January Unified Arts Newsletter
Mrs. Jennifer Ferragatta- Health/PE
Mr. Adam Summerer- Music
Mrs. Kristin Sweeney- Library Coordinator
Mr. Connor Hill- Health & Physical Education
BMSHEALTHANDPE Social Media Links
Health and Physical Education are requirements for all students grades 5-8. In Dr. Helen Baldwin Middle School Physical Education classes, all students learn, practice and enjoy demonstrating competencies in a variety of skills relating to team activities, games and sports. Students are assessed through skill development, cognitive knowledge and effective behavior relating to how maturely they work together within team settings.
Safety is my #1 priority, and all students are required to wear closed toe sneakers and come prepared with a change of Physical Education clothes for class. To be exempt from P.E. class, and given an alternate assignment for any period of time, students must submit a written request from a physician to the school nurse. A note from a parent/guardian requesting a student be excused from class for one day must state the reason and needs to be successfully approved by the school nurse before the student reports to P.E. class.
Mrs. Samantha Rizer- Art
Student artists from 5th to 8th grade are introduced to a variety of mediums, techniques, and art history. As they work their way through their four years at DHBMS, they increase the rigor and expectations of their creativity and artistic ability. An introduction and trial of a variety of materials through the practice of artwork creates a lasting curiosity and understanding of their own personal aesthetic. Every student is asked to bring only their imagination, curiosity, and individuality to their work. Students are introduced to the elements and principles of art and design, through which they meet the National Visual Arts standards that are: Create, Present, Respond, and Connect. These standards are the foundation of their learning in the art room, and students use these techniques on a daily basis. Visual arts have the ability to teach children involved in them skills such as problem solving, spatial awareness and reasoning, creativity, curiosity, focus, and communication.
Mr. Tim Simkowski- Technology
Website: DHBMS Technology
The emphasis of our technology program is to provide students problem solving skills that allow them the ability to thrive in a constantly evolving technological landscape through an inquiry based model. We feel it is paramount that students not only learn a specific library of programs and application software but to independently learn to operate any software they are presented with. Dr. Helen Baldwin middle school embraces a student-centered approach that empowers our learners to solve authentic problems with the latest technology available.