Through participation in the Physical Education curriculum, students develop knowledge and practices necessary to obtain personal physical fitness and wellness values applicable throughout their lives. The Physical Education program provides movement-centered and knowledge-based activities in a safe environment that meets the emotional, physical, social, and intellectual needs of the students.
The program is well balanced, offering diverse activities that provide students with the opportunity to develop and enhance their fitness levels over time, as well as to acquire the knowledge to maintain a lifetime of active participation. Achievement in the program provides the foundation for a legacy of success in physical activity and helps ensure that students will enjoy and sustain active lifestyles. Throughout the year, all students prepare for the school’s annual Field Day competition, where they get to demonstrate the skills they have learned all year. In addition, sportsmanship and the importance of playing fairly and safely are strongly stressed across all grades, with students always saying “good game” to one another after completing an activity.
Students in Second through Fifth Grades also participate in a twice-monthly Health and Wellness class. Each class is 30 minutes and touches upon topics such as nutrition, hygiene, sportsmanship, and friendship, amongst others, in an age-appropriate method. The students are given the opportunity to bring concerns of their own to class and peer relationships are addressed in an open-forum setting.