Sep 22

Middle School Fitness Standards

Please view the link below for the Google Doc of our Dearborn Schools’ Middle School Fitness Standards:

All students in Mr. Vietinghoff’s physical education classes will be tested in the area(s) of cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength & muscular endurance.  These tests include the 1-mile run, pull-up test, push-up test as well as sit-up test.

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Sep 07

First Swimming Unit

This week marks the first week of our swimming unit.  We will continue swimming all of next week, Tuesday, September 6th– Friday, September 16th, 2022.  Parents, please remind your child(ren) to bring their swim suits as well as their googles and towel, etc.

Yours in Education,

Mr. Vietinghoff

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Aug 31

Welcome to the Start of the 2022-2023 School Year! Here we go! :-)

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

Welcome to the start of the 2022-2023 school year at Stout Middle School. I encourage you to visit this Blog often for the latest news regarding your child(rens) education in Physical Education at Stout Middle School. Here you can retrieve weekly news, class lessons as well as learning targets for the class. Attached, is our 2022-2023 Physical Education Syllabus, which contains all relevant information for the semester along with the rules and expectations for my class(es). Please, be sure to read it along with your child(ren).

As always, should you need to contact me, you may do so via e-mail at or at Stout Middle School (313-827-4600) or leave me a message (313-827-8229) and I will return your telephone call. Additionally, I am always available by appointment to discuss your child(rens) progress in Physical Education. I wish you the very best, always.

Yours in Education,

Mr. Vietinghoff

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Jun 10

Please Help: United States Census 2020

Dear Parent(s) & Guardian(s),

Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

For a better future of our city, schools, and students , please click on the link now and fill out the census. It only takes a few minutes from your time to make a difference.

Complete the Census application here:

Yours in Education,

Mr. Vietinghoff

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Jun 08

Monday, June 8th DSHINES Lesson

Physical Activity
Summer is a time for lots of outdoor activity, including camping! Unplug your wi-fi and get outdoors for a camping adventure this summer. No access to the woods? The good news is that you don’t have to head to nature for a great camping adventure – you can pitch a tent right in your own backyard or make a fort in your living room! Here are some great ways to add in some physical activity to your camping fun:
• Grab some pals or siblings and play flashlight tag or capture the flag
• Use chalk on your driveway or paper plates in your yard for a giant game of twister
• Go on a nature scavenger hunt
• If you have a partner, play human Rock, Paper, Scissors
• Try Geocaching or Letterboxing for a local treasure hunt
Is it rainy or you’re stuck inside? Give these indoor activities a try:
• Blow up a balloon or two and play indoor baseball or volleyball
• Use what you have to do some indoor bowling or make your own indoor golf course
• Dust off your acting skills with “bag-o-stuff improv skits
• And, if all else fails, play some classic camp card games

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Healthy Camping Treats: Banana S’mores
Camping (at a site or in the backyard) is a great way to soak in some vitamin D while appreciating nature- and today we’re sharing an easy way to keep campfire eating fun AND healthy! This summer as you pitch a tent, make sure to try our Campfire Banana S’mores!
· medium ripe banana
· 1 small handful of mini marshmallows (10-15)
· 1 spoonful of dark chocolate chips
· 2 low-fat graham crackers
· Foil
· Ask an adult to cut through the peel on the inside curve of the banana, but leave the banana in the peel. Cut the banana in half lengthwise (not through bottom peel); then cut crosswise. Add marshmallows into the banana and top with chocolate chips.
· Place the prepared banana in the foil and crimp closed.
· Cook the S’more packet on the campfire until the s’more is warm and melty (about 5-8 minutes). Use graham crackers for scooping.

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Jun 03

Wednesday, June 3rd: DSHINES Lesson

Physical Activity

Today’s workout theme is “achieve” – which means successfully reaching a desired objective through effort, skill, or courage. What are you courageously trying to achieve? Being fit and healthy takes effort – but it’s worth it to keep working to achieve it!

Workout of the Day (WOD)!
• Use this A-B-C exercise guide (with video demonstrations)
• Using the associated exercises, spell “ACHIEVE”. To ‘excel’ means to do reach your goal! What will you achieve today? This week? This month?

Your ‘yellow’ challenge today is to extend the WOD:
• Use this A-B-C exercise guide:
• Using the associated exercises, spell “ACHIEVEMENT

Today’s “red” activity involves the ‘do 10, give 10’ challenge! Do 10 pushups on a social network and challenge 10 friends to do the same. Don’t forget to use the #HealthyKidsQuarantined

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Healthy Snack Hack – Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
Today we have the perfect snack idea when you are feeling like a sweet treat – this strawberry frozen yogurt is a healthier way to satisfy your dessert desires! Finding a frozen treat just got much easier with our quick, simple and in season recipe!

· 4 cups frozen strawberries
· 2 Tablespoons honey
· 1/2 cup plain yogurt (non-fat)
· 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
To Make:
Add the frozen strawberries, honey, yogurt and lemon juice to the bowl of a blender or food processor. Process until creamy, about 5 minutes. Enjoy!

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