Physical Education Program
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
Physical Education Department
STUDENT OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH
Tracy White was selected as our March student of the month. Tracy displays all of the characteristics required to be selected for this honor. Each day during physical education and athletics she does everything that is expected of her to be successful without any questions. Tracy has perfect attendance and has never been unprepared to class. She gets along well with her peers, listens to directions from the teacher, and is a hard worker. We are proud to have Tracy White represent our physical education program as our Student of the Month.
At. St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, we believe all students should have the opportunity to develop their mental and physical potential. Physical education is a paramount phase of the total education plan for our students. Proper planning that includes broad goals with specific objectives subject to regular evaluation will facilitate the total growth of each student.
In addition, the National Standards as well as the New York State Learning Standard for physical education will be incorporated to enhance our students levels of performance.
Our program is designed to develop the students from preschool through high school so that, upon graduation they may lead a healthy, active lifestyle. The program emphasizes physical fitness, motor development and sports skills, as well as individual and team activities.
The highlight of the program is the Annual Physical Education & Sports Demonstration (gym show) held every March. Students from preschool – high school participate in various activities in the show, which is performed for the entire school population and parents. Activities cover selected aspects of the curriculum from juggling and parachute to tumbling and ball skills.