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If your child will be out for a specific period of time due to illness or injury, we require a doctor’s note.  Please download the form located on this page, have the physician fill out the appropriate information, and bring it back to school. (LINK)

Physical Education



At DJAMS we strive to develop your child into a well-rounded and prepared adult.  As the Physical Education Department, our role is creating a physically educated student with the knowledge base to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We want you to be active, understand all your options and be lifelong physical movers!  We hope to create a physically educated person. We want you to learn:
  • What is fitness?
  • How do you get fit? 
  • How do you maintain fitness?
All students will learn to hook up to heart rate monitors to see the effects of movement on their heart.  All students will know what different zones feel like- high cardio, low cardio and of course your target zone!

DJAMS Physical Education Teachers

  • Wesley Blomquist, PE 7 & PE 8
  • TJ Janasek, PE 7 & PE 8
  • Laural McDemrott, PE 6 & PE 7
  • Kirsten Okura, PE 6 & PE 7
  • Kathryn Saavedra, PE 
The DJAMS Olympics

The DJAMS Olympics

Every year DJAMS has its’ own Olympics. The Olympics give all students the opportunity to compete in a variety of events including:
  • Hurdles
  • 100 meter
  • Mile
  • Shot put
  • High jump
  • Four person relay
  • long jump
The top athletes from Don Juan Avila go on to compete against other area schools at Aliso Niguel High School.
The Turkey Trot

The Turkey Trot

Every year DJAMS holds its annual Turkey Trot. Students, teachers, and parents join in this fun event  held the week before Thanksgiving break. Students with the fastest times get a piece of pumpkin pie. The student with the overall fastest time gets a turkey feast for their family to enjoy.  In addition to the run, students can participate in a raffle. Raffle prizes include a 20 minute heart rate hook-up, gift cards to many favorite places, and other very cool items.
To participate in this event, students are asked to bring the following:
  • A parent signed permission slip


The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.