Seventh Grade Required Electives
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; toestablish 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.
Health .50 (Semester)
Increased awareness in lifelong wellness includes understanding the basic structures and function of human body systems, adolescent health issues that affect physical health, social health and mental/emotional health. These include personal safety, healthy relationships, and nutrition, responding to emergencies, drug awareness, disease and disease prevention. By participating in this course, students will develop an understanding of and the skills necessary to choose healthy lifelong habits through a variety of class activities.