The middle school physical education program offers a variety of activities to enhance the physical and social development of each student. The activities include physical fitness, aerobics, team sports, as well as individual, dual, and lifetime activities.
Individual and Team Sports: Students are expected to participate in a wide range of individual and team sports that can be pursued for a lifetime. The continued development of health-related fitness and the selection of sport activities that are enjoyable is a major objective of this course.
Foundations of Personal Fitness:The purpose of this course is to motivate students to strive for lifetime personal fitness with an emphasis on the health-related components of physical fitness. The knowledge and skills taught in this course include teaching students about the process of becoming fit as well as achieving some degree of fitness within the class. The concept of wellness, or string to reach optimal levels of health, is the cornerstone of this course and is exemplified by one of the course objectives - students designing their own personal fitness program.
All students will have weekly health education lessons. The health education curriculum is designed to teach students how to make healthy choices and equip them with the knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions.
The goal of health education is for students to demonstrate an understanding of the components of personal wellness. The health education curriculum is designed to help adolescents develop knowledge, attitudes, and skills to make responsible decisions and act in ways that prevent disease and reduce health-related risky behaviors. Topics include tobacco/drugs/alcohol abuse prevention, safety, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), human growth and development, personal and social development, nutrition, fitness, mental health, and communicable and non-communicable diseases.
The goal of health education is for students to continue to develop an understanding of the components of personal wellness. The curriculum content areas include healthy behaviors, physical activity, nutrition, mental and emotional health, promoting safe and healthy relationships, growth and development, tobacco, alcohol, and drug prevention, and communicable and non-communicable diseases.