Monday, March 27, 2017

Annual PM Wellness Volleyball Clinic!

Join PM Wellness Volleyball!





Learn the basic skills from a
Wayland High School coach and have fun!  
Boys and girls, 6th-8th, all levels of experience welcome. Wear sneakers.

Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-3:30 pm
for five weeks.

Dates:
April 25 & 27
May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 & 25

STARTS APRIL 25th!
(FIRST TUESDAY AFTER APRIL VACATION)


About the Coach:
Pam Kainz is a Wayland High School coach, a Wayland youth volleyball coach and an active volleyball player.  This will be her fourth year teaching intramural volleyball at the Wayland Middle School. In addition to teaching the fundamentals, she hopes to inspire young Wayland athletes to play volleyball in high school and beyond.

If you have any questions let me know. Feel free to come to as many sessions as you want. No minimum amount of participation is required.


Monday, March 13, 2017

March Wellness Student of the Month is...

Zachary Marto

The Wellness Department would like to congratulate Zach for is hard work and dedication to excellence in Wellness. He consistently participates with patience and respect for his peers and enthusiastically works to better himself in all that he is learning.




First and Last Name: Zachary Marto

Grade: 8

What elementary school did you come from?

The Mighty Claypit Hill School

Tell us about yourself. What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I enjoy reading, soccer, chess, badminton, hanging out in the Wellness Center after school, and skiing.

Why is being active important to you?

Being active is important to me because of my physical health, my mental health, and my happiness. Not staying active can result in becoming frail or obese. Staying active also makes you a stronger thinker and allows you to concentrate harder. Finally, I love being active, so not being active would take a large chunk out of my life.

What advice would you give to a student who doesn’t like to exercise?

If you don't exercise, I would encourage giving something different a try. I believe that a lot of kids that don't exercise do so because they have tried popular forms of exercise such as basketball and football and decided they dislike them. That's perfectly fine. I was introduced to badminton when my parents gave me a badminton net for Christmas one year. I don't play on a team, but I like playing in my free time. I never would've expected to like badminton, but as it turn out, I love it! I believe trying new sports can result in more physical activity.

Favorite Wellness unit and why.

My favorite Wellness unit was probably fencing. I really enjoyed badminton as well, but I think fencing comes out on top because I really enjoyed it and it was something new.

When I want a healthy snack I reach for...an apple. I can always find (and eat) an apple.

To relax I... read. I tend to fall into books and forget about my surroundings.

If I were a WMS Wellness teacher I would add... a general first aid unit to the curriculum. I think that CPR is a great unit, but saving lives is important, and the more first aid the student body knows, the safer we become.

On my first day of school I wish I knew... that Ms. Riddle is actually harmless.

Tell us something about yourself most people would be surprised to know.

Most people would probably be surprised to know that I built my computer over the summer.




Annual March Madness 3x3 Basketball Tournament!

PM WELLNESS IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE ANNUAL
3x3 TOURNAMENT!!

On March 20th, 21st, & 23rd report to the gym immediately after school where you will be organized into games and brackets.


The winning team will be crowned WMS MARCH MADNESS CHAMPIONS!!

You will win.....
And the admiration & respect of all who know you :-)

Get your teams ready, get to bed early, eat your protein, and bring your A GAME to the GYM!

Any question see Coach A, the basketball guru of the wellness department.

Good luck everyone!!


Friday, February 10, 2017

PM Wellness Football Tournament!

PM WELLNESS ANNOUNCES FIRST ANNUAL INDOOR TOUCH FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT!


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WHEN: Monday February 27th, Tuesday February 28th, & Thursday March 2nd. (The week after Feb. vacation.)

WHERE: In the gym

WHAT TIME: After school from 2:30-3:30

WHO: All students

HOW: Sign-up your team of 5 players in the cafeteria



Any questions see any member of the wellness staff. 

Good luck to all!!



Thursday, February 2, 2017

Congratulations to our February Wellness Student Spotlight Alex! Alex is a joy to have in class. She always gives 100% effort and is kind to everyone in class.  Congratulations!!



1.  First and Last Name: Alexina McQuilkin
2.  Grade 6th
3.  What elementary school did you come from? Happy Hollow
4.  Tell us about yourself. What do you like to do in your free time? I am 12 years old and enjoy playing sports! My two favorite sports are basketball and soccer! I am a forward on the Wayland basketball metrowest team and on my soccer team, the Wayland Gunners I play every position (but mostly defense.) I love to have lots of fun and be happy!
5.  Why is being active important to you? Being active is important to me because I think it's a good way to stay healthy.
6.  What advice would you give to a student who doesn’t like to exercise? I would tell them to try to exercise with friends because it's more fun that way!
7.  Favorite Wellness unit and why. My favorite Wellness unit so far would probably be a tie between basketball and soccer! I chose these two units because I play both of those two sports the most and love to the play them.
8.  When I want a healthy snack I reach for... Blueberries!!!!!!!!!!!!!
9.  To relax I... Lay down and close my eyes and just think.
10.         If I were a WMS Wellness teacher I would add ??? to the curriculum. I would want to add capture the flag to the curriculum because it's super fun to play!
11.         On my first day of school I wish I knew... How much homework I would have.
12.         Tell us something about yourself most people would be surprised to know. That I want to play in the WNBA when I grow up!



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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Annual 5v5 Soccer Tournament Kicks Off Next Week!




PM Wellness Announces the Annual 5v5 Indoor Soccer Tournament!

When: Monday November 21st & Tuesday November 22nd 
2:30-3:30

Where: in the gym!

What: Show up with your teams already made & ready to go. No sign-up is necessary.

Who: Open to ALL students :-)

Come dressed ready to play!

Any questions? See Coach A.



Monday, November 14, 2016

The Wellness Department would like to say thank you to everyone that donated candy in our annal Operation Gratitude drive.  This year, we ended up donating around 300 pounds of candy to Paquette Family Dental in Hudson. A big thank you to Ms. Riddle's husband for dropping it all off for her to meet the deadline of Monday November 7th. Thanks to Ms. Ravid for taking pictures for us!

Here are some pictures of the collection this year:

Coach A collecting candy in the lobby. 

Ms. Riddle moving the boxes from our secret candy storage space!



Mr. Wood & Coach A helping to load the candy.




What 300 pounds of candy looks like!

Thanks everyone!