Secondary Health and Physical Education

  • Middle School

    ALL students are required to take a Physical Education class which meets every other day all year.  

    Students will develop competency in motor skills, movement pattern, and health-enhancing behaviors.

    6th Grade-  PE 6

    7th Grade-  PE 7

    8th Grade- PE 8

    For a description of our middle school courses, please visit the USD 497 Middle School Course Descriptions

    High School

    High School Health

    Required Course Health 9 will engage students to process, reflect, and make decisions that support a healthy lifestyle. Students will focus on health enhancing behaviors, services, and products while also studying disease prevention, the influence of culture and societal factors, health advocacy, goal-setting, and decision making. Guest speakers will support the following curriculum: healthy relationships, texting and driving, sexual health, human trafficking, vaping/taobaco, suidcide prevention, First Aid/CPR, and mental health. CREDIT: 0.5 

    There are several classes that count for a PE credit:

    Fitness 1 is designed for the student who wants to get in shape in all aspects of fitness and learn a variety of techniques to improve fitness. Cardiovascular Fitness, Muscular Strength, Endurance, Flexibility, and Body Composition are the 5 healthenhancing elements of fitness. Activities include but are not limited to: jogging/walking, dumbbell & medicine ball weights, body weight exercises, cardio games, Pilates, yoga, and swimming. Students will be led through a workout program, learning the aspects of a health-enhancing workout program. Semester class. CREDIT: 0.5 

    Fitness II is designed for the student to develop a personal lifetime fitness program using the 5 health-enhancing elements of fitness. The student will research and develop personal health and fitness goals with the guidance of the teacher and implement an individualized program. CREDIT: 0.5

    Physical Fitness and Weight Training: Fundamentals of weight training, form and proper technique will be stressed. Conditioning and weight lifting will be used to improve strength and endurance. The course curriculum will include fitness testing, jogging, weight training, sprinting and stretching. CREDIT: 0.5

    Advanced Physical Fitness and Weights: This course is extremely high in intensity and is designed to meet the needs of highly motivated students. Areas of physical fitness that will be stressed include: Muscular Strength, Core Strength, Flexibility, Endurance, Cardiovascular Endurance, and Body Composition. Instruction will focus on strength, flexibility and aerobic conditioning. This course will include stretching, lifting, sprinting, jogging, plyometric, anaerobic conditioning and aerobic conditioning. CREDIT: 0.5

    Swimming 1: Designed for students who have had little or no previous swimming experience. The class will cover strokes and skills taught in elementary Red Cross courses. Also included are basic lifesaving skills and work that is fundamental to diving. Please note: Students enrolled in swimming classes or classes that involve swimming must provide their own swim suits. All swim suits must be acceptable for class. CREDIT: 0.5 

    Swimming 2: Students who have completed and passed Red Cross elementary class are eligible for this course. This course will begin at an intermediate level and progress through an advanced level. Life saving skills will be introduced and basic springboard diving life saving skills will be introduced, together with instruction in springboard diving. Please Note: Students enrolled in swimming classes or classes that involve swimming must provide their own swim suits. All swim suits must be acceptable for class. CREDIT: 0.5

    Ball Sports: One quarter of this course will cover basketball; the other quarter will include speed football and softball. Basic skills, rules and strategies will be taught with each sport. CREDIT: 0.5

    Lifetime Fitness: This course is intended to develop the student's skill, knowledge and self-confidence in various activities that will have a carryover value in later life. Lifetime Sports activities may include: bowling, golf, tennis, volleyball, slo-pitch softball, badminton, billiards, table tennis, archery, jogging, basketball and pickle-ball. The sports covered in this class each semester will vary with seasonal adaptations, the number of students enrolled in each section, and the availability of equipment and facilities. CREDIT 0.5

    For a description of our high school mathematics courses, please visit the USD 497 High School Course Descriptions

Secondary Health and Physical Education

  • Denise

    Denise Johnson

    Asst. Director, Curriculum

    Fine Arts, Health, PE, Science & Wellness

    785.832.5000 x2371

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