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Summer physical education program works to clear up students’ schedules

Summer physical education program works to clear up students’ schedules

June 5, 2017

By: Nicky Brown '19 and Amanda Kaplowitz '19 Students that are looking for a way to stay active over the summer and open up their schedules for the upcoming school year can participate in the Staples summer PE Program. Physical education teacher, Christopher J. (CJ) Shamas, with the help of his colleague, Jennifer Mitteness...

[April 2017] College P.E. requirements still present at many schools

April 20, 2017

By: Alexa Moro '18 Staples seniors are aware of the academic and social rigors of college but may be unaware of the physical demands. A physical education requirement, sometimes including a swim test, still exists at many colleges and universities. The freshman year swim test as part of physical...

PE class runs into summer

PE class runs into summer

Zoe Brown, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2014

Ah, summer–– a time for relaxing, sun-bathing, pool-hopping, and… taking a physical education class at school? Staples offers a PE Fitness and Sports class during two different sessions throughout the summer. This class benefits students who need to make up a PE class, or who desire to take a P...

Greater choice gender-segregates gym class

Greater choice gender-segregates gym class

Claire Quigley, Opinions Editor

January 31, 2014

Gone are the days of boys and girls huddling together under multicolored parachutes, forming alliances in the cutthroat world of freeze tag, and sacrificing themselves for fellow minnows.  These epic displays of valor have ceased to exist beyond the doors of elementary school gyms. Today, Staples...

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