Physical Education in Summer Semester

Kevin Donaghey

Kevin Donaghey has been on the Summer Semester team for four years. Every year students express how much fun the program is. Donaghey's passion is physical activity. Helping students grow and develop both physically and socially makes his job one of the best in the world.

Physical Activities (3 to 10 Year-Olds)

Course Description

Note: This course is built into each student's schedule.

The Summer Semester elementary physical education (PE) program provides students double the fun. Current research shows that students perform better cognitively with physical movement. Students will engage in physical activities in a caring, supportive, and non-threatening atmosphere twice a day. Every student will be challenged and provided the opportunity to be successful. We aim to challenge every student with a wide variety of physical activities that will contribute to the development and maintenance of their physical, cognitive, and social wellbeing over summer.

Content Overview

Note: Course content will be different each week so students can sign up for multiple weeks.

Collaborative games
Ball skills
Hand-eye coordination
Psychomotor skills (gross and fine motor skills)
Social-emotional learning opportunities



Chuck Shriner

Chuck Shriner teaches physical education and wellness at SAS. He encourages wellness and nutrition among our students, utilizing best practices and salient themes so that students are able to engage in rewarding, fun-filled, and learner specific experiences utilizing SAS facilities.

Physical Education (11 to 14 Year-Olds)

Course Description

Note: Students may pick Fitness, Health and Nutrition as a specific course on its own. PE, however, is built into each student's schedule.

Team games will take place in one of our many gymnasiums and will drill down on basic skills, team play, sportsmanship and fun competition. Some of the games will emphasize how to best utilize space, while others might expose them to implemental sports or balls. Hand-eye coordination is stressed as well as the cognitive relationship to movement patterns. 

Sample Daily Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Advisory
9:20 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. PE/Wellness
9:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Break
10:10 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.  
10:55 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.  
11:40 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Lunch
12:25 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.  
1:10 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.  
1:55 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. PE/Wellness
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Advisory
3:00 p.m. Dismissal

Content Overview

Note: Course content will be different each week so students can sign up for multiple weeks.

Team building and games, both with/without sports
APEx training and conditioning
Healthy nutrition for wellness



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