West Elementary - Physical Education

  •  Field Day is now Wednesday, June 19th!

    Students are expected to follow the “A,B,C’s” of Physical Education:

    Act Safely: Control your body and be aware of others.

    Be prepared: Bring P.E. clothes & sneakers.

    Cooperate with others: Demonstrate proper social behavior & sportsmanship.

    Do your Best: Effort is important in everything we do.

    Equipment must be used with care: Take care of the equipment we use & always put it away.

     

    The Objectives of the Elementary Physical Education program is designed to:

    1.) Promote physical fitness

    2.) Increase self awareness

    3.) Respect for others & school property

    4.) Safe working habits

    5.) A positive attitude

    6.) Promote good sportsmanship, honesty and fair play

    7.) Promote a positive desire for physical activity

    8.) Responsible personal and social behavior while participating in physical activity

    9.) Increase physical and mental growth

    10.) Experience a variety of physical activities

    FUN FACTS: 62% of 9-13 year-olds do not participate in any organized physical activity during non-school hours. (Center for Disease Control) Young people 13-24 years old spend an average of 16.7 hours a week online, 13.6 hours watching TV, 7.7 hours talking on the phone and 6 hours reading books and magazines. (Harris Interactive and Teenage Research Unlimited)