The President's Council on physical fitness and sports recommends that teenage girls get at least 60 minutes of physical activity at least 5 days a week. Our goal for afternoon activities at St. Margaret’s is for girls to enjoy being active and support them in reaching their goals. Because regular physical activity is important for promoting lifelong health and well-being, students in grades 8-11 have a commitment to participate in an after-school activity or sport all three trimesters. Seniors have this commitment to participate in an after-school activity or sport two of the three trimesters.
3 Mile Club
3 Mile Club
3 Mile Club
3 Mile Club - Fall/Winter/Spring
This activity is for those who love being outside while getting their exercise. Each afternoon you will walk, jog, or run at least 3 miles. This activity will make exercise fun and motivate you to push past your goals and set new ones.
Beachbody - Fall/Winter/Spring
Get fit, get healthy, and have fun working out with your friends. This activity allows you to workout to one of Beachbody’s renowned at-home workout programs. Workouts will include, but are not limited to T25, Piyo, Hip Hop Abs, Yoga Studio, and 80 Day Obsession.
Club Tennis - Fall/Spring
Whether you played first doubles or are just learning the sport, club tennis is where you can learn and compete on the tennis court. Each afternoon students will play tennis and compete with each other to enhance athletic, strategic, and team building abilities.
Drama Production - Winter
The winter season brings our yearly drama production. Girls participating in drama, will work together to stage a 2-hour performance in early winter of the musical, Cinderella. The actresses will put in time to memorize lines and blocking, while tech crew use creativity to design costumes, set, collect props, and set up various technical equipment (i.e. lights and sound).
Outdoor Adventures - Fall/Spring
Outdoor Adventures is an after school activity program open to all students and offered during the first and third trimesters. It is also a component of the SMS River Program. The goals of the River Program are to develop an appreciation for the outdoors, instill self-confidence, and learn through service to others. Students can expect to be outdoors and in, on or near the Rappahannock River every day, rain or shine. Some examples of activities include kayaking, learning map and compass skills, hiking in wildlife refuges, water quality monitoring, helping to remove invasive plant species, tracking wildlife with game cameras and bird identification.
Physical Education - Fall/Winter/Spring
Physical Education is a traditional PE class. Students will be introduced to the basic elements of exercise that will lead to a healthy lifestyle. Students will get exercise and increase their psychomotor abilities by playing a variety of traditional sports, aerobics, and other activities.
YMCAThis activity will travel to the YMCA to participate in daily workouts with a certified trainer. Each afternoon, participants will have access to a well-rounded workout plan. An example would be:
- Thursday-Yoga Class.