Acosta, Martin

Hart Elementary Physical Education


Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. We are located in the Multi Purpose Facilty room 102.  The Physical Education Department is very excited about the start of the new school year. Please take time to read the general rules and participation guidelines for our students.


My name is Martin Acosta.  I earned a B.S. in Kinesiology from Sul Ross State University in 2000.  In 2010 I also earned a M.Ed. in Education from Sul Ross State University.  I have been working with EPISD since 2004 as a Physical Education Teacher. 

Our Physical Education program is dedicated to provide your students with the following learning opportunities:
*Establish a positive, safe learning environment for all students
*Teach a variety of physical activities that make physical education class fun and enjoyable
*Create maximum opportunities for students of all abilities to be successful
*Promote student honesty, integrity, and good sportsmanship
*Facilitate the development and maintenance of physical fitness
*Prepare and encourage students to practice skills and be active for a lifetime  

Rules and Regulations for Physical Education Class: 
*Students are to keep their hands and feet to themselves at all times 
*Respect fellow classmates and the teacher at all times   
*Students are to follow instructions and Coaches’ directions at all times 
*Line up in class lines at the sound of the whistle before and after class 

* Verbal reprimand
*Time out of class participation
*Phone call to parents/progress report
*Conference with parents
*Send to Principal’s office

*Exercise line leader
*Fitness/Fun Friday leader
*Good behavior phone call to parents
*Good conduct certificate

Severity Clause:
Students exhibiting any form of severe behavior that endangers students or seriously prevents the teacher from teaching will be referred to the office.

Proper Attire: All students are encouraged to wear tennis shoes to Physical Education class. Flip flops, sandals, and high heels increase the risk of injury during P.E.. All clothing must be in compliance with the EPISD dress code.  Those students that do not adhere to these rules may get their required exercise by walking during their P.E. time.  Students needing to sit out from P.E. must have a note from the parent. Any student needing to sit out for more than three days must have a doctor’s note.   

If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me by calling the school at (915) 236-8825. My conference period is from 2:20 -3:05.