Physical Education and Health Departments

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As physical educators, we serve the entire student population. We deliver a wide range of movement experiences that develop physical fitness, wellness, and motor skills through physical activities. Our mission is to foster living a healthy lifestyle.

Athletic programs are essentially designed for youngsters who are eager to specialize in one or more sports and refine their talents in order to compete with others of similar interests and abilities. Developmentally appropriate physical education programs, in contrast are designed for every child. The intent is to provide children of all abilities and interests with a foundation of movement experiences that will eventually lead to active and healthy lifestyles. Athletic competition may be part of this lifestyle, but not the only part.