In 6th grade Physical Education, we teach our students basic movement and sports-related skills, such as ball handling, agility, balance, and hand-eye coordination so they may compete in, understand, and enjoy as many activities as possible. As part of this class, we also focus on lifelong fitness and wellness, and assess physical fitness throughout the course of their physical education. Among the activities we pursue are basketball, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, and track and field events.
In 7th grade PE, we stress improving and refining individual skills and game strategies. We also introduce students to new and more complex skills, thus enabling them to develop confidence and a sense of mastery in the activities we pursue. We continue to assess physical fitness regularly and promote lifelong fitness and wellness.
In the 8th grade PE class, we continue to focus on improving and refining individual skills and game strategies. while introducing students to nontraditional team sports, such as team handball, korfball, and ultimate Frisbee. We continue to assess physical fitness regularly and promote lifelong fitness and wellness.
Fitness for Life is an elective Physical Education Course designed to introduce the student to different aspects of physical fitness that will be applicable to daily life for the rest of their lives. Through use of a variety of activities, the student is exposed to the main components of physical fitness, including agility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. Fitness for Life may be taken in a semester-long format or a year-long format, with the other choice being traditional PE classes. Activities include, but are not limited to weight training, yoga, pilates, speed training, plyometrics, and aerobics, which will occur in specific time frames. Students will demonstrate capabilities of analyzing fitness components, goal-setting and applying classroom activities to their general well-being.
Physical Education Department Chair