09-11-2012 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #8

Excellence in Physical Education Award


The charge for each school applying for the Excellence in Physical Education Award was to produce a portfolio, developed by the physical education teacher(s) with the assistance of administration, which demonstrated a rigorous, descriptive process of the school's physical education program.  Portfolios were then reviewed and scored by a committee of professors from the University of West Florida.  The portfolio review team recommended physical education programs that met the criteria for a site visit.

Two schools out of 12 applicants were recommended for site visits.  The site visit team, composed of three out-of-county experts in the field of physical education, conducted a review of each school's portfolio, a visual evaluation of the program in action, a walk-through of the site and equipment storage area, and interviews with the principal and physical education staff.  At the conclusion, the site visit team recommended one elementary school to be the recipient of the 2012-2015 Excellence in Physical Education Award.

To enhance their physical education program, the school has already received a check for $1,000.00, and the physical education teacher received a check for $500.00.  The teacher will also receive a padfolio, polo shirt, and business cards with the Excellence in Physical Education Award designation.

The school will be presented with a banner and a plaque signifying that they are the recipient of the 2012-2015 Excellence in Physical Education Award.


Present Apollo Elementary with the 2012-2015 Excellence in Physical Education Award.

Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 9/11/2012

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Operating - Other

Cost Center


Rachel Winsten, Health and Physical Education Resource Teacher, ext. 387

Barbara A. Rodrigues, Middle School Programs Director, ext. 583

Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, ext. 300