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Mr. Hills Physical Education

Hi, my name is Bryan Hills and this is my 6th year teaching at Harrison Street Elementary School. I am very grateful to be back teaching at a school I attended as a student myself! I graduated from Illinois State University in 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education and a Masters in Educational Technology and Special Education endorsement from Aurora University in 2017. I am currently working on my second masters in Curriculum and Instruction through Olivet Nazarene University. This should be completed in Februrary 2021. Throughout my schooling, I completed my student teaching at Geneva Middle School South and Western Avenue Elementary/Heartland. After graduation, I took on various substitute and long-term substitute positions in both the Batavia and Geneva school districts with a focus in the Physical Education departments and Special Education departments. I started teaching at Harrison Street in the Fall of 2014 and am glad to call this place my home!
 
Sports and fitness has been a big part of my life ever since I was a young child. Growing up, I loved to play anything that had a ball to hit or kick. I started to find my passion for physical education when I was sixteen. I had taken on my first role of coaching little league baseball and loved seeing these children develop their skills as the season rolled on. My interest for physical education continued to grow as I participated in an internship class during my senior year of high school. This was the turning point for me and I decided to work toward a degree in Physical Education. During college as well as after graduation, I was able to gain more experience through not only subbing, but also coaching various sports: 6 years of football (4 years varsity defensive line, 2 years 8th grade linemen), 2 years 8thgrade basketball, and 8 years high school track and field with 2017 being my 4th year coaching at Geneva High School as the head girls throwing coach.
 
Part of my philosophy for teaching is to introduce as many physical activities to my students as possible, so they will find an activity they can enjoy and pursue in order to become a lifelong mover. My goal is for our students to develop physical competence, cognitive understanding, and health-related fitness so he or she will adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.
Mr. Bryan Hills

Contact Information

 
Office: 630-463-3362
 

What to Bring to PE

All students need to have a separate pair of gym shoes when they come to PE. Each child has their own hall cubby where there is room for them to leave their gym shoes.
 
Students also need to make sure they bring comfortable clothes that they can move in!

Target Heart Rate Zone Training

Training/Target Heart Rate Chart - For Ages 9-12 Yrs.

Ø      Maximum Heart Rate (MHR) = *220 - your age

Ø      Target Heart Rate (THR) 65%: (MHR x .65)   85%: (MHR x .85)

 

AGE


Predicted Maximum Heart Rate

Target Heart Rate Range:

65% - 85% 

9

211

137 - 179

10

210

136 – 178

11

209

135 – 177

12

208

135 – 176

Activities for Home!

Here are some great activities to do at home as a family!
 
-Going for a walk                        
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Going for a bike ride
-Swimming
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Frisbee golf
-Golfing
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Bowling
-Roller blading
-Play basketball
-Play catch
-Ice skating
-Tennis

Chicago Wolves Program

In 2014, I had joined up with the Chicago Wolves and entered Harrison Street School into the Chicago Wolves Program. In this program, they provide us with actual Chicago Wolves jersey's the students will wear during our floor hockey unit. Also, at the end of our hockey unit, each student will receive a certificate of completion that includes ONE FREE TICKET to any of the Chicago Wolves homes games this season. Once your student receives this certificate, you may choose a game with one free ticket! GO WOLVES!!! 
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