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me is Mr. Mathias. I am from Stephens City, Virginia and this is my 2nd year teaching at Porter. I graduated from Marshall University with my Bachelors in Health and Physical Education, Secondary Education with endorsements in Pre K - Adult. I will be teaching 1st, 2nd, and 3rd PE.  I will also teach the 6-8th grade "Get Fit!" elective and 6-8th grade Wood Shop class.  I look forward to working with you and your students! Please do not hesitate to contact me via email at

Watch this video for Zoom and Canvas Instructions:
Video Link
Check this out too: Instructional Tech Page

  Student Canvas: Link
Parent Canvas: Link
Zoom Sign In: Link
  ParentVue: Link
Student Password Reset: Link

Contact Info and Office Hours:
Office Hours: TBD-Monday

Curriculum Documents:

Virginia DOE Physical Education SOL's

Canvas Resources:
 What is Canvas and Zoom?
Parent Canvas Orientation
Canvas Student Guide
Student Video Guides

Classroom Announcements:

Welcome To Phys. Ed.

I am excited to have you in class, below is where I will post information about the classes I teach (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, and Get Fit!) , as well as, important updates about our upcoming school year. If you have any questions, please use the contact information below to get in touch with me.

Mr. James (Jimmy) Mathias - (Physical Education) -

 2021-22 School Year 

We know that there are a lot of questions about the upcoming school year and what it will look like. Please refer to the following county resources and check this page throughout the summer for updates concerning your child's education. We look forward to working with you in whatever capacity possible as we stay safe this school year.

The main way that we will be communicating instruction will be through the use of Zoom and Canvas. Canvas is a Learning Management System that allows teachers to virtually deliver content to students. Please explore the resources below to help you better understand Canvas.

County Return to Learn Plan

Canvas Resources:

What is Canvas and Zoom?
Parent Canvas Orientation
Canvas Student Guide
Student Video Guides