PE and Health

Welcome back to the 2023-2024 school year!

PE Grading System and Helpful Hints

2023-2024 GFMS Physical Education Grading and Requirements

Grading for grades 5-8 as follow

Grade 5,6,7 and 8: (All Year Long)

  • Numeric Grading System- Based out of 100 points per Marking Period
    • Participation- (Deductions from 1-3 points per day)
      • Follow directions
      • Show your best effort
      • Be kind and have good sportsmanship
    • Preparation- (Deduction of 1 point per day)
      • All students must have athletic sneakers and athletic attire
      • Jeans and jean shorts are not considered athletic attire.
      • Following the code of conduct.


            We will not be utilizing the locker rooms during the 2022-2023 school year.

Dress Requirements:

  • Sneakers (have to be secure to the foot with a full heel in order to prevent injuries) Note: Non- Lace Up sneakers are fine as long as they are secure and won’t fall off.
  • T-shirt and/or Sweatshirt- TANK TOPS AND CROP TOPS are NOT acceptable
  • Shorts and/or Sweatpants

Medical Excuses:  Each case will be handled individually.  Please contact your assigned physical education teacher for more information.

Helpful Hints for In- Person learning:

  • Do your best and follow directions
  • Arrive on time or with a pass
  • No cell phones, ear/airpods or recording devices allowed
  • Water bottles are suggested for class (teachers will be given intermittent water breaks during class).
  • No Gum Chewing.
  • Place books on the shelves provided
  • No hats/sunglasses inside

Class Expectations:  Your physical education staff is looking to create a fun, exciting, safe and healthy school year for all of our students.

Sincerely your 2023-2024 PE staff:

Mr. Deserre

Mr. Garbowski

Mr. Raniolo

Mr. Robin

Mrs. Brenneman

Mrs. Carinci

Physical Education Mission and Activities

The Physical Education Department's mission to engage our students in lifetime activities that support them physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.  Lifetime Activities, as well as Team Concepts, are introduced in Physical Education in hopes to provide a lifetime of physical activity.

Activities offered in physical education:

  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Running/ Track and Field
  • Football
  • Field Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Fitness
  • Fitness Center (Use of Machines and Spin Bikes- 7/8th grade)
  • Cardio Kickboxing
  • Juggling
  • Volleyball
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • Floor Hockey

 Great ways to get moving outside of school:

  • Go for a walk (with an adult buddy in a safe place)
  • Swim
  • Dance
  • Make up an Exercise Routine
  • Playing Outside
  • Stream Fitness Channels to your TV
  • Bicycle
  • Shoot some hoops at a local park
  • Join a recreational league

5th Grade Health


  • D.A.R.E
  • Hands- only CPR
  • Health Triangle
  • Bullying
  • Self- esteem
  • Divorce
  • Body Systems
  • Nutrition (
  • Fitness

7th Grade Health

  • Self- Esteem
  • Peer Pressure
  • Resistance Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Eating Disorders
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
  • Nutrition Using the Choose My Plate Website
  • Fitness
  • Human Growth and Development
  • HIV and AIDS

Modified Sports/ Family ID/ Athletics

More Info  Athletic Department

Concussion Protocol


Stay Tuned.......


 Additional GFMS Clubs and Activities

5th Grade Create a Great Plate Pictures