MISSION STATEMENTIt is the mission of the Three Rivers School District Physical Education Department to provide a high quality program which includes instruction, practice and feedback that best meets the developmental needs of all students. As a result of participation in the Three Rivers Community Schools' Physical Education Program, students will demonstrate physical skills, motor and fitness competencies, a knowledge base and atittude conducive to participation in physical activity across the lifespan. This is desgined to produce fully functioning healthful individuals.
VISIONPhysical Education is a sequential, developmentally appropriate educational program that provides students with the knowledge, skills, fitness, and attitudes necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle.
A physical educated person who participates in health-enhancing physical activity:
Demonstrates competence in selected motor skills
Assesses, achieves, and maintains physical fitness
Applies cognitive concepts in making wise lifestyle choices
Exhibits appropriate personal-social character traits while participating in physical activity
15 BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY- Increases strength and endurance - Reduces lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, obesity, cancer, osteoporosis - Increases anger management skills - Improves blood circulation - Improves self esteem - Decrease depression and stress - Improves sleep patterns - Decrease resting heart rate - Stimulates and changes the brain structure - Enhances the funtction of the central nervous system - Reduces the deposit of body fat - Improves self discipline and self control - Increases energy expenditure - Assists in the refinement of perceptual abilities involving balance and vision - Increases metabolic rate
How Much Physical Activity Do Young People Need?Everyone can benefit from a moderate amount of physical activity on most, if not all days of the week. Young people should select activities they enjoy, and that fit into their daily lives. Examples of moderate activity include:
- Walking 2 miles in 30 minutes or running 1.5 miles in 15 minutes. - Bicycling 5 miles in 30 minutes or 4 miles in 15 minutes. - Playing basketball for 15-20 minutes or volleyball for 45 minutes. - Jump rope for 10 minutes and 30-45 minutes of weight training