We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ~ George Bernard Shaw
The Physical Education Program is designed to teach students the knowledge and skills needed to engage in physical activity now and for a lifetime. A physically active lifestyle will lead to personal enjoyment and a healthy lifestyle. As a result students will be able to:
*Perform fundamental skills and movement patterns allowing them to participate in physical activity
*Apply movement principles and concepts to learning and developing motor skills
*Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness
*Demonstrate a physically active lifestyle
*Demonstrate responsible behaviors in physical activity settings
The Health Program is designed to help students acquire an understanding of health concepts and skills that will assist them in making positive choices that promote personal, family and community health. As a result students will be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and behaviors that reduce health risks and enhance the health of self and others
Demonstrate the ability to access, evaluate and use health information, products and services that influence health and well being
Demonstrate appropriate health practices and behaviors to promote a safe community, safe home, safe school and personal safety
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are united. ~Alexander Von Humboldt
Online Resource for Parents
Dole Five A Day Snack Man Challenge
BAM! Body and Mind
CDC Web site created to answer questions from students on health issues to make their bodies and minds healthy and strong.
Fruit and Vegetables for Me
Interactive Web site for ages 9-13 providing healthy eating and active living information for students and parents.
Food Guide Pyramid, food labels, eating disorders, and sports nutrition.
VERB It’s What You Do.
CDC Web site to encourage ages 9-13 to increase physical activity and have fun. Multi-media.