Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Soccer (hannah)

Head up to Yesler and play soccer! 


More recess! Group games, strength-building, risk-taking, trying new things, practicing skills, sweating, running, yelling, throwing, kicking, having fun together. Open to all.

Work it Out! (Valerie)

Twice a week we will meet and move! What you do will be up to YOU. Is there an exercise you have built a habit around and want to practice more? Or, one that you love and are trying to maintain as a weekly habit? Excellent! That is what you will explore this term.  


Each of us will set a growth goal for the term and develop a plan to help us move toward that goal this term. 


This class was inspired by my own positive (+) experience with movement in a community setting AND by my choice of The Success of Failure as my math project. 

  • Val’s Goal: Improve my 1 rep max Deadlift and Power Clean
  • Val’s Plan: The failure of a 1 rep max attempt is what helps me determine my ceiling for lifting. The approximate time between testing for a 1RM is 3 months. This term I will work on skill-building and conditioning by employing functional fitness programming from a trusted source. I will keep track of all workouts and skill-building work this term and analyze the effectiveness of this training (and more) on my ability to increase my 1 RM (tested at the beginning and end of Winter Term).

What’s your plan?

Please note: You should have parent/guardian permission to participate. I will be coaching you on safety, form, and goal setting. I will not be teaching you foundational elements of the exercise or developing your exercise plan.


Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion (HS Only) (Amy)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

This course will focus on reading and discussing the book “Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion” by Gabrielle Blair.

In our current reality of abortion restrictions in many US states, this text offers us a new way to think about the responsibility of pregnancy prevention.

While the book is generally binary in its discussion of reproduction (“men” and “women”), we will take a more expanded and inclusive approach of considering those with the ability to produce sperm and those with the ability to produce eggs.

Some reflective writing will be included in this course, as well as a project that will serve to summarize and share your learning.

Required texts/materials: The instructor will procure the texts/materials.

MS Sexual Health (Year-long) (Amy)

Note: This class is open to middle school students only.

Last term we covered communication, consent, and what it means to have healthy vs. unhealthy relationships.  This term will be more focused on bodies, gender, and sexual orientation.

We will continue to learn through reading, videos, and conversation!

HS Sexual Health (Year-long) (Amy)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

Last term we did some deep dives into communication, consent, red-flags and green-flags in relationships, and how the media influences our beliefs about relationships.

This term we will begin to focus more heavily on gender, sexual orientation, and what sex means to us.

Just Dance! (Amy)

Offered based on student request, this class will give us a once-a-week opportunity to DANCE!

Do you feel like your don’t have any cool moves of your own?  That’s okay!  We will be using the video game “Just Dance” to increase our coolness quotient, and maybe even work up a sweat in the process.

Come dance with us!