The Physical Education program for grades 6th – 8th emphasizes understanding and enhancement of the skills needed to lead a physically active and healthy lifestyle. In this class, students will have opportunities to participate and learn about a variety of physical activities. Students will work to develop an understanding of the link between regular physical activity and lifetime wellness. Additionally, students will learn about rules, strategies, and skills related to activities in a common core project-based classroom. Class work will include writing, reading, and math skills. Students will be working on improving their individual health-related fitness – i.e. body composition, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance; as well as the Six Dimensions of Wellness. The course intends to cultivate a healthy and active lifestyle for students and consequently advocates activities which are not only enjoyable but also contribute to healthy living. Students will be helped to develop the motor skills necessary to enable them to participate successfully in a variety of physical activities, and learn the benefits of a regular exercise regime.
Throughout the 2017-18 school year, the Physical Education class will cover such topics as the Six Dimensions of Wellness: Emotional, Spiritual, Occupational, Intellectual, Social, & Physical; the Five Components of Physical Fitness: Body Composition, Flexibility, Cardio-respiratory Endurance, Muscular Strength, & Muscular Endurance; Yoga, Nutrition, Reflection, and the list goes on! All activities throughout each unit are designed to help you to develop an appreciation for being physically activity and a desire to have a lifetime of wellness. Since Reflection is equated with Retention, students will reflect on their learning, feelings, and experiences throughout the school year.