• Physical Education

    Iowa law and board policy states that students are required to enroll in PE every semester in which they are enrolled.

    Students will engage in programming designed to help them improve their fitness levels while being exposed to a variety of fitness and lifetime activities. The program emphasizes personal fitness, team sports and life skills through a variety of activities from which students have an opportunity to choose. Students will use heart rate monitors to understand the valued effects of exercising at appropriate individual levels. Fitness testing will be included each semester to address student needs throughout the year and will help facilitate goal setting and the skills needed to enhance individual health.

    Physical Education Choices

    Advanced Strength and Conditioning - Early Bird - 1 credit (one semester - meets daily)
    Prerequisite: none
    Students will work daily to develop strength, agility, speed, and power. Weight training and running will be regular daily class activities. Students are required to follow a structured training program. Progress will be assessed through pre and post testing.

    Advanced Strength and Conditioning - 1 credit (one semester - meets daily)
    Prerequisite: none
    Students will work daily to develop strength, agility, speed, and power. Weight training and running will be regular daily class activities. Students are required to follow a structured training program. Progress will be assessed through pre and post testing.

    P.E. Wellness - .5 credit (one semester - meets on alternating days)
    Prerequisite: None
    Students will evaluate, monitor, and improve their personal fitness through participation in a variety of lifetime activities. Students will design and implement a personal fitness program in a non-competitive atmosphere. In this course activities will include: cardio machines, cardio activities, weight training, and a variety of fitness activities.

    P.E. Early Bird - .5 credit (one semester - meets on alternating days)
    Prerequisite: None
    Students will evaluate, monitor, and improve their personal fitness through participation in a variety of lifetime activities. Students will design and implement a personal fitness program in a non-competitive atmosphere. In this course activities will include: cardio machines, cardio activities, weight training, and a variety of fitness activities.

    P.E. - .5 credit (one semester - meets on alternating days)
    Prerequisite: None
    Student will evaluate, monitor, and improve their personal fitness through participation in a variety of lifetime activities. In this course the activities will include: Badminton, Pickleball, Table Tennis, Archery, Golf, Roller Blading, Disc Golf, and Rec Games (Bocce, Ladderball, Bags).

    P.E.O.P.E.L. P.E. - .5 credit (full year - meets on alternating days)
    Prerequisite: Teacher approval - see a P.E. teacher for an application
    P.E.O.P.E.L. P.E. is an adapted physical education class for students who need differentiated instruction in physical education and peer helpers from the general education population. Students will participate in a wide variety of activities to gain exposure to health, fitness, and recreation activities. An integral part of P.E.O.P.E.L PE is socialization and interpersonal skill development. Students will engage in a variety of activities such as: team sports, fitness games, personal fitness plans, lifetime activities, project adventure activities, dance, Special Olympics, parachute, and other recreational activities.

    Extreme Fitness - 1 credit (one semester - meets daily)
    Prerequisite: None
    Students will evaluate, monitor, and improve their personal fitness through participation in a variety of aerobic activities. Students will work to improve muscle strength and endurance and cardiovascular endurance utilizing ongoing assessments. Nutrition will be emphasized in this course. Activities will include: Circuit Training, Cross Training, Aerobics, Conditioning, Resistance Bands, Kick-boxing, and a Nutrition Journal.

    Iowa Adventure - 2 Social Studies credit and 1 P.E. credit (one semester - meets daily for 2 periods)
    Prerequisite: None
    Students will engage in the exploration of the outdoor recreation opportunities and natural resources available in Iowa in this integrated social studies and physical education course. Throughout this course students will explore Iowa history, natural resources such as Iowa rivers, land forms, and wildlife trails. Additionally students will engage in outdoor recreational activities such as kayaking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, orienteering, archery and fishing.