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Lisha Kill Physical Education and Athletics

girl runningLisha Kill Middle School believes that participation in sports provides a wealth of opportunities and experiences that assist students in their education. Accordingly, the school offers students opportunities to participate in both modified and intramural athletics across three seasons - Fall, Winter and Spring. South Colonie is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, competing as a Class A school in Section II. League affiliation is with the Suburban Scholastic Council.

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 Schools required to keep student height and weight data (BMI)

Because New York State is interested in data about children’s health, schools are required to keep height and weight data and to calculate students’ Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is a way of checking for underweight or overweight youngsters based on their height and weight. Some schools will be surveyed by the state Department of Health each year and asked to share the number of pupils they have in each of six possible BMI categories based on students’ age and sex. If our district is surveyed by the state, we will only share group data (for instance, the number of second grade boys whose BMI is below the fifth percentile), not individual data.

boy soccer photoFitness Testing at Lisha Kill Middle School

For more than 20 years South Colonie has been administering and recording some type of fitness testing. The fitness test is an opportunity for evaluation of our student population’s physical fitness level. The six events measure muscular strength/endurance, cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility, agility and speed. As a way of explanation, the district offers South Colonie parents and students the following publications (pdf):

Understanding the Fitness Test - What Does it Measure

Helpful Tips for to Improve on the Fitness Test

What are the benefits of Physical Education?

  • Promotes active lifestyles

  • Builds confidence to achieve success

  • Encourages students not to give up

  • Part of lifelong journey to fitness

  • Creates an environment that promotes cooperative and competitive situations

Interscholastic Modified Athletic Offerings

 

Lisha Kill Middle School offers Modified Athletics for boys and girls during three season. Teams are listed below by season. For a schedule of games click on a sport below (pdf). Please note: Schedules are made in advance and are subject to change. For the most accurate schedules go to HighSchoolSports.net. This site includes middle school Modified sports schedules and high school events.

intramural lacrosse photoIntramural Athletic Offerings

Lisha Kill Middle School offers after school Intramural Athletics for both boys and girls throughout the school year. Teams/Activities are listed below by session and season dates. For more information and a permission slip for these activities, click here (pdf)

Boys Basketball (Grades 5-6) Wednesdays/Fridays, September 14-October 14

Coed Tennis (Grades 5-8) Mondays/Wednesdays, September 12-October 5

Boys Lacrosse (Grades 5-6) Mondays/Thursdays, September 12-October 13

Girls Lacrosse (Grades 5-8) Mondays/Thursdays, September 12-October 13

Coed Wellness/Weight Training (Grades 7-8) Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, September 12-October 13

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