Upcoming Tests and Swimming

Mr. Leahys 9th Grade classes have just started our Health Unit for this semester. During these 2 weeks we will also be doing our final practicing and then testing of 2 Fitness tests, Push-ups and Sit and Reach (flexibility). One week before Winter break we will start swimming. We will also swim when we come back from break before the end of the semester. Swimming (or not swimming) can have a huge impact on final grades. Whereas there will be some before and after school make ups for an unavoidable miss, students are heavily encouraged to swim every day to earn all your points. Ms. Terry will be taking the girls into the pool.

End of 2nd Marking Period

The end of the 2nd Marking Period is this Friday November 15th. Mr. Leahys class will continue with our Volleyball Unit and will also have our Sit-up Fitness Test this Friday and will be worth 80 points. Of special concern is the large amount of students who are losing points every day because of not being prepared in proper gym clothes. As a reminder…jeans are never acceptable gym attire and appropriate gym shoes (rubber soled activity shoes) are a must. Sandles, Crocs, Moccasins, Hiking boots, work boots or shoes, snow boots or dress shoes are never acceptable for gym class. Students are given plenty of time before and after class in the locker room to change in (and out) of appropriate clothes.

End of First Marking Period

This Friday Oct. 4th will be the end of our first Marking Period of the 2019-2020 School year. It is important to remember that in High School classes are by Semester with the first 2 marking periods actually being “progress reports”. Points will keep accumulating throughout the semester resulting in a final semester grade for the full 20 weeks.

1.5 Mile Jogging Test plus Extra Credit opportunities

This week all of Mr. Leahy’s 9th Grade PE classes will be doing their jogging test that we have been preparing for. Good Luck! This test is worth 80 points. A good way to add points to your grade, especially if you do not do well on the jogging test is to come to the make up sessions. Each one is worth 10 points. They consist of 4 laps around the track after school. We are having 2 more this week both at 2:30 Tuesday and Wednesday. Hope to see lots of students there!

Extra credit begins!

We are doing a lot of jogging practice to prepare for our 1.5 mile run which will be in about 2 weeks. A good way to “buffer” this grade is to get some extra credit points. We will be holding our first 2 extra credit runs this week on Tuesday and Wednesday (9-10 and 9-11). If students would like to earn 10 extra credit points they need to be down on the track ready to run before 2:30 and sign up with the supervising PE Teacher. We do 4 laps to earn 10 points. Hope to see a lot of you there!


Welcome to the 2019-2020 School year at DHS!

This blog will be updated weekly with class news, important tips/reminders and some upcoming tests and/or events.

I’m looking forward to a great year!

Mr. Leahy

Have a Great Summer!

The regular school year of 2018-2019 is now behind us! On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we will have 2 classes a day from 7:20 until 10:30.  For Mr. Leahy’s PE Classes each exam is worth 15 points toward the total grade.  To earn all 15 points students need to be in class the whole time, change into appropriate gym clothes and shoes, and participate the whole time.

Have a great Summer!!!

The End is Near!!!

The end of the 2018-2019 School year is fast approaching!  As we get to the final few weeks of school it is real important to not let to many things creep up on us.  Make sure you know when (and what) tests are approaching. In Mr. Leahy’s 9th Grade PE/Health Classes there are quite a few tests coming up.  In the next 3 weeks we will be testing Push-ups, Sit-ups, Sit and Reach(flexibility) as well doing the Mile Run when Ramadan is over.

There will also be Extra Credit runs every Wednesday.  Be at the track by 2:30 ready to run 4 laps.

Let’s finish strong!