In addition to K-8 physical education classes during the school day, Woodside School, administered by the school’s Athletic Directors, offers after-school sports programs of flag football and volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter, and, tennis and track and field in the spring. In keeping with the Woodside School mission, the District believes that the after-school sports program should offer a nurturing environment consistent with Woodside's cohesive, small-town character. In collaboration with parents and coaches, the program will instill in all students respect and compassion for others. The program's goals are to develop self-esteem and enable students to achieve their highest potential.
The after-school sports philosophy is to provide all students the opportunity to participate in sports endeavors outside of the school day. As a result of these opportunities, the students will improve their skill level and learn the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, dedication, and the joy of competition. It is believed that all students should have an equal opportunity to participate regardless of ability.
The after-school sports program is intended for students attending Woodside Elementary School. The District will allow participation in the District's program for students who reside within the District boundaries but do not attend Woodside School, only if their school of attendance does not offer the chosen sport. In such cases, the players will be held to the same behavior and academic standards as Woodside students.
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About Jenn: I'm a Woodside native and attended Woodside Elementary starting in the 2nd grade. I attended Woodside High, where I played volleyball, basketball and softball all four years and earned Athlete of the Year during my senior year. I went straight to Sonoma State University where I studied English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. After college, I moved to San Francisco for a few years before was hired at Woodside Elementary in 2003 and have been part of the fabulous Woodside Preschool staff since then. During the summer, I'm a Director at Decathlon Sports Club summer camp located here at Woodside Elementary! In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, cycling, playing basketball and spending time with our two young children.
Kathy Jones Lower Scool Athletic Director (& TK-4 P.E. Teacher)
About Kathy: I was born and raised in San Jose, California. When I was in elementary school, I spent most of my time outside with my brother, sister, and friends, riding bikes, roller skating, walking on stilts, and playing hide and seek. In high school, I played soccer, softball, and basketball. I went to college at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where I earned a degree in Physical Education, as well as a teaching credential.
I have been teaching PE at Woodside School for over 25 years. It truly is my home away from home. I love getting to know all the TK-4th graders and their families. I feel very fortunate to continue to watch the students grow up and then graduate from 8th grade. It makes me especially happy when students come back to visit to tell me how they are doing.
When not teaching or coaching you might find me going for a run or walk, skiing, mountain biking, or most often on the tennis courts. I also love spending time with my friends and family hanging out while watching the San Francisco Giants.