Physical Education Philosophy

Good Afternoon! My name is Mrs. Colarik and I am the 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Physical Education teacher at Madison Middle School.


Physical Education is a critical part of the total education program of each student in our building. Through the medium of sport and movement all students will participate in a sequential, differentiated program that fosters each student's personal health, fitness, and safety. Through exposure to a wide variety of activities, students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve and maintain a health lifestyle.


The PE and Health Teachers at Madison are committed to and support the development of a positive and appropriate value driven education. Social skills which include but are not limited to respect, cooperation, communication, teamwork, and sportsmanship are an important aspect of our physical education curriculum and will be directly taught throughout the student's physical education classes.The values, principles, and concepts associated with a quality physical education program surpass the boundaries of the gymnasium and playing fields. 


Physical activity is important for learning in all content areas. Madison Middle School is committed to providing a physical education program which allows frequent and diverse opportunities to engage in physical activities necessary to support a healthy mind and body.


Some activities offered are: Soccer, Volleyball, Flag Football, Fitness Testing, Variety of Cardiovascular activities, and group games.


If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Thank you. 
Mrs. Colarik 
Melissa.Colarik@madisonschools.net