Columbia Public Schools Considers Changes to PE Curriculum

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Although freshmen in Columbia public high schools might walk alongside upperclassmen in the hallways next year, they might not have a chance to participate in physical education classes with sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Some sophomores such as Gareth Greenwell, currently enrolled in Hickman's men's team sports class, say they wouldn't mind having PE class with freshmen.

"In PE you don't learn anything age specific, so I don't think it would really matter, just like sophomores to seniors this year," he said.

The grade shifts will happen next fall when Columbia Public Schools will move freshmen to high schools, eliminate junior high schools and repurpose middle schools to include sixth, seventh and eighth graders. 

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