At St. Michael School the students K-8 have PE one day per week. Our PE program contains various activities, games and sports, with a strong emphasis on safety.
The purpose of our PE program is not only to maintain certain levels of fitness, but also to teach socialization skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, and responsibility. A part of a student’s responsibility entails being prepared for class by wearing their gym uniform and gym shoes–preferably shoes with ties and no straps.
We want to our children to see the value of each and every person participating in gym class. We want our children to know that ALL skill levels are accepted. State Goal 21 states that we must teach mutual respect, team building and creativity. We want our students to feel accepted, feel valued and most of all, feel respected. We want them to be the best THEY can be, not what someone else expects them to be. It is said that if you can guarantee a student will be safe and successful, they will be more willing to try. My goal is to keep our children safe, both physically and emotionally.