Physical Education

District 71 is committed to providing every student the opportunity to participate in a daily physical education program. The goal of this program is to help all students develop health-related fitness, physical competence, cognitive understanding, team-building skills and positive attitudes about physical activity so they can adopt healthy and physically active lifestyles. District 71’s physical education program provides learning experiences that meet students’ developmental needs, which in turn helps to improve their mental alertness, academic performance and readiness for life-long learning.

A physically educated person:

  • Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • Shows understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics that apply to learning and performing physical activities.
  • Participates regularly in physical activity.
  • Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
  • Exhibits personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
  • Values physical activity for health enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
  • Develops cooperation, communication, trust, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Pursues a lifetime of physical activity.