Mr. John Evko, Physical Education Teacher
Students in kindergarten
through fifth grade have physical education resource class once a
week for 45 minutes. The program has been designed to emphasize:
movement, skill and wellness concepts. These learning experiences
are directed toward helping each student develop an enjoyment of
leisure-time activities and physical fitness.
The design of the
curriculum includes, but is not limited to:
Kindergarten through second grade
will be involved in activities that will develop basic locomotor and
nonlocomotor movements, cooperative play, physical fitness
perceptual motor skills and lead-up games.
Third through fifth grade will be
involved in orientation to fitness testing, low organization games/
relays, lead-up games/sports, physical fitness, gymnastics and
of the program include:
- Kite Flying
will be held during the month of March, third, fourth and fifth
grade students will participate in this activity.
Jump Rope for Heart is a
fundraising event held in February to help the American Heart
Association fight heart disease. Second, third, fourth and fifth
grade students participate is this activity.
Field Day is held in June, all
grades participate in this event.
- Fitness Testing
is conducted in September and again in May. Third, fourth and
fifth grade students are tested in five areas of fitness. 4th
and 5th grade students are eligible for the
Presidential Physical Fitness Award.
- Walk-Jog-Run Club
is a running club which meets after school once a week in the fall
and spring for students in third, fourth, and fifth grade.
Participants track their progress and receive rewards for the
completion of laps.
Fit for Life is a
youth running program sponsored by the Sports Backers organization
in Richmond that encourages students to stay fit and exercise
through running. Students may voluntarily participate and log
their miles to complete a "marathon" in both the Fall and the
Spring. Students finish their last mile in style in downtown