About Junior High PE
Teaching Physical Education is a joy as we exercise and encourage students to learn to push themselves physically. During our time in PE, we have three goals: that students would get the necessary exercise in order to improve all aspects of their lives, for them to truly enjoy physical movement and exertion, and for them to further develop Christ-like character. Our hope is that these three goals are met through competitive, but always respectful, games. We do spend time on the “major” sports, such as soccer, basketball, football, and baseball. However, we also reserve time to play other games such as capture the flag, gaga ball, and kickball. These other games allow for all students to be active participants and contributors to their teams without having the knowledge and skill necessary to play more organized sports. Our students develop Christ-like character as they learn to be competitive with each other, while learning the art of winning with humility and losing with grace. As we go through our year, we will see what God says about giving our best and about how to take care of our bodies.
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!