The emphasis of the elementary physical education program is on the development of the child through movement experiences. Areas of focus include: spatial awareness, physical fitness, gross motor skills, coordination and learning to be physically active in a social setting. Activities are designed to encourage students to display good sportsmanship and teamwork while being physically active. Other areas of focus are the implementation of recreational and lifetime activities. The goal is to have environment where students have enjoyed their learning experience and want to continue to be active long after they have completed their school years.
The sixth through eighth grade physical education program incorporates a variety of individual skills and team sports; focus on physical fitness (including the President’s Physical Fitness Test) and endurance, and the integration of lifetime and recreational activities. Each of these is an integral part of the physical education program.
Students have scheduled physical education sessions three times per week for forty five minutes. Students are encouraged to participate in all lessons, put for maximum effort, demonstrate good sportsmanship, teamwork and interact positively with their classmates. The use of these elements will contribute to the success of each student. The goal of each session is to improve the overall level of physical fitness while having fun.