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Physical Education

Ericka Berkson

PE, Grade 7, Grade 6

Natalie Costa

PE, Grade 7, Grade 6

Michael Ferolino

PE, Grade 7

Justin Halas

PE, Grade 8, Grade 7

Michael Harris

PE, Grade 8, Grade 6

Amanda Holmquist

PE, Grade 8


Physical Education consists of a program of activities that are designed to develop good basic motor skills, physical fitness, nutrition, and fundamental movement patterns. Emphasis is placed on the importance of positive sportsmanship and cooperation, including respect for one another. Students are provided an introductory exposure to a wide variety of activities, including team sports, individual and dual sports, rhythms and aquatics.


  • 6th Grade Reflection Paper (pdf)
  • Fitness Gram Summary (pdf)
  • 6th Grade Line Dance Instructions (pdf)
  • Mile Times for 6th/7th/8th Graders (pdf)

Extension Activities

The Middle School Athletics Program is run by the City of Palo Alto's Community Services Department with the support of the Palo Alto Unified School District. The MSA program's mission is to provide a safe and positive after-school environment where students can take pride in representing their school in league play.