Welcome to Physical Education

  • The Physical Education Program at FDES strives to offer a variety of physical movement activities and experiences throughout the school year allowing for optimal growth leading to a healthy lifestyle. Students learn essential motor skills through physical movement experiences in P.E. class.

    The focus is for every child to be happy about what he or she can achieve. We believe that a quality Physical Education experience is essential to your child’s total educational experience. Exercise will boost brain power allowing for optimal learning and brain growth needed for achieving a healthy lifestyle.

    Kids Heart Challenge

    Virtual Lesson

What Are We Learning in P.E.?

  • First 9 Weeks
    Unit 1 - Traveling with Locomotor Skills
    Unit 2 - Fitness Testing - Parachute Games - Scooter Relays
    Unit 3 - Chasing, Fleeing, and Dodging
    Unit 4 - Kids Heart Challenge Jump Rope
    Unit 5 - KHC Dance
    Unit 6 - KHC Basketball
    Unit 7 - KHC Obstacle Course

    Second 9 Weeks
    Unit 8 - Underhand Toss / Bowling
    Unit 9 - Catching and Throwing
    Unit 10 - Passing with Hands
    Unit 11 - Dribbling with feet
    Unit 12 - Passing with feet
    Unit 13 - Kicking
    Unit 14 - Punting

    Third 9 Weeks
    Unit 15 - Balance
    Unit 16 - Transfer of weight
    Unit 17 - Rolling
    Unit 18 - Curling and Stretching, Twisting and Bending
    Unit 19 - Combinations
    Unit 20 - Gymnastics Routine

    Fourth 9 Weeks
    Unit 21 - Basketball
    Unit 22 - Football
    Unit 23 - Soccer
    Unit 24 - Volleyball
    Unit 25 - Hockey / Floor Hockey
    Unit 26 - Baseball
    Unit 27 - Tennis / Badminton


Physical Challenges and Recognition Rewards

  • Students in all grade levels will have ample opportunities to earn a variety of student recognition rewards for achieving physical challenges and growth throughout the school year. In addition to earning student recognition rewards for physical performances, students may earn “Panda Paws” on a daily basis for demonstrating good sportsmanlike conduct. ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHALLENGE?

Items Needed for PE

  • Students are required to wear “Tennis Shoes” or “Sneakers” to P.E. class. Wearing Tennis Shoes allows for safe movement preventing bodily injuries. Students should also wear loose or flexible clothing on P.E. days. Therefore, please remind your child to wear “Tennis Shoes” and flexible clothing on scheduled P.E. days.  

    Please inform us of any health related problems such as: Asthma, Diabetes, Allergies & Allergic Reactions, Heart Problems, Seizures, or other medical concerns in order for us to provide the necessary adaptations for active participation. 

Our PE Teacher

  • Mr. Andrew Divico
    Physical Education Teacher

    Before teaching, I served in the United States Marine Corps from 2005-2016.  I graduated from Shepherd University with my Bachelor's in Health and Physical Education in 2020.  I was given my first teaching opportunity at Frederick Douglass, where I have worked since August 2020, and I am currently in my 5th year of teaching.  I then graduated with my Master's in Education Administration from Shenandoah University in May 2024, and plan to continue advancing my education.