Physical Education ~ Julie Niehaus ~ Team Fuji
(formerly Ciammachilli)Our Department at Sonoma Valley High School strives for a k-12 comprehensive program guided by California State Frameworks and Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public Schools. From kindergarten
through fifth grade, the content is delivered incrementally to best enable student learning at the appropriate developmental level. In sixth through eighth grade, the content is consolidated and students’ skills are refined, representing a natural progression of skill sophistication. When students reach ninth grade, they are ready to integrate all that they know with all that they can do. They become capable of higher-order thinking and of more skilled performance.
An Essential Discipline
Physical education is an integral part of the education program for all students. It teaches students how their bodies move and how to perform a variety of physical activities. Students learn the health-related benefits of regular physical activity and the skills to adopt a physically active, healthy lifestyle. The discipline also provides learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of students. With high-quality physical education instruction, students become confident, independent, self-controlled, and resilient; develop positive social skills; set and strive for personal, achievable goals; learn to assume leadership; cooperate with others; accept responsibility for their own behavior; and, ultimately, improve their academic performance. A sequential, developmentally appropriate curriculum should be designed and implemented to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes,and confidence needed to adopt and maintain a physically active, healthy lifestyle.
Modified - 03/11/2011 11:16am
Physical Education II ~ Second year Physical Education, can be taken sophomore, junior or senior year