• Erik Patchkofsky, Physical Education, Health, and Athletics Department Director: Elm City Bowl Is Back!

    Erik Patchkofsky, Physical Education, Health, and Athletics Department Director: Elm City Bowl Is Back!

    Last year, because of the pandemic we had no football at all, no volleyball, except outside. We were able to go to a full sports schedule this fall for all our teams.

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  • New Teachers, New Forces

    New Teachers, New Forces

    This school year, five new physical education teachers joined the New Haven Public school community. They are: Amil John (New Haven Academy), Talia Loda (Nathan Hale School), Marykate Van Sant (Truman School), and Nicholas Moshier (John Daniels School), Jacob Weisslender (Beecher School). Please welcome them to the district, and let’s see who they are:

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  • Nate Russell: Former Dropout, Now Three Times Champion

    Nate Russell: Former Dropout, Now Three Times Champion

    The best teachers lead by example. The example that Nathan Russel sets for his students at Riverside Academy is rather remarkable. Being a physical education teacher, he is also a mixed martial arts champion. He recently won his 3rd belt at Cage Titans 49, one of the biggest MMA promotions in New England and has 2 other championship belts from other promotions. He is the number one ranked amateur fighter in his weight class in the northeast. We met with Nate in his office at Riverside, and here is his story.

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  • Covid-19 Contact Tracing: Who, When and Why

    Covid-19 Contact Tracing: Who, When and Why

    Covid-19 has had devastating consequences on the economy and human lives, eliminating thousands of jobs. Ironically, it also created brand new ones. Although, according to the CDC, the job of a pandemic contact tracer is not necessarily new, admittedly, most of us never heard about it before the pandemic.

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  • Health Education: Things To Remember This Year

    Health Education: Things To Remember This Year

    This school year we continue to teach the Michigan Model for Health curriculum. All the materials (teacher manuals, worksheets and videos) had been posted on Google Drive for ease of access; please visit this page to see the links.

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  • Project Pride: Look Who’s Back!

    Project Pride: Look Who’s Back!

    New Haven Public Schools and the Physical Education department are excited to announce that Project Pride will be making its return following a three-year shutdown. Project Pride is a cooperative learning, adventure-based program offered to selected 7th and 8th grade students through the New Haven Physical Education Department. Project Pride programming will be in recommended schools working with students in physical education class and be participating in offsite field experiences on scheduled Fridays.

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