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. To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual:
- Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.
- Knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities.
- Participates regularly in physical activity.
- Is physically fit.
- Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle. *
Physical Education Standards
Standard 1. The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2. The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3. The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4. The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5. The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
Elementary School Physical Educaton:
By the end of Grade 5, the learner will demonstrate competence in fundamental motor skills and selected combinations of skills; use basic movement concepts in dance, gymnastics and small-sided practice tasks; identify basic health-related fitness concepts; exhibit acceptance of self and others in physical activities; and identify the benefits of physically active lifestyle.
For more Information about what is taught can be found here: https://www.shapeamerica.org/standards/pe/upload/Grade-Level-Outcomes-for-K-12-Physical-Education.pdf
Middle School Physical Education:
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.
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.
Physical Education (competitive sports) and Individual Lifetime Activities (non-competitive activities) are available as elective one-semester courses.
High School Physical Education:
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.
- 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.