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Meet Coach Rogers

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on July 26, 2010 at 4:01:00 pm
 

 

     Hello!  My name is Ron Rogers, although nearly everyone calls me "Coach".  I have been teaching and coaching at Unity Point since 1996.  I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Southern Illinois University.  I have also completed more than 15 hours of graduate coursework.  I have been classified as "highly qualified" and have obtained my middle school endorsement.

     I love teaching!  I especially love teaching middle school students.  This age group presents an eager approach to physical education and sports.  For many, P.E. is one of their favorite subjects and their effort proves that on a daily basis.  For others, P.E. is a tough class that presents many interesting and challenging activities.  Either way, your child will engage in exciting activities designed to improve his/her fitness and foster teamwork and cooperation.  In my class, participation is paramount- accounting for 90% of the overall grade!  Obtaining a good grade in P.E. is mostly about the quality of the effort a student gives during the grading period.  Students complete skills assessments to account for the other 10% of the overall grade.  Simply put- I promise to give you my very best effort everyday and I expect nothing less from my students.

     I also teach 7th and 8th grade Health Education.  These classes are part of Unity Point's exploratory program.  I will have each homeroom, one at a time, for 6 consecutive weeks as part of the exploratory rotation.  Grading for the exploratory classes is different than regular courses.  Exploratory classes have a "pass/fail" grading system, with 75.5% being the cutoff between the two marks.  For specifics regarding this subject, please click the link found on the homepage.

    

Now for a little bit more about me personally...

 

     I live in Carterville with my beautiful wife of 21 years, Traci.  We have two sons- Trevor, who lives in Murray, Kentucky and Quinn, who lives at home with us.  We have two cats- Tucker Doubt and Penelope Sunshine.  We also have a brand new puppy, Maggie Moonbeam, who we adopted just this past summer.  As many of you are already aware, I am a devout San Diego Chargers fan and have been since I fell in love with them in the 3rd grade!  My family has visited the city of San Diego three times and had an amazing vacation each and every time!  We highly recommend planning a trip to enjoy the fabulous weather and exciting attractions like Seaworld, Legoland, Coranado Beach and of course, taking in a Chargers game!  As a hobby, I write and play music.

     

I look forward to an amazing year, both academically and athletically, with all of the wonderful students that attend our great school!

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