Physical Education

Middlefork School (K-3)

Mrs. Donna Kasper: kasperd@sunsetridge29.org

The Physical Education program at Middlefork School is designed to provide students with fundamental and advanced motor skills, improve students' self-confidence, and provide opportunities for increased levels of physical fitness that are associated with increased academic achievement. Additionally, our nutrition education curriculum promotes learning the ways that healthy eating and proper nutrition help prevent illness and promote growth and development.

Kindergartners participate in PE three times per week for 20-minutes sessions. First and second graders attend daily 20-minute PE classes, while third graders' class periods extend to 30 minutes, five days per week. Our ultimate goal in PhysicalEducation is to increase the physical competence, health-related fitness, self-responsibility, and enjoyment of physical activity for all students so that they can become physically active for a lifetime.

K-3 PE Goals

  • To foster a love for physical activity and play.
  • To develop and maintain a suitable level of fitness and health.
  • To develop coordination and body control.
  • To provide opportunities for increased responsibility and leadership.
  • To offer a wide range of skills,games, fitness and dance experiences.
  • To provide an avenue for socialization.
  • To develop a sense of fair play and cooperation within groups.
  • To acquire basic skills inactivities taught throughout the year.
  • To acquire needed safety skills and habits.
  • To develop a desirable self-concept and effective self-image.
  • To experience goal-setting.

Sunset Ridge School (4-8)

Mrs. Lisa Materra: matteral@sunsetridge29.org
Mr. Dave Sislow: sislowd@sunsetridge29.org
Ms. Katie Chalmers: chalmersk@sunsetridge29.org
The Sunset Ridge physical education program is designed to provide a warm, student-centered environment that fosters a love of learning and a healthy lifestyle. We strive to teach the "whole child" through affective, cognitive, and physical development. All students are offered daily Physical Education for forty minutes. Each unit focuses on the introduction of a game/activity, its historical background, the required skills, and rules and strategies of the game/activity.

In addition to meeting the National and State Standards, the goals of the Sunset Ridge PE program are:

  • Learn the movement skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities
  • Understand the implications and the benefits of physical activities
  • Participate in regular physical activity
  • Be physically fit
  • Value physical activity and fitness and the role they play in a healthful lifestyle
  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship and the ability to work cooperatively in a group setting
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