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About Me

Hello McCollum Community my name is Steve Karaffa. I am the physical education teacher here at McCollum. I have been teaching elementary physical education for five years and I have been coaching at the high school level for twelve years for football, cross country and track. I received my bachelors degree at the University of New Mexico in physical education and I am currently working on masters in sports administration. 

I am very excited to have the opportunity to teach and show your child the benefits of being physically fit. In P.E. class I teach to the national and state standards of physical education to a wide variety of traditional and non traditional activities. In P.E. class your child will do more than just play games. They will be taught about the human body and nutrition. Your child will learn the skills needed to play in sport activities for team and individual sports. 



Parents if you ever need to contact me please email me at




P.E. Mission

· To Provide a safe and fun environment for physical activity.


· To teach students how to act responsibly both personally and socially.


· To provide students with the opportunity to succeed.


· To help nurture and develop an opportunity of physical activity that lasts throughout students’ lives.


Parents if you would like to know what we are doing in P.E. please click on the correct date. 

Today: 5/21/18

Current Assignments

PE Health
Posted by: Stephen Karaffa Assigned: 5/1/18 Due Date: 5/31/18
Category: Assignment

Posted by: Stephen Karaffa Assigned: 5/1/18 Due Date: 5/31/18
Category: Assignment



National Physical Education Standards

SHAPE America's National Standards define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a quality physical education program. States and local school districts across the country use the National Standards to develop or revise existing standards, frameworks and curricula. 

Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 4 - The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

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