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Physical Education

Also see: Athletics Information

Staff Members

Note: Staff e-mail addresses are available in the Staff Directory.
Awards and Recognition
Sara Beabout was awarded the 2013 Simon McNeely Health Educator of the Year
Jimmy Little was awarded the 2014 MAHPERD Middle School Teacher of the Year
Julius West Physical Education has been recognized as a Maryland State Demonstration Program for the 2014-2017 school years.


"Our mission is for all students to become Physically Literate by establishing healthy habits and a mindset that drives performance and positive relationships."

(Julius West M.S. Physical Education Department, 2014)


What is Physical Literacy?


  •  Development of decision making, problem solving, and physical skills through a variety of movement opportunities.


  • Demonstration of knowledge and positive relationship skills through movement, speaking, writing, and listening.


Desire to: 

  • Maintain healthy habits. 
  • Continually work to improve our bodies.
  • Develop our mental capacity to succeed.

Our Approach Combines Tactical Games and Sport Education which:

  • Engages students,
  • Fosters teamwork, problem solving, and creative thinking, and
  • Improves communication and social skills.

Julius West Fitness Standards

PE Fitness Standards Chart

Sport Education Team Contract (Middle School Curriculum Page) (MCPS homepage link)