Within the Oak Crest Middle School Physical Education Department, our goal is to provide a high-quality, standards-based, and comprehensive physical education program, to prepare every student for a lifetime of physical activity, health, and well-being.
The core physical education program stresses development of skills through a wide variety of activities. This course is designed to be a part of a continuous process to meet the following goals of physical education, including:
- Physical Activity - Physical Fitness - Movement Skills and Knowledge - Social Development and interaction - Positive Self-Image - Individual Excellence - Lifelong Fitness and Healthy Habits - Personal Responsibility.
Wellness Not only is the importance of physical fitness supported in our program, but we also emphasize student wellness, which includes:
Social A student who is positively engaged in the school culture and surrounding community.
Emotional A student who builds and fosters emotional awareness while relating to others in a positive way.
Physical A student who has the knowledge to live a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and understanding the importance of following proper nutritional practices.
Intellectual A student who engages in expanding their knowledge and skills in a variety of tasks while demonstrating the ability to share this knowledge with others.
#1 - Students demonstrate the motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities. #2 - Students demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities #3 - Students assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance. #4 - Students demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles, and strategies to improve health and performance.
Physical Fitness Testing occurs during the Spring semester and is required for grade 7. Last year in the 2015/2016 school year, 3% of General PE students did not pass the test, whereas 17% of ISPE students did not pass.