Physical Education is an integral part of the total educational program. It is that phase of education which provides an opportunity through activity for physical, mental and social development, and improvement of the individual to meet the challenges of life. It is our mission to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for high school experiences, and also a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.
The Physical Education Staff provides the students with the opportunity to develop the body, mind and spirit. It is our vision to create an atmosphere of wellness that will extend into the community. The foundation of our program lies in physical fitness, social development, skill development and the acquisition of sport knowledge. These ingredients delivered with kindness and caring will enable our students to flourish.
The K-12 physical education program offers the students an age appropriate curriculum that promotes an understanding of a variety of activities that stress knowledge, competence, fitness, cooperation, and lifetime involvement in the benefits of being an active participant in sports and recreational endeavors.
Physical Education provides educational experiences through movement activities. The general setting allows the development of social-emotional, psychomotor and cognitive skills as the students interact and have fun. The concept of fun is essential because the objective is to teach students to desire fitness as a lifelong goal. In today’s world of technology, it is important to understand the value of movement in our day to day lives.
Some of the benefits of a good physical education experience are:
- Improved fitness
- High self-esteem
- Weight regulation
- Understanding sportsmanship
- Developing interpersonal skills
- Stress relief
- Reduce the risk of illness and disease
- Discover opportunities for recreational experiences