Ms. Caryn Stremler-Birr

Mrs. Caryn Stremler-Birr
651-403-7666 |


Caryn Stemler-BirrI have been teaching in District 197 since 1999. I have taught at Heritage, Sibley, Garlough, Somerset, and Friendly Hills, with most of my teaching being at Friendly Hills. I was born and raised in Grand Rapids Michigan and attended Calvin College where I received my BA in Physical Education. In 2004, I received my Master’s Degree in Education from St. Mary’s University and completed additional licensing requirements for Health Education in 2013 at the University of Minnesota.

I am married and have two boys who keep me busy. Thankfully, they like sports as much as I do! I spend much of my spare time watching my boys play sports as well as coach them. When I have time for myself, I enjoy watching college football and basketball (especially Michigan State), knitting, and running.

For all 7th/8th grade handouts please visit your student's Canvas.
All 5th and 6th grade handouts are found on the Friendly HIlls Health and PE page. 

Fitness logs are due, no later than, the last school day of each month. (They are available in Canvas.)

7-8 HEALTH: Health is a separate grade from Physical Education class. About six days each quarter students will be in the classroom focusing on health topics. At the end of the school year, a final grade will be given that is worth a quarter grade. A folder will be required for the classroom portion of Health. All Health classroom late work is due a week after the health unit is complete. Much of the health class will be discussion led and activities. 

All handouts for the Health unit are found in Canvas. 

Textbooks will stay in the classroom unless a student checks one out. See the sidebar for a link to the online text. 

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Quarter 1 Rotation
5th grade:

Sept. 5-15 Field Games All, HeartZones Introduction

Sept. 18-Oct. 6 Friemann/Stremler-Birr   -  Lacrosse Unit

Reddy     -  Football Unit

Oct. 6- Nov. 1 Friemann/Stremler-Birr   -  Football Unit

Reddy     -  Lacrosse Unit

7th Grade:

Sept. 5-8 Class Expectations, Lockers and Locks

Sept. 11-26 ALL: Heart Zones Fitness Unit - Health

Sept 27-Oct 12 Friemann/Stremler-Birr - Lacrosse Unit

Reddy   - Football Unit

Oct 13-Nov 2 Friemann/Stremler-Birr - Football Unit

Reddy   - Lacrosse Unit

8th Grade:

Sept. 5-8 Class Expectations, Lockers and Locks

Sept 11-26 Stremler-Birr - Health (Mental Health)

Reddy - Lacrosse

Friemann - Football

Sept 27 - Oct 12 Stremler-Birr - Lacrosse (3rd hour football) with Reddy

Reddy - Health (Mental Health with Stremler-Birr)

Friemann - Lacrosse

Oct 13-Nov 2 Stremler-Birr - Football (3rd hour Lacrosse with Friemann)

Reddy - Football

Friemann - Health (Mental Health with Stremler-Birr)

**Dates and units are subject to change depending on the weather, etc. 


Hour 1 Not in building
Hour 2 7/8th grade
Hour 3 7/8th grade
Hour 4 PREP
Hour 5 7/8th grade
Hour 6 5th grade