Sunday, January 22, 2012

District P.E. Depts. Receive Record Number of Sports Balls

Students from Muir K-12
Muir K-12 students J.J. Schmike, Xavier Sullivan-Roe and Amaya Ollison.
Thanks to Kaiser Permanente’s generous donation of thousands of sports balls, district physical education teachers can now offer more activities in their classes that were not previously possible due to a shortage of balls. The December donation also set a new Guinness World Record for the most balls collected in a single day.

With class sizes increasing, and equipment budgets decreasing, this donation has had a tremendous impact on the quality of service to our children. Kaiser Permanente gives our physical education teachers and their students some hope during a time when most budgets have run dry.
Schools received the equipment based on their physical education teachers’ regular attendance at professional development events this fall and their ongoing commitment to improving their programs. Kudos to the physical education teachers at the following schools for going the extra mile:

Audubon K-8, Bell MS, Clairemont HS, CPMA MS, Correia MS, Crawford HS, Fulton K-8, Golden Hill K-8, Hoover HS, Innovation MS, Knox MS, Lincoln HS, Marston MS, Memorial Prep MS, Millennial Tech MS, Monroe Clark MS, Montgomery MS, Morse HS, Muir K-12, Muirlands MS, Pacific Beach MS, Patrick Henry HS, Point Loma HS, Roosevelt MS, Scripps Ranch HS, Taft MS

According to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), “Teachers [must] organize their classes to maximize opportunities for all children to learn and be physically active. Enough equipment is provided so that children spend virtually no time waiting for turns or standing in lines...” NASPE calls for one ball for every two children to increase the opportunities for students to acquire new skills and be successful in physical education. However, many schools have not seen new physical education equipment for 3-5 consecutive years or more.

For more information, contact Brenna Baringer at 619-725-7124 or