Physical Education


The Rohan Woods School physical education program is designed to promote a sense of personal and social responsibility along with individual success. The program is sports oriented, especially team sports, focusing on learning and following the rules of the games. Emphasis is on physical skills, body movements, and balance with the younger children. Students in Third through Sixth Grades are more involved in team sports which include competition with other independent schools. The sports include soccer, flag football, floor hockey, basketball, track and field and baseball. Good sportsmanship is strongly emphasized. Games are adapted to encourage individual success by all children. The gymnasium and large playing field enable children to stretch their physical abilities as far as possible in all activities.

Lunch League (grades 3-6):  Our intramural program is lead by Sixth Grade captains, and all Third through Sixth Graders are invited to play during recess. Captains select teams, manage players and lead their teams on the field. Players enjoy the camaraderie of students in other grades as they learn the fine arts of sportsmanship, leadership and competition. We play soccer, flag football, team handball, floor hockey, basketball, volleyball and baseball.

Athletics Program (grades 3-6):  Our after school Inter-Scholastic Athletics Program is an opportunity for our students to showcase the skills they’ve developed in class by participating in games, meets and tournaments. Several St. Louis Independent Schools compete with Rohan Woods in soccer, flag football, floor hockey, basketball, and track and field. Children who would like to participate are encouraged to give their best in competition guided by sportsmanship and the love of play. RWS Eagles learn how to accept winning and losing and to appreciate the joy of an afternoon with family and friends cheering us on!

Zach Sias

Meet Zach Sias

Physical Education Specialist

My name is Zach Sias and I will be teaching Pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade Physical Education as well as sponsoring before school running club and coaching after school athletics for grades 3-6. This will be my 8th year teaching Physical Education and first year at Rohan Woods. I have an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Kansas where I played ice hockey as well as a degree in Physical Education from the University of Missouri St. Louis. I have my Master's in Education Athletic Administration from William Woods University. I have my Missouri state teaching certificate in Physical Education and Health K-12. I have coached several sports at the high school level and have my U.S.A. Hockey coaching certification as well as Missouri State High School Activities coaching certification. I have experience working with a wide range of age levels but Elementary P.E. is my favorite! I enjoy watching my students develop as people and as athletes and feel that Physical Education and sports are a great way to learn life lessons and make life long memories. One of my main goals as P.E. teacher is to teach students activities they can enjoy and take with them the rest of their lives. I'm excited to introduce many recreation and lifetime sport activities to students such as archery, golf, roller skating, ultimate frisbee, frisbee golf and outdoor education. I have a wife and two year old daughter who will hopefully be at many of the after school sporting events helping cheer on the Eagles!

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