Category Archives: physical education

Sunday SOAR

Each time we run our SOAR program, we pick a weekend day to walk on Miami’s natural trails with our families. Students, parents, and friends joined us on Sunday afternoon to go for a three mile hike. Those who felt … Continue reading

Posted in community, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, physical education, Primary, Upper Elementary

SOAR Has Begun!

Students school-wide are currently participating in SOAR (Students Outside and Running) every day during recess! SOAR is a McGuffey program that many students look forward to every year. A course is laid out around the playgrounds for students to run or walk … Continue reading

Posted in fundraising, McGuffey, outside, physical education

Learning How to Play Lacrosse

Thanks to parent George Ironstrack, students in Lower Elementary and the Upper Unit learned how to play lacrosse last week. George shared some of the sport’s cultural history with our students, and brought in several varieties of lacrosse sticks to … Continue reading

Posted in outside, parents, physical education

Staying active in winter weather with Taekwondo

It can be difficult to get outside and do our usual Physical Education activities when temperatures are below freezing and there are several inches of snow on the ground. McGuffey is fortunate to live only a couple buildings away from Oxford … Continue reading

Posted in community, field trip, McGuffey, partners, physical education

Act of Kindness?

What started out as an act of kindness for the school, quickly turned to an act of silliness by the LE Classroom.

Posted in building and grounds, community, Lower Elementary, outside, physical education

SOAR Weekend Family Hike

On Sunday, October 12, at 1:00pm, we will be taking SOAR (Students Outside Active and Running) to the Miami Natural Trails for a McGuffey Community Hike. We will begin by hiking a three mile loop. Immediately following the completion of … Continue reading

Posted in community, field trip, Lower Elementary, McGuffey, Middle School, physical education, Primary, Upper Elementary


We have been having a great time skating on Fridays! Check out our video and pictures from last week’s session. Thanks to Goggin Ice Center for coordinating this program with us, and to our many parent volunteers!

Posted in McGuffey, physical education

Capture The Flag

One goal I have for P.E. is to give the Middle School students a chance to play games just for fun with each other to help foster their interpersonal relationships. This also allows them to learn the rules of various … Continue reading

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Hike-A-Thon this weekend at Miami University.

This weekend we have a wonderful chance to get out and enjoy some of the Autumn weather. We encourage all of the students to take their parents out on to the trails to explore their ecosystem! For more information, please … Continue reading

Posted in community, outside, physical education

SOAR kicks off with a Saturday hike

Spring is here and so is MMS’s favorite Spring activity: SOAR! SOAR stands for Students Outside Active and Running, and is a way to promote exercise and love of the outdoors, along with providing a community service. This weekend we … Continue reading

Posted in community, intermediate unit, McGuffey, physical education, pre-primary, primary unit, upper unit