• Name:Derek Underwood
    Subjects / Classes Taught:Boy's P.E. 9th-12th, Fitness and Sports, Health Education
    Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Education, Wisconsin-Whitewater
                      Physical Education Major, Health Ed. Minor, Adapted P.E. Minor, Coaching Minor 

    Hello! Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! My name is Derek Underwood and this is my 2nd year here at Cesar Chavez High School, and my 7th year teaching. I teach Boy's P.E. 9th-12th, Fitness and Sports, and Health Education here at Cesar Chavez. 
    I am originally from Massachusetts, and also lived and went to school in Wisconsin. I have a beautiful wife and 2 year old son which I love spending time with. When I am not with my family or teaching, you can find me coaching.
    I coach varsity football here at Cesar Chavez. The positions I coach are defensive backs and running backs. I have been coaching for 10 years now, and I absolutely love it! I am excited for all of the excitement the school year brings. If you ever need to contact me please feel free to email me at dunderwood@phoenixunion.org.
    Fitness and Sports and Boy's P.E. delivers a fast paced-high energy opportunity for students to participate in traditional sports, new sports, and international games.  The requirements are grey shirt and purple shorts from the bookstore, and tennis shoes.  Most activities are done in 1 week intervals, and performance tests are incorporated throughout the term.  The national title series brings a unique twist to weekly cardio, and sport interaction, minimal down time with high energy movement.
    Performance:40%    Warm-up-Dynamics-Lesson-Game
    Assignments:40%     Written Assignments per Unit
    Exams 20%               Pre. Mid, Post, Fitnessgram
    District Assessments are Pre, Mid, and Post Tests in the Semester
    Fitnessgram is the performance test per the district.   
    The Health Education Program is viewed as an integral part of a student’s academic learning and is a valuable component of a well-rounded education that is a requirement for graduation.  It also Promotes student’s awareness, higher level thinking and healthy decision making, which improves decision making and helps develop healthy, active citizens in society. My current classes use Interactive Notebooks throughout the semester which is a form of notetaking that is used. All students will need their own individual notebook for class. 
    District Assessments are Pre, Mid, and Post Tests in the Semester
    Boy's P.E. 9th-12th- Boy's P.E. 9-12 Plan for Student Success