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At Watkins, physical education classes are designed to give all students the building blocks for healthy habits. Lessons are grade-level appropriate. For example, second grade students had a bicycle unit that culminated in a multi-mile outdoor bike ride.

Watkins also offers after-school sports enrichment options for students in Grades 4-5, including girls and boys basketball, outdoor track, skiing, archery, and Girls on the Run.


Girls on the Run is a program is delivered to small groups of approximately 15 girls twice per week over the course of 10 weeks. Practices are 75 minutes in length. Practices will be held every Tuesday & Thursday from 3:45pm – 5:00pm (excluding school holidays).

Practices begin the week of September 9. The season will end with the celebratory 5K on Sunday, November 24 at Anacostia Park!

Girls must be in grades 3-5.  This year’s coaches are familiar faces at Watkins, including Ms. Sheppard, Ms. Wecker, Ms. Sullivan, and Ms. Dickinson.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our site liaison, Ms. Kayne (Kathryn.Kayne@k12.dc.gov)

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