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RJ Richey Physical Education

Physical Education is an essential component in the lives of our students at RJ Richey Elementary School! At RJ Richey, students will be encouraged to participate and reach their utmost potential everyday, as physical education encourages students to pursue lifetime fitness skills and goals. 


Students will be expected to follow the safety rules, participate daily in activities, and wear appropriate tennis shoes and clothing on PE days. If a student cannot participate due to a sickness or a medical condition, please provide a written note from a parent/guardian that explains the limitations including the date and a signature. If a student needs to be medically excused from PE for more than three days, it is a district requirement to provide the appropriate documentation from a physician.


I am looking forward to a wonderful school year in the gym at RJ Richey Elementary School. I appreciate your cooperation and support and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me!


Thank you,

Coach Ritenour

Hi, my name is Holly Ritenour and I am so excited to be a Bulldog! I am looking forward to becoming a part of a wonderful community and school at RJ Richey Elementary! 


I have 21 years teaching experience in the elementary and middle school setting, with 17 of those years as an elementary physical education teacher. I have taught and coached in several districts throughout my career including Killeen ISD, Belton ISD, Lake Travis ISD and Northside ISD! 


I played collegiate basketball for four years at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor where I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in Education. I also completed my Master of Science degree in Health, Human Performance and Recreation from Baylor University. 


I have been married for 29 years and have two wonderful daughters! My oldest daughter, Alexandra, is a Pharmacist for Baylor Scott and White and my youngest daughter, Jamilyn, is a senior at Texas A&M majoring in Elementary Education. 


I am looking forward to a wonderful school year moving, learning and becoming physically fit in the gym!

RJ Richey Yearly Units, Games, and Activities

Introduction and Welcome Back Games

Large Group Cooperative Games


Movement Awareness

Fitness Stations

Recreational Stations

Volleyball Skills and Games

Football Skills and Games

Wellness and Nutrition

Fitnessgram Pre-Test and Post-Test

Holiday Fun


Soccer Skills and Games

Rhythms and Dance

Hockey Games and Activities

Basketball Games and Activities

Striking Activities

Field Day

Summer Safety 

RJ Richey PE Expectations and Grading Policies

  1. Wait in line at the gym door and wait for your PE teacher to direct you.
  2. Be prepared with proper rubber sole tennis shoes (no sandals, slip-ons, boots, flip flops, crocs or high heels) and appropriate dress- girls wear shorts under a dress or skirt. 
  3. Demonstrate good sportsmanship and a positive attitude at all times.
  4. Safety first! Follow all safety rules. 
  5. Stop, Look, and Listen on the signal.
  6. Ask permission to use the restroom or get a drink.
  7. Bring a note from your parent/guardian, nurse, or doctor if you cannot participate.
  8. Wait for your PE teacher to give you directions to line up.
  9. Work hard!
  10. Have fun!

Grading Policies

I strive to create an environment where students learn about health and fitness, but also take responsibility for their learning and actions. Students come to PE three times a week. Each week, students will start our with a 100 (E). If students fail to participate, come to PE class improperly dressed, fail to follow expectations or are disrespectful towards other classmates/teachers, students will have points deducted. The deductions are as follows: 

                 -No Participation

                 -Improper Dress & Shoes 

                 -Not following expectations

                 -Disrespectful towards other classmates and teachers 

With each deduction, the grade will be lowered to S, N, or U. 


Students will get a grade each week. At the end of the six weeks, grades will be averaged to display grades as Excellent (E), Satisfactory (S), Needs Improvement (N), or Unsatisfactory (U).

RJ Richey PE Class Schedule

8:00 - 8:55 - 4th Grade 

9:00 - 9:55 - 4th Grade

10:00 - 10:55 - 5th Grade

11:00 - 11:55 - 5th Grade

11:55 - 12:25 - Lunch

12:25 - 1:30 - Conference 

1:30 - 2:25 - 3rd Grade

2:30 - 3:25 - 3rd Grade