Welcome Letter from Bradley Meyer
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
Welcome to Physical Education and Drivers Ed. My name is Bradley Meyer, and I teach Physical Education and Drivers Education at the Monee Education Center. I feel honored and privileged to be back home in Crete Monee School District 201u. I was a high school graduate of Crete Monee School District 201u and nothing feels more gratifying than giving back to the community in which I grew up in.
Physical Education students will be provided with multiple opportunities to be active on a daily basis. My hope is that every student will learn something new every day. That “something” that the student hopefully learns is something new about an activity, something new about themselves and their ability in that activity or is a greater appreciation for that activity. Living a healthier lifestyle is and should be a goal of every student. My goal is to direct them in the right direction.
The State of Illinois is ranked 24th in the United States for Obesity. Obesity in 1990 was 12.1% whereas now the state is at 28.1%. From ages 18 to 25, Illinois is at 14.3% where ages 26 to 44, adults are at 28.6%. Since 1980, obesity has double from 15% to 30%, as children today have transformed from going outside every day to now wanting to stay in and play video or computer games all day. Obesity can cause some unwanted health conditions that no one wants to be a part of. Staying active and living a healthy life style are just a few things one can do to live healthier life. Physical Education is an important part of the cure to a healthier lifestyle.
There a few requirements for Physical Education :
- Athletic shoes worn daily. Students will lose points for not having athletic shoes.
- Respect! Respect is contagious, when one student shows it, everyone shows it.
- Positive attitude. A positive attitude is the easiest thing a student can bring with themselves to PE.