Physical Education plays a critical role in educating the whole student. Physical education is based upon rigorous state and national standards that define what students should know and be able to do as a result of participation. PE classes will include moderate to vigorous physical activities including games, sports, and skills. It is unique to the school curriculum as it is the only program that provides students with opportunities to learn motor skills, develop fitness, and gain understanding about the importance of physical education. Physical education incorporates concepts of math, reading/English language arts, and science into the physical education realm. Each class has 50 minutes for PE 2 or 3 times per week. All grades will perform the Fitness Gram which is a state mandated test in PE.
Listed below are some of the activities students enjoy during their scheduled P.E. times:
- basketball skills
- soccer skills
- football skills
- dances activities
- fitness activities
- volleyball activities
- cooperative games
- Jump Rope
- Cup Stacking
The State and National Standards for Physical Education include:
Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity.
Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.
The ultimate goal of physical education will always be participation in health-enhancing physical activity for a lifetime.