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Physical Education Program

The physical education program goal at James Caldwell is to help children develop the physical competencies that lead to confidence and participation in physical activity for a lifetime.  The program helps students to find a variety of ways to enjoy being physically active so that they will be able to get all of the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social benefits that come to someone who is physically active throughout his or her life.  At JCS there is a large variety of after school physical education clubs and activities available to students that they may choose to participate in.  These include volleyball, basketball, soccer, jump rope, fitness, track and field, and bowling.

At James Caldwell, students will have physical education twice a week for 40 minutes at a time.  The program has been designed to focus on three major areas that contribute to a student's physical health and well-being.

1.  Movement Concepts.

Movement concepts help children understand how to move.  Children practice skills that emphasize movement concepts, such as changes of directions, pathways, and speed.

2.  Skill Themes. 

In grades 3 & 4, the children are taught how to use these fundamental skills in games, sports, gymnastics, and various forms of rhythmical movement.

3.  Wellness Concepts. 

Wellness concepts are taught throughout the program.  They include, for example, healthy and unhealthy foods, and ways to improve in the different areas of fitness.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Steven Griffiths at voice mail extension 1494.