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Drew Gillmore
PE Department Chair
Contact Drew Gillmore  Drew Gillmore (408) 423-2838 PE, Leadership Teacher
7th/8th Grade PE Staff
Contact Jeremy Advincula  Jeremy Advincula (408) 423-8237 PE Teacher/Athletic Director
Contact Jennifer Chapman  Jennifer Chapman (408) 423-2841 CS Discoveries & PE Teacher
Contact Drew Gillmore  Drew Gillmore (408) 423-2838 PE, Leadership Teacher

Physical Education

C - Compete

P - Persevere

R - Respect

What units do we teach in PE?  Futsal, volleyball, hockey, swimming, self defense, pickleball, dance, ultimate frisbee, castleball, dodgeball, badminton, softball, Pirate Games, to name a few of the units! 

6th Grade - Students do not dress out for PE classes.

7th & 8th Grade - Students dress out for PE classes.  Required PE attire are suitable shoes for running, black shorts or sweat pants, grey t-shirt and/or sweatshirt.  PE clothes are available for purchase in the bookkeeper's office, or any solid black, grey or Peterson logo shorts or t-shirt may be worn.  Questions about suitable PE clothes?  Ask your PE teacher.

Peterson PE Clothes prices:

  • T-shirt, $10 (dry-fit or cotton)
  • Shorts, $10
  • Crew neck sweatshirt, $15
  • Sweat pant, $15
  • PE bag, $10
  • Checks made payable to Peterson Middle School or cash are accepted as payment. 

Annual Turkey Trot Fundraiser

Since 2011, Peterson PE has hosted a Turkey Trot the last day of school before the Thanksgiving break.  The Turkey Trot is a fund raiser; funds raised are split between PE department needs ( and a charity.  For several years, the State Parks Foundation was the charity of choice.  

Also, runners in each grade are celebrated.  The top three (3) male and female finishers win prizes, including a frozen turkey or pumpkin pie!

This event is lots of fun, and we always need parent volunteers for the event.  We are on a special bell schedule, so if you're checking your student out early, you may want to call ahead and check the bell schedule.

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PE Modification

If your student experiences an injury that temporarily limits his/her physical ability, s/he may continue to participate in Physical Education class through modified activity.  Please have the doctor provide a note indicating what specific activities your child can do, OR have the doctor complete and sign the form below. Your child should then give the form to the school office.