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Mr. Hills - Physical Education

201 N. Harrison St.
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630-463-3300

Mr. Hills Physical Education

Hi, my name is Bryan Hills and this is my 9th 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, a Masters in Educational Technology and Special Education endorsement from Aurora University in 2017, and I recently completed my second masters in Curriculum and Instruction through Olivet Nazarene University. 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.

Remote At Home Learning

I will be posting videos along with activity attachments to this webpage and Microsoft Teams. I have created a youtube channel of all the videos I upload so feel free to check them out!
Link to home activities and videos:
Home Activities 
Balance Challenge 
Obstacle Course Creation 
Videos and Slides 
Scavenger Hunt 
Links to Videos 
Check out my youtube channel here for videos:

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)



Predicted Maximum Heart Rate

Target Heart Rate Range:

65% - 85% 



137 - 179



136 – 178



135 – 177



135 – 176

Activities for Home!

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