HES Middle School Physical Education Mission:
- Develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
The HES Physical Education Department aims to teach children how to lay the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. In doing so we strive to make all our students physically literate.
According to the Society of Health and Physical Educators, a physically literate individual:
- Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.
- Knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in various type of physical activities.
- Participates regularly in physical activity.
- Is physically fit.
- Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.
Specific outcomes we strive to achieve:
- Respect self, others, and their environment
- Understand a lifelong definition of health, wellness, and fitness
- Identify healthy lifestyle choices
- Embrace the challenges of life
- Generate a general physical preparedness for life
- Be positively active in their communities
- Discover their motivation style and apply it to achieve success
SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for Physical Education define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a highly effective physical education program. These standards formulate the backbone for the assessment system we use for assessments. grades, and reporting.
Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
Citation: National Standards for K-12 Physical Education Copyright 2013, SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191, http://www.shapeamerica.org. All rights reserved.
HES is a CrossFit Kids affiliated entity. We believe that having published research and support from the field is an integral aspect of hosting a legitimate program. CrossFit Kids provides us with the necessary information, guidance, knowledge, and practice to meet the needs of our students, address the national standards, and accomplish the goals listed above.
CrossFit Kids Methodology: Optimizing the Learning Environment
“As many teachers and coaches well know, children cannot be thought of simply as miniature adults, they are operating with a different set of skills and priorities than we are. In order to fulfill our overall objective of instilling a lifelong love of fitness in kids, we have to tailor our approach to meet them at their level, not only physically, but also cognitively and emotionally. The degree of variance in these parameters both within and across age groups makes training kids an ultimate expression of the infinite scalability of CrossFit. While there is no perfect solution or fail-safe recipe for success, there are some governing principles that will guide you towards keeping your CrossFit Kids Program safe, fun, and effective.” – CrossFit Specialty Course: Kids – Training Guide