Health and Physical Education 8
Mission: Based upon the acquisition on knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity, our mission at Grace E. Metz Middle School is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy productive and fulfilling life.
The Grace E. Metz Health and Physical Education curriculum is a sequential educational program based on activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and non threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful. The aim of the program is to provide every student with a wide variety of physical activities and challenges that will contribute to the development and maintenance of their physical, cognitive and affective well-being. Students will be provided with the foundation for making informed decisions empowering them to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
During physical education classes students will continue to increase competence and confidence through versions of games, individual sports, team sports and other recreational activities while utilizing and expanding techniques and positive attitudes to improve personal fitness. Students will advance their gross and fine motor skills, skilled movement, movement principles and concepts, and gain many health-related benefits while actively participating in physical education. The class reflects the ever-changing stages of growth and development during the middle school years and is designed to give students lifelong benefits.