In an effort to increase physical activity, elementary students participate in a developmentally appropriate physical education program four times a week. Emphasis is placed on exercise, basic skill development and group activities. The elementary students also participate in the Presidential Physical Fitness Program and Jump Rope for Heart. Additionally, students are allowed to participate with Parkview’s award-winning Heart & Soul jump rope team beginning in second grade. In third grade, girls are invited to participate in Girls on the Run.
The physical education curriculum consists of structured themes and units that are age appropriate to each grade level. PE Coaches strive to instill Christ-like character traits while helping students develop life-long skills of teamwork and cooperativeness. Our goal is to educate students on the importance of having a healthy and active lifestyle. Students participate in activities that improve motor skills, which are needed for athletics and physical fitness. They also learn how to work individually and as a team.