• Physical Education

    The mission of the Physical Education Department is to provide activities that develop knowledge, skills, fitness, and attitudes necessary to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

    Physical Education is that group of experiences which promote and encourage lifelong physical activity, well-being, and fitness for living while contributing to the development of positive attitudes, team skills and practices.  A physically educated person:

    • Has learned the necessary skills to perform a variety of physical activities
    • Is physically fit
    • Participates frequently in physical activity
    • Understands and values physical activity and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle
kids exercising in gym
  • Elementary School Physical Educaton:

     Assessment Criteria

    • Ball Skills
    • Basketball Skills
    • Jump Rope Skills
    • Movement Skills
    • Soccer Skills
    • Striking Skills
    • Volleyball Skills
    • Cognitive Skills

     

    Middle School Physical Education:

    6th Grade: 

    Physical education is a required 10-week course as part of the rotation schedule, and is also available as an elective course in which students spend time developing and improving upon previously learned skills in lifetime sports such as flag football, disc golf, spikeball, pickleball, volleyball, soccer, floor hockey, bowling, and basketball. They will also experience units of instruction in the pool. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to numerous creative and fun team-building and fitness activities.

    7th Grade: 

    Physical education and health is a required course, either as one semester or every-other day all year if the student has a music course).  Students will experience a higher level of skill development and play in lifetime sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, swimming, soccer, and softball. These skills will be used in both competitive activities and non-competitive task related challenges. Physical fitness activities will also be incorporated into all units, as well as personal/social skills needed to be active for a lifetime. Health curriculum components that focus on decision-making skills, substance use/abuse prevention, and reproductive health will be taught in a classroom environment during this course as well.

    8th Grade: 

    Physical Education (competitive sports) and Individual Lifetime Activities (non-competitive activities) are available as elective one-semester courses.

     

    High School Physical Education: 

    Please see the Groves or Seaholm course catalog for classes which meet the BPS graduation requirements.  

    Physical Education develops the individual’s physical skill, provides mental stimulation and satisfaction, promotes emotional adjustment, develops thinking skills to make healthy decisions, and contributions to the development of positive attitudes, democratic ideas and practices.

    Students will:

    • Demonstrate competence in selected fundamental motor skills.
    • Demonstrate the ability to assess, achieve and maintain health-related levels of physical fitness.
    • Demonstrate the ability to apply cognitive concepts in making wise lifestyle choices.
    • Demonstrate the ability to design a personal activity program that will result in achieving and maintaining health-related standards of fitness.
    • Exhibit appropriate personal-social-attitudinal character traits while participating in physical activity
    • Utilize and interact with community resources to maintain and promote fitness.
    • Develop an appreciation for health-related fitness and a desire to continue to participate in lifelong physical activities.