Elementary Physical Education
The elementary years incorporates the basic learned acquisition of multiple skills from the primary years into a balanced curriculum that covers fundamental skills, sport skills, special awareness games, and indoor/outdoor activities (traverse climbing wall). Emphasis is placed on developing a broad foundation of motor skills for all students through curriculum while fostering respect and responsibility for others and self through instruction. Students at this level find time for experimentation, practice, and decision making about most movement possibilities. The development of personal health and fitness habits also begin during the elementary years focusing on concepts of human wellness, lifetime activity and personal habits as highlighted in the EALR’s, or Essential Academic Learning Requirements.
- Develop competency in many movement forms
- Apply movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills
- Learn how to maintain a physically-active lifestyle
- Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness
- Learn correct personal and social behavior in physical activity settings
- Understand and respect differences among people in physical activity settings
Middle School Physical Education
The SHA Middle School PE Program endeavors to introduce and teach team sports that are most likely to be practiced during the course of a lifetime. The idea is to build skills and to practice repetitive competition in the hope that physical education will become an everyday part of the student’s life. This is based on the belief that physical activity as a way of life leads to a happier and healthier life. The duration and complexity of the curriculum varies with the needs of each group. However, during the course of the year, the following sports will be covered: football, volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee®, kickball, baseball, soccer.