Eighth Grade Required Elective
Physical Education .50 (Semester)
Fitness is the foundation of the middle school physical education curriculum. Middle school physical education activities will include a variety of team sports, individual sports, and lifetime activities. Our goal is to promote physical activity, other healthy behaviors and fitness throughout life. The objectives of physical education are to develop motor skills in a variety of activities; to establish lifelong foundations of physical fitness; to acquire knowledge of physical activities; to incorporate technology; and, to develop positive character traits through social interaction with other students. The Fitnessgram, a fitness test administered twice a year, measures cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength, and muscular endurance. Class activities are designed to enhance each of these areas while encouraging and developing each student’s individual level of fitness.