Inklings News

Mindfulness curriculum garners positive response from students, teachers

P.E. class records their stress level in mindfulness activity tracker.

Allison Gillman '23 and Maya Hruskar '23

March 10, 2020

Close your eyes. Relax your muscles. Soften your mind. Focus on your breath, noticing how it enters and leaves your body. Envision yourself in a calm, peaceful, quiet place, such as a beach or the countryside, and allow any stress to melt from your body and soak into the ground beneath you.  This i...

Changing clothes for P.E. should not always be necessary

People work out in a gym wearing proper attire for their activity.

Chelsea Strober '21

January 7, 2019

The bell rings and it is time for me to leave math class and head to P.E. I speed walk to the locker room, dodging anyone in my way. Getting into my change of clothes and making it to class on time is my priority. I arrive, change into a whole new outfit, and make my way to where my class is meeting on...

[Sept. 2016 News] New equipment propels P.E. department different curriculum

October 11, 2016

By Ashton Dedona '17 Arts Editor and Kaya Leitner '19 The physical education department has made changes to its curriculum this year but not to the state of its boys’ locker room.   Some students questioned why the 2013 Pep Grant, provided by the U.S. Department of Education for Nutrition and ...

New lifetime gym causes gender divide

New lifetime gym causes gender divide

September 19, 2014

Physical education, gym class, free time, torture. Call it whatever you will. For years, the physical education classes in Westport have predominantly consisted of the same type of curriculum. Each class goes through certain sports units, health units and even swim lessons that make P.E. one of the best...

Paddling through P.E.

Molly Liebergall, Staff Writer

September 16, 2014

The Staples pool is associated with swimming laps and playing water polo, but the new addition of kayaking to the P.E. program has changed students’ opinions of the infamous quarter-long course. The idea to add kayaking to the P.E. curriculum originated from the Physical Education Department Chair,...

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