Leigh Clark is our Physical Education Instructor. She has been teaching Physical Education part-time at Warren Elementary School since 1979. She holds a BA in Physical Education and Health from Johnson State College and a Masters in Education (Adaptive Physical Education) from the University of Vermont. She is certified in: Outdoor Emergency Care, CPR, AED and is also a Water Safety Instructor. When she is not at Warren School working, you will find her at Mad River Glen where she is the Assistant Ski School Director and a ski coach. She is also actively involved with the Brain Injury Association of Vermont where she is a member of the Executive Board. She is also involved with BIA-VT and helps coordination support groups in the State of Vermont and co-facilitats a support group. In the summer you will find Leigh volunteering and spending time in her perennial gardens or following her son races in his Late Model car at Thunder Road, taking photos and updating The Clark Racing Team website. Leigh lives in Fayston with her husband. She has two adult children and a daughter-in-law who also lives in Fayston.
Physical Education Schedule
Preschool-K 3/4 years old will have P.E. once a week for 15 minutes. Students in grades kindergarten through second grade have P.E. for 30 minutes twice a week. Grades three through sixth have P.E. twice a week for 35 minutes.
Physical Education classroom schedule: Andra: Pre 3 & 4 years old afternoon group on Monday. Pre-4 years old morning group on Wednesday. Beth: Mondays and Tuesdays. Whitney: Mondays and Tuesdays. Gina: Mondays and Tuesdays. Heidi Hill: Mondays and Wednesdays. Katie: Mondays and Tuesdays. Elizabeth: Mondays and Tuesdays. Jane: Mondays and Wednesdays. Mr. Alligator: Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Washington West Supervisory Union Assessments
Warren School students in grades 1-6 are assessed on the following skills: Catching, Overhand Throw, Striking with an implement, Safety, Striking without an implement, Physical Fitness knowledge, Space Concepts, Social Interactions, on a rotating basis. Warren School Physical Education program is based from the national Standards and Outcomes from SHAPE which all WWSU schools have endorsed. Students will be assessed on the 1 – 4 grading scale (Kindergarten = No Formal Assessment).
Warren School Physical Education Program Units and Activities
- Children Games
- Body, Space and Movement Concepts
- Loco-motor/Non-Loco-motor Skill
- Manipulative and Small Equipment
- Rhythm movement
- Physical Fitness-Fitnessgram
- Soft Ball/T-Ball
- Mileage club
- Jump Rope For Heart
- Bike Smart Walk Smart
- Bike Rodeo
- Winter Olympics (Winter Olympic years)
Physical Education Policies:
Students are expected to wear sneakers during Physical Education classes. Boots, sandals, flip flops, crocs, high heels, shoes, slippers, five toes are not appropriate for Physical Education classes.
Excused -Return to Play Policy/Accommodation
If a students is ill or injured and needs to be excused from participating from Physical Education a note from a parent/guardian is required. Please stated the length of time the child is excused from P.E. class. In some situations a note may be requested from the attending physician for a student to be excused, return to play or for accommodations to be made due to sickness/injury.
If a student has sustained a concussion please inform the nurse and the physical education teacher. A note from the attending physician will be needed for return of play.
The National Association for Sport and Physical Education Guidelines
Guidelines for Ages 5 through 12 years
Guideline 1: Children should accumulate at least 60 minutes, and up to several hours, of age-appropriate physical activity on all, or most days of the week. This daily accumulation should include moderate and vigorous physical activity with the majority of the time being spent in activity that is intermittent in nature.
Guideline 2: Children should participate in several bouts of physical activity lasting 15 minutes or more each day.
Guideline 3: Children should participate each day in a variety of age-appropriate physical activities designed to achieve optimal health, wellness, fitness, and performance benefits.
Guideline 4: Extended periods (periods of two hours or more) of inactivity are discouraged for children, especially during the daytime hours.
Guidelines for Preschoolers
Guideline 1: Preschoolers should accumulate at least 60 minutes daily of structured physical activity.
Guideline 2: Preschoolers should engage in at least 60 minutes and up to several hours of daily, unstructured physical activity and should not be sedentary for more than 60 minutes at a time except when sleeping.
Guideline 3: Preschoolers should develop competence in movement skills that are building blocks for more complex movement tasks.
Guideline 4: Preschoolers should have indoor and outdoor areas that meet or exceed recommended safety standards for performing large muscle activities.
Guideline 5: Individuals responsible for the well-being of preschoolers should be aware of the importance of physical activity and facilitate the child’s movement skills.