Athletics & Extracurricular Activities
Regular exercise is essential to a healthy lifestyle. The primary goal of the Physical Education program at Pathfinder is to have all students participate and find success and enjoyment in a wide variety of class activities. Physical fitness activities build strength, endurance, balance, flexibility and self-esteem. Individual skill building is essential to a physical education program in order to promote all forms of physical activity and lead to lifelong habits.
Our program encourages each student to work on individual skills at their own pace, against no other standard but their own goals in a non-threatening and non-competitive environment. Finally, since nutrition is also a very vital component of a healthy lifestyle, we will have discussions and activities centered on the importance of combining a healthy and nutritious diet with daily exercise.
K-8 Performing Team
Make A Wish Run
Girls on the Run
Middle School Sports Teams
We have a Performing team consisting of K–8 students that have performed at Pathfinder, senior centers and the West Seattle Street Fair. The team includes students who are very proficient at: Juggling, Jump Rope, Hijax, Moon Bouncing, Hula Hoop and Unicycling. Practice takes place before school from 7:55 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. in the gym.
All students are invited to perform with us and we are always looking to add new features to our shows!
This year's team has over 60 students performing and look forward to our first show at the Elder's Luncheon on December 21st. We hope to return to do performances at Senior Centers later in the school yearyear.
The Unicycle Team practices every Friday after school and has performed at Seattle Sonics and Seattle University halftime shows playing basketball on unicycles. In addition, the unicycle team is a regular performer at the West Seattle Parade and in July 2010 performed in the Torchlight Parade.
For the past 12 years, Pathfinder has had a large contingent of students participating in the Kids Marathon. The Kids Marathon is an excellent way for students to set a big goal for themselves: run a full 26.2 mile marathon, without injuring themselves. Students have a month to run, walk or hike the first 25 miles of the marathon. The final 1.2 miles of the Marathon is run with 3,000 other Seattle area students at Seattle Center and is a spectacular way to complete their goal and finish their Marathon.
Pathfinder Teacher Lou Cutler has been a volunteer at the Make A Wish Foundation for the past 16 years and each June he will run the number of laps that will correspond to his upcoming birthday at the end of June. This year he will run 62 laps, 10.2 miles. The run is a fundraiser for the Make A Wish Foundation and all students, staff, parents and community members are encouraged to join Lou for this very special event. All the students will take part in the run and most students run an average of 3+ miles and a group of about 20 or more students will run all the laps…… most of them much faster than Lou.
Over the past 9 years of the run, Pathfinder has raised over $35,000 for the Make A Wish Foundation!
In June 2012, we raised $10,598 and my goal this year is to raise over $11,000!!
The exact date of the 62 lap 2012 Make A Wish Run has not been chosen, but it will be run in late May.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a curriculum based, experiential learning program that utilizes the power of running to educate and prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The program is offered twice a year to 3rd-5th graders, during the spring and fall, at various locations throughout the Puget Sound region, including Pathfinder K8. Each program session is 10 weeks long and consists of 20 lessons. Program sites meet twice a week for 1½ hours in the afternoon. Each session is led by a team of trained female volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls through the fun and uplifting curriculum. Along the way, the girls train together to walk or run the non-competitive New Balance Girls on the Run 5k (3.1 mile) event which takes place at the end of the program session. Completing the 5k event give the girls a chance to shine and an overwhelming sense of accomplishment!
Coed Ultimate Frisbee - Fall
Our 2012 Ultimate Frisbee team is off and running. Our season runs from Sept - November
2nd Place 2010
2011 was 5 - 3
Girls & Boys Basketball - Winter
Boys Game Schedule
Girls Game Schedule
The 2012 - 2013 Basketball season will start Tuesday, November 13. Last year's girls team was our best ever, as their record was 7 - 2. The Boys team record was 2 - 7. We will be graduating many players and we wish them well and hope to see many of them playing for their high school team.
Girls Volleyball - Spring
Practice for the 2013 Volleyball season will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:45 to 4:15 pm. Games will be on Saturday, click on the schedule below. Playoffs will be Tuesday, May 8th.
VOLLEYBALL - K-8 DIVISION SCHEDULE
Coed Track - Spring
The 2013 Track team will begin practice on Tuesday, March 5th. We will be practicing from 2:35 - 4:00. Practice will be on Tuesday & Thursday through the month of March. Starting in April, practices will switch to Monday & Tuesday. Our first track Meet will be Thursday, April 4 at West Seattle Stadium at 3:00. Additional meets, also at West Seattle Stadium will be on April 11th & 25th & May 2nd.
TRACK SCHEDULE 2013
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