Physical Education

Physical Education Department Goal:

"The goal of the Santiago Physical Education Department is to make physical education enjoyable as well as instructive. We consider the individual needs, feelings, and interests of the students when designing and implementing our curriculum. Our classes are in compliance with Title IX.

Spartan Class

Some points of wisdom (favorite quotes) from our Physical Education Teachers:

Mrs. Flansburg: "Your're Killin' Me, Smalls!" - The Sandlot

Mrs. Hurdle: "Good is not good when better is expected." and "It's time for Dodger Baseball." - Vin Scully

Mr. Mikkelsen: "Do good. Be good. Feel good." - Mr. Mikkelsen

Mr. Tanner: "Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential." - Winston Churchill 

Physical Education Curriculum

7th Grade: Focus on individual skills, learning how to work together as a team, differentiation, develop good sportsmanship, and practice effective communication

7th Grade Units Include:

  • Basic Skills (throwing, catching, hitting)
  • Project Adventure (working together to reach a common goal)
  • Handmitton
  • Medieval Games
  • Soccer/Football and Basketball
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Track and Field
  • Pickelball
  • Archery
  • Softball 
  • Jump Rope/ Rock Wall Climbing

8th Grade: Engage in team sports. Applying everything learned in 7th grade curriculum to 8th grade. 

8th Grade Units Include:

  • Football 
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Track and Field
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Hockey
  • Handmitton
  • Square Dancing 
  • Softball 
  • Team Handball 

Upcoming Department Events

  • Decathlon (testing for Decathlon starts 1st day of 3rd trimester)
  • Physical Fitness Testing for 7th Graders in March
  • University of Michigan and CDE Healthy Kids Survey in February