PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Many schools around the nation have reduced the commitment to provide students with regular and adequate physical activity, even though it is recommended that children accumulate a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity daily. A 2000 survey found that only 8.0 percent of elementary schools, 6.4 percent of middle/junior high schools and 5.8 percent of senior high schools provided daily physical education (PE) for the entire school year for all of the students in each grade.

The school has been awarded the “Active Lifestyle Model School” award from the President’s Challenge and The Presidents Council on Physical Activity and Fitness and Physical Fitness Oklahoma State Champions for the 2003-2007 school years. Students are encouraged to exceed recommended goals using a reward system and recognition.

The campus playground is designed to promote physical fitness. Surrounded by basketball/four-square court, and football/soccer field, our play equipment, including the one of a kind traverse wall, is specially designed for physical fitness. A baseball/softball field is also a popular spot as well as over 3 miles of hiking/cross country trails.

Additional after school programs such as fencing, archery, and rowing are offered to round out student activity. Our students work and play hard to be physically fit.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten

Our young students begin their PE and Health education with body awareness, image and gross motor skill development and following directions. By 1st grade, students have movement and acquisition of basic skill, fitness and condition abilities and strengthening activities.

ELEMENTARY - Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Kindergarten and First Grade

Our PE program provides kindergarten and 1st graders with unique fundamental knowledge, interaction, and physical skills appropriate for their age level. the units consist of drills, exercise, physical activities, and games. They include perceptual-motor development, President’s fitness challenge, dance and movement, archery, relays, volleyball, jogging, and cross-country. Our goal is to equip our students with knowledge and a desire for lifelong physical activity. SMES students are also encouraged to engage in physical activity outside of the classroom through team sports and individual exercise.

Second Grade

Our PE program provides second graders with unique fundamental knowledge, interaction, and physical skills appropriate for their age level. Second-grade units consist of drills, exercise, physical activities, and games.  They include perceptual-motor development, President’s fitness challenge, dance and movement, archery, relays, volleyball, jogging, and cross-country.  Our goal is to equip students with knowledge and a desire for lifelong physical activity.  Students are also encouraged to engage in physical activity outside of the classroom through team sports and individual exercise.

Third Grade

Our PE program provides third-grade students with unique fundamental knowledge, interaction, and physical skills appropriate for their age level. Third-grade units consist of drills, exercise, physical activities, and games. They include perceptual-motor development, President’s fitness challenge, dance and movement, archery, relays, volleyball, jogging, and cross country. Our goal is to equip students with knowledge and a desire for lifelong physical activity. Students are also encouraged to engage in physical activity outside of the classroom through team sports and individual exercise

Fourth Grade

Our fourth-grade health program promotes wellness and a positive lifestyle. It also emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for one’s own health and making wise decisions. In fourth grade, the focus is on body systems. Students explore the health risks of cigarette smoking and chemical dependencies. There is also a section on how to prevent bullying.

Our PE program provides fourth graders with unique fundamental knowledge, interaction, and physical skills appropriate for their age level. Fourth-grade units consist of drills, exercise, physical activities and games. They include the President’s fitness challenge, dance and movement, archery, relays, volleyball, jogging and cross-country. Our goal is to equip students with knowledge and a desire for lifelong physical activity. Students are also encouraged to engage in physical activity outside of the classroom through team sports and individual exercise.

5th - 8th Grade

Our health program teaches students the importance of wellness and a positive lifestyle. In fifth grade, the main focus is on body systems. Students explore the health risks of cigarette smoking and chemical dependencies. Special sections deal with puberty education, bullying prevention, and AIDS awareness. In each area of physical education and health studies, emphasis is placed on the importance of taking responsibility for one’s own health and making wise choices.

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