We are the one area at K.V. that concentrates on the physical health of your child. We live in an environment that makes it easy to over-eat and easy to be sedentary. Poor diet and physical inactivity may soon overtake tobacco as the leading preventable cause of death in the
We are here to help!!! Our students have an 80 minute physical education class every other day during the 1st and 4th marking periods. In the 2 middle marking periods we split the block to include a health class while maintaining a P.E. class every other day.
1. Stress the importance of physical fitness to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
2. Expose the students to a wide range of activities so they can find something that they enjoy.
3. Give students confidence in certain activities enabling them to further their participation in/out of school.
4. Emphasize manners, kindness, and respect for individual differences when working in a group or on a team.
Health is taught in every grade at
In sixth grade your child will learn information that will guide him/her in formulating a personal wellness plan. Topics include: growth and development, physical fitness, personal hygiene, nutrition, and interpersonal skills needed to build healthy relationships. Communication, making decisions, managing stress, dealing with conflicts, and respecting differences are all important skills to have when dealing with friends and family.
In seventh grade your child will focus on substance abuse and the physical, emotional, and social problems associated with using drugs. Tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs are examined and discussed. Refusal skills and making wise decisions will be emphasized throughout the units.
In eighth grade your child will focus on disease prevention. You student will learn about communicable and non-communicable diseases in terms of causes, symptoms, treatment, and means of prevention. The structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems and the discussion of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases are presented in same-sex classes to promote good discussion in a more relaxed environment.
We require the students to change their clothes for phys. ed. class. Being prepared involves being in the proper uniform. Students may purchase a Keith Valley Physical Education uniform (see ordering form below) or use clothes that your child might already have, which include: