Sports are taught formally both in PE classes and through the Hospitality League, a team sports league comprised of WNC private and charter middle schools.
PE classes start with centering, move into a warm up, and culminate in a rotating main lesson. Just as math lessons at Omega Middle School are taught through more than just the mental domain, physical education at Rainbow brings all six of the other domains into the physical domain through in depth conversations about teamwork within the social and emotional domains, for example, and strategic lessons and problem-solving within the creative and mental domains. Omega is always excited to bring in guest coaches who can share their passion, skill, and experience within a particular sport or physical modality with our Middle School students. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in guest teaching a P.E. class.
Through the Hospitality League Omega students can participate in flag football, ultimate frisbee, and volleyball in the Fall, basketball in the Winter and soccer and ultimate frisbee in the Spring. This local league focuses on comradery, technique, and teamwork. Teams close each game with a group discussion to review plays and encourage sportsmanship. All teams are co-ed and are open to 5th through 8th grade students. As an Ultimate Frisbee World Champion, Mark Strazzer, Omega’s Athletic Director, is eagerly including and expanding opportunities to play ultimate frisbee here in Asheville. Learn more about Asheville’s Ultimate Club for Youth.
Being a holistic school, Omega Middle School incorporates the physical domain into many other disciplines and programs besides PE and the Hospitality League. Class trips, for example, are full of athletic challenges and exercises that test the bonds between the physical domain and each of the other domains within every student. During class trips students might be invited to challenge themselves in trust exercises, obstacles courses, high ropes courses, team-building scavenger hunts, sensation-based explorations of nature, and much more. A full-day ski trip for teachers, parents, and students is also scheduled once a year.