The purpose of the Physical Education program at the
middle school level is to facilitate the total development of students,
so that they may reach their ultimate potential as young adults, and
thereby contribute to the overall educational mission of the school.
Physical Education is the phase of the educational
process involved in the teaching of physical skills, acquisition of
knowledge, development of healthy attitudes, and in promotion of
positive interaction among all participants.
In developing the Physical Education program, the curriculum is based on
a sequence of learning experiences that are appropriate for the middle
school age student's stage of social, emotional, intellectual, skill and
Specifically, the program's emphasis is on skill
development and enhancement through more advanced drills and actual game
conditions. Activities are geared to have students participate in the
major team and individual sports that are popular in our culture today.
Specific game rules are taught, along with the strategy and concepts of
play. Physical Education at this level should help prepare students
interested in participating in the school's Interscholastic Athletic
program. Project Adventure games are used to enhance group cooperation
and trust. Personal fitness is encouraged and promoted through class
activities and fitness levels will be evaluated at least once per year
using the Fitnessgram testing.
In addition to the above, the middle school Physical
Education program will provide students the knowledge and ability to
create and maintain a safe and healthy environment by understanding and
demonstrating responsible personal and social behavior, thus creating a
positive climate for group and individual activities. The program will
also provide consumer knowledge, allowing students to be aware of
opportunities within their community, to further their interest in
physical education outside of the actual school environment.