Physical Education

  • At PLES, students will participate in PE two or three days per week for 30 minutes. Please refer to your homeroom teacher's "specials" schedule to see what day your child has PE.

    On PE days, please have your child wear tennis shoes and clothes that are appropriate for physical activity. Students will receive age-appropriate instruction on gross motor skills and manipulative skills, including gymnastics, climbing, dance, short and long jumping, hockey, soccer, volleyball, football, basketball, baseball, kickball, parachute, cooperative games, recreational activities, track and field day activities, and much more.

    During PE instruction, I expect students to abide by the three following rules:

    1. "Freeze, Look, and Listen"
    2. "Keep hands and feet to yourself"
    3. "Use equipment as instructed" 

    The consequences for not following the gym rules will result in the following:

    1. Quiet warning
    2. Think Box visit (student may return to class when ready to behave appropriately)
    3. Think Box visit for the remainder of the class period
    4. Contact parent
    5. Principal involvement and possible loss of PE privileges. 

    A typical PE class will include four parts of instruction. When students enter the gym, they will immediately be given directions for an "Introductory Activity". This first part of class is used as a warm-up to get students' minds and bodies ready for more rigorous activity. Following the warm-up students will participate in a "Fitness Activity". During fitness time, students will work on the health-related aspects of PE including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Next comes the "Lesson Focus". This is the time where students will work on specific skills related to a given unit. Finally, students will always be given time for a "Game". The game is always a fun activity used towards the end of class and it may or may not be directly related to the lesson focus.

Phone: (719) 757-1556


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree in K-12 Physical Education Master of Arts Degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo.

Mr. Bret Mischlich

Welcome back to another great school year! My name is Bret Mischlich, and I have been teaching elementary PE in District 38 for the past 19 years. I have a Bachelors Degree in K-12 Physical Education and a Master of Arts Degree in Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. My overall dedication and focus is “to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.” (NASPE’s National Standards) In addition to teaching PE, I also have a passion for teaching and competing in TaeKwonDo; I am a 2022 AAU Taekwondo National Champion in Olympic Sparing and a current member of the 2022/2023 AAU National TaekwondoTeam. I hold a 4th degree black belt and offer after school classes through Tri-Lakes TaeKwonDo ( every Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 pm in the PLES gym. Know that I view it as a great privilege to help your children fully become the individuals they are gifted to be.

I am looking forward to another great year, please feel free to contact me at the email listed below should you have any questions.