Physical Education Coordinator
Mr. Dimitropoulos is a Physical Education Teacher and Coordinator for Physical Education. Mr. Dimitropoulos was raised in Athens, Greece. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Physical Education from the University of Physical Education and Sport Science in Athens and then received his Masters Degree in Sports Management, through a program ran by the International Olympic Committee, from University of Lyon, France.
Mr. Dimitropoulos has worked as the Baseball Competition Manager for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and has also observed the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. He has published a book on baseball.
He has also worked as a basketball coach in Greek Professional League and has attended a number of basketball clinics in Greece as well as in the States.
Mr. Dimitropoulos is a certified lifeguard and an emergency responder (CPR/First Aid for adult/child/infant).
Our Aims & Focus
The overall goal of the curriculum is to teach the students to take individual responsibility for personal health through positive choices and life long activity. The students will be equipped with learning experiences in such a way as to supply information, increase self esteem, increase communication, change attitudes and influence behavior.
A physically educated person:
1. Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms.
2. Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills.
3. Exhibits a physically active lifestyle.
4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
5. Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings.
6. Demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.
7. Understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.
The Physical Education curriculum consists of a number of units at the Elementary, Middle School and High School levels. Presently we are in the third and final year of the Swimming curriculum implementation - the swimming curriculum was introduced first to the Elementary School, then to the Middle School and now in the HIgh School. The swimming program is delivered in month sessions each of the age levels.
A special program for the High School students; it takes place on Mondays and focuses on fitness assessment as well as basic fitness principles. Students have the opportunity to create their own fitness program and monitor their own improvement. Classes take place mainly in the weight room and our soccer field.
A special program for the Middle School students that takes place every Monday. Students are taught a number of Greek dances thus being introduced to the Greek culture.