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Physical Education

Physical education is the planned sequential instruction created to develop motor skills, physical fitness, and sports’ skills. Through movement, students will experience opportunities to utilize decision making and problem solving skills as well as to enhance mental, social, and emotional abilities. In order for physical education to be effective, it must include a variety of engaging activities, an ongoing assessment, and use of technology. The ultimate goal of physical education is for all students to embrace the challenge of a physically active lifestyle.

Physical Fitness Assessment
As required by state law, the FITNESSGRAM physical fitness assessment will be administered to all students in grades 3-12 who are enrolled in a class receiving physical education credit. Parents may obtain a copy of their child’s physical fitness assessment by submitting a letter to their principal at the end of the school year.

For more information about the MISD Physical Education Program, contact:

Wendi Hatley, Physical Education/Health Coordinator
whatley@mesquiteisd.org
972-882-7413

Maria Zamarripa, Administrative Assistant
mzamarripa@mesquiteisd.org
972-882-7330



Concept Statement

TO:
Provide a developmentally appropriate fun learning environment where each child develops physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

IN A WAY THAT:
* inspires a love for physical activity through the development of motor skills
* communicates the importance of and the critical link between physical fitness and nutrition
* develops a foundation and establishes a need to participate in lifelong activity

SO THAT:
Each individual will become a physically active, healthier, happier, and more productive citizen.


RELATED LINKS:
School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
P.E. Programs
Special Activities and Events
Staff