About Elementary PE
Physical training, health awareness, and character development are the biggest components of our Physical Education program. Students will engage in vigorous activities starting with warmups and dynamic stretching. The heart of this program is to foster a love for all things sports related. Students will have a chance to participate in classic sports like soccer, baseball, and basketball, while also being introduced to some new and exciting games. We also explore the world of chasing and fleeing games such as Capture the Flag and Sharks and Minnows. All these games are designed to focus on students achieving and maintaining a level of physical fitness for health and performance in the years to come. Learning to respect our bodies because they are the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19) is a key part of our dialogue about health. Lastly, character development is another big component of our Physical Education program. We give students the mental and spiritual tools needed as they navigate competition sports, working on a team, learning difficult skills, and overcoming challenges on and off the field.
Mr. Derek Bouma is one of our awesome PE teachers! He earned his bachelor's degree from Cal State San Marcos and has been coaching for the past 10 years. Coach Derek is currently the pole vault coach at Vista Murrieta High School. He is also co-owner and coach at Vaulter Club in Menifee, a private pole vault training facility. Coach Derek loves using his passion for athletics to educate, equip and disciple our students!
Miss Kylie Cole is a new addition to our Coaching team. She went to college in South Carolina at Charleston Southern University and earned her degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in strength and conditioning. She is also currently a cheer coach and personal trainer. Her favorite part about being an educator is being able to help positively influence the kids of this generation and being able to faithfully disciple them and show them Christ's love!