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Physical Education

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Rick Quiricone     Rich Courto       Kate Petrella

Welcome to the CMS Physical Education web page. Our physical education program is diverse and affords our students numerous opportunities for learning and growth. Staff members are Ms. Petrella, Mr. Quiricone, and Mr. Courto.


Richard Courto

Titles: Physical Education Teacher
Phone Numbers:
School: 203-341-1618

Kaitlin Petrella

Titles: Physical Education Teacher
Phone Numbers:
School: 203-341-1619

Rick Quiricone

Titles: Physical Education Teacher
Phone Numbers:
School: 203-341-1673

Attire and other Requirements

Wear Active clothing to school including:

  • Shorts or pants meant for exercise
  • Crew neck T-shirt
  • Sneakers
  • Apparel for colder weather (Sweatshirt/Jacket, winter hat, etc)
  • Remove necklaces, watches, hoop/dangling earrings.

Refillable water bottle

Medical Excuses

You may be excused from PE for medical reasons by following these guidelines.

  • Bring a note from home - if you need to be excused for one week or less
  • Bring a note to the nurse from a doctor - if you will need to be excused for more than one week (followed by a note to return to activity)

Grading Overview

Students will be assessed based off of the SHAPE America Physical Education Standards and grade level outcomes.

  • Standard 1 - demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
  • Standard 2 - applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
  • Standard 3 - demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Standard 4 - exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
  • Standard 5 - recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

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Recent News


Congratulations to the CMS Science Olympiad Club! CMS placed 4th overall, won 1st place in 4 events (Disease Detectives, Optics, Reach for the Stars, and Write it Do it!), won 2nd place in 3 events, and won 3rd place in 5 events. Shout out to our committed students and Mrs. Brewer, a first-year teacher at CMS, for being an advisor and taking this on! Next stop - States!

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