Student Life

Fitness and Athletics

Health and athletics are an essential part of the Rashi education. Rashi's program offers a variety of traditional and non-traditional activities, from Zumba to meditation to baseball.

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  • Photo of Joshua Horowicz

    Joshua Horowicz 

    Athletic Director
    781-355-7327
  • Photo of Jennifer Shaw

    Jennifer Shaw 

    Fitness & Health Teacher
    781-355-7329
  • Photo of Venus Corriveau

    Venus Corriveau 

    Director of Afterschool Programs
    781-355-7328

Fitness & Health Curriculum

The purpose of the Rashi Fitness and Health program is to provide learning opportunities for students to develop skills, knowledge, and confidence, preparing them for life-long physical activity and health, filled with enjoyment, fulfillment, self-expression, and social interaction.

Our K-2 classes are focused on movement and self expression while promoting safety and building community. Students engage in a variety of chasing and fleeing games, are introduced to manipulative ball games and enjoy many creative movement and fitness activities.  

Grade 3-5 students begin the process of mastering more complex motor skills. Students are taught and practice the skills of a variety of sports and fitness based activities such as throwing to a moving target, the proper from of a push-up and the powerful concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship.  

When students enter middle school, they are challenged to take ownership of their fitness and health pursuits by challenging their ability to organize, self-motivate, self regulate.  Through participation in a multitude of sports and fitness based activities, we want our students to develop the skills, become educated in and build enjoyment for a variety of pathways to a fit and healthy life.     
 

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  • Kindergarten

    The Kindergarten movement curriculum features a variety of games and activities to help students move their bodies and imaginations. They are natural and joyful movers, so the goal is to provide the structure for them to be safe and build community as they learn about fitness and movement concepts at an age appropriate level. Students will gravitate to different activities based on interest. Some love chasing and fleeing games, others lean towards manipulative ball games, and others particularly enjoy creative movement or fitness activities. It is our goal to provide every type of learner with the opportunity to find joy in movement and form the basis of a lifelong love of healthy activity.
  • Grade 1

    Students progress towards mastering and adapting more complex manipulative and motor skills. The children learn the correct technique for fundamental skills and use them in performance. Students develop and practice sportsmanship, learning what it means to be a courteous winner or loser. They explore the twelve health and skill related components of physical fitness: cardiovascular strength, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, speed, agility, balance, coordination, reaction time, and power.
  • Grade 2

    Students progress towards mastering and adapting more complex manipulative and motor skills. The children learn the correct technique for fundamental skills and use them in performance. Students develop and practice sportsmanship, learning what it means to be a courteous winner or loser. They explore the twelve health and skill related components of physical fitness: cardiovascular strength, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, speed, agility, balance, coordination, reaction time, and power.
  • Grade 3

    Students progress towards mastering and adapting more complex manipulative and motor skills. The children learn the correct technique for fundamental skills and use them in performance. Students develop and practice sportsmanship, learning what it means to be a courteous winner or loser. They explore the twelve health and skill related components of physical fitness: cardiovascular strength, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, speed, agility, balance, coordination, reaction time, and power.
  • Grade 4

    The physical education curriculum focuses on a variety of large- and small-group games and cooperative activities that use sport-specific skills as students prepare for team sports. Children are coached towards understanding the importance of developing a healthy, active lifestyle. Fourth graders are expected to strive for personal improvement, to cooperate with classmates, and to respect the spirit and rules of fair play.
  • Grade 5

    The physical education curriculum in Grade 5 places emphasis on the development of movement skill combinations and awareness within the structures of both individual and team sports. Character education, critical thinking, and teamwork support student growth. Fifth graders are encouraged to use and expand their skills and strategies as they transition towards participation in interscholastic sports.
  • Grade 6

    In addition to building upon the core components of fitness through cooperative activities promoting physical competence and character development, the goal of the Middle School curriculum is to help students increase their desire to learn new skills and to inspire them to engage in physical pursuits on a life-long basis. Students are encouraged to take more responsibility for their own personal fitness and to manage their own games and activities. They have the opportunity to participate in weekly electives designed to encourage a personal commitment to fitness and health. Choices include hiking, Zumba, indoor games, field games, and various team sports.
  • Grade 7

    In addition to building upon the core components of fitness through cooperative activities promoting physical competence and character development, the goal of the Middle School curriculum is to help students increase their desire to learn new skills and to inspire them to engage in physical pursuits on a life-long basis. Students are encouraged to take more responsibility for their own personal fitness and to manage their own games and activities. They have the opportunity to participate in weekly electives designed to encourage a personal commitment to fitness and health. Choices include hiking, Zumba, indoor games, field games, and various team sports.
  • Grade 8

    In addition to building upon the core components of fitness through cooperative activities promoting physical competence and character development, the goal of the Middle School curriculum is to help students increase their desire to learn new skills and to inspire them to engage in physical pursuits on a life-long basis. Students are encouraged to take more responsibility for their own personal fitness and to manage their own games and activities. They have the opportunity to participate in weekly electives designed to encourage a personal commitment to fitness and health. Choices include hiking, Zumba, indoor games, field games, and various team sports.

Rashi Athletics

Rashi students look forward to their 5th grade year for many reasons but perhaps the most anticipated opportunity is the chance to put on the Blue and White and start their journey through 4 years of Rashi athletics.  5th graders are eased into the fold with a couple practices a week and a handful of games vs. area independent schools.  6th graders practice a little more, play a few more games and have the opportunity to play together as a grade as well as on teams with our older grades.  Our 7th & 8th grade students practice three times a week and play an extensive game schedule including end of season tournaments.    

Our goals are that the experience of being on a team and competing against other schools will help to build relationships, strengthen character and help foster a love for a sport that will last a lifetime.   Students can choose to play on the soccer team in the fall, the basketball team in the winter and the baseball/softball team in the spring.  Many choose to play on all three.

Rashi’s athletic teams are designed to bring out the best performance in each individual student while striving for team success.  We will lose some and we will win some but we hope the real results won’t be found in a final score but in the process itself.

Josh Horowicz, Rashi Athletic Director

Rashi athletics help kids develop great life skills and great values. Seeing students working to improve their athletic skills, competing and helping each other on the field, cheering for the team, all help kids discover who they are and strengthen their commitment to each other.