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    Nick Pizzino
    Physical Education/Athletic Director

     Hello! my name is Mr. Pizzino I was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to Ada, Oklahoma at age six.  I grew up in Ada where I lived for 17 years of my life.  My immediate family still lives in Ada, Oklahoma. I graduated from Ada High School where I played football, basketball, and golf.  I attended East Central University where I was a member of the East Central golf team. 

     In 1995 I moved to Kernersville, North Carolina and continued my education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  While at UNCG I received a teaching scholarship and was fortunate enough to do my student teaching at Kernersville Elementary School and Southeast Middle School.  I graduated from UNCG in 1998 and received my first teaching position at Forest Park Elementary School in Winston-Salem, NC.  In that same year I was hired to be the 8th grade boys basketball coach here at Southeast Middle School.  I coached here for four years and I was fortunate enough to coach some really great basketball players while here at Southeast.  In 2002 I accepted another position to coach basketball and teach history at North Forsyth High School. I served as the head coach for the North Forsyth varsity girl's basketball team for two seasons.  In 2004 I began teaching at Bolton Elementary School where I taught for two years. During my last year at Bolton I began coaching basketball at Glenn HS until I was hired here at Southeast to be the new Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher.  I will be starting my fifth year here at Southeast and I am looking forward to the upcoming school year.  I currently live in Kernersville with my wife Gretchen and two children.  

    Please visit our Southeast athletics web page link for information on athletics, intramural forms, and physical forms.  There is also an athletics calendar link for times and dates about tryouts, practices, and games. 

    Class Expectations:


    1. Students are required to dress out for gym.

    A PTA uniform can be purchased for $25.00 or the rental  uniform will be assigned (black and white)

    2. Students are required to wear tennis shoes.

    3. Students are required to remove jewelry during class.


    Physical Education Your child will have four quarters of Physical Education, alternating A day / B day. Students must dress out for each class. If your child does not bring his/her uniform A PTA uniform can be purchased for $25.00 and can be used for gym. Students are required to rent black/white/gray uniforms for gym. These are returned at the end of fourth quarter. If lost, students pay $13.00 to replace the uniform, shirts $5.00 and shorts $8.00. Tennis Shoes are required for Physical Education class. Jewelry  should be removed during physical activity.





    Sort Order:  (3)  

    Grades are based on participation and effort during class and dressing out in the rental uniform or the PTA uniform along with tennis shoes and no jewelry .

    Grading Scale: Students begin class with 20 pts. 10 pts. for dressing

    out in uniform ( including tennis shoes and no jewelry) or health class and 10 pts. for

    participation or fitness testing. 




    Sort Order:  (4)  

    Course Outline

    Activities that are a means to Physical Fitness

    Sportsmanship and fair play

    Integration with other course areas

    Application of game strategies

    Our activites coincide with the sports schedule: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Softball, Tennis and other large/small group activities.


    Hoops For Heart

    Will take place in the month of March in an effort to raise money for the American Heart Association.

    Students will participate in a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and 5 on 5 soccer tournament during their regularly scheduled physical education classes.  There will be a tournament for both boys and girls with both being separated by grade level.  Winners from each class period (A day and B day) will play one another during electives to determine an overall champion for each grade level.

    All students are encouraged to raise money for Hoops for Heart even if they don't participate in the tournaments.