PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH CURRICULUM
On May 21, 2018, the Board of Education approved curriculum revisions in Phy Ed/Health K-12. Below are highlights and documents related to the physical education/health curriculum.
- Physical Education is for EveryBODY- The mission of the Pewaukee Physical Education Program is to provide all students with a progression of physical activities that enrich their educational experience and teach them skills to be fit and healthy for life. We will engage our students to foster the development of positive lifestyle choices to enhance their physical, mental and social well-being.
- Health Education Mission Statement: The mission of the Pewaukee Health Education Program is to teach all students the necessary health skills to make wise, healthy choices, lead a safe and healthy lifestyle to develop a high level of physical, mental and social wellness now and throughout their life.
A variety of resources are reviewed as part of the curriculum review process including standards and best practice research. It should be noted that the review of research tries to be as comprehensive as possible; therefore, articles and resources that have been reviewed may or may not have been taken into consideration when making review recommendations. Below are the research summary findings that were taken into consideration for the final curriculum revisions.
- Activity leads to improved academic achievement
- Promote overall wellness
- Increase Health Education K-12 - kids need to start with healthy behaviors rather than change later
- Continue to gear curriculum toward use of national standards (National PE Standards)
- Health and PE can help students ground themselves with basic skills (activity, stress management, coping skills, healthy nutrition, overall wellness…) to be able to participate better in school. (Hanover Report)
Curriculum Revision Highlights:
- Exposure to New Activities in Physical Education: New games and increased choice K-6 are recommended for physical education to emphasize lifelong recreation and fitness. Exposure to different activities helps students find ways to stay active and healthy beyond traditional team sports.
- Choice & Alignment in Physical Education: In the middle school, an increased alignment of units to the course offerings at the high school will provide baseline skills for students to prepare for the different courses at the high school. Additionally, this will provide more choice for students to personalize their PE experience.
- Blended Practices in Physical Education: Improvement in technology have allowed the PE classes to continue to personalize student experiences including exploring blended practices by using FitBits to track student fitness.
- Social Emotional Wellness Emphasis in Health Education: Strategic scope and sequence alignment of key social emotional wellness topics has been integrated into the proposed curriculum in health education K-10. This includes age-appropriate topics in the elementary and a collaboration with counseling services to deliver content. At the middle school, social emotional wellness along with alcohol and drug awareness topics will be further emphasized each year allowing the 10th grade Health course to provide greater depth versus breadth of content.
Phy Ed/Health Documents:
- Board of Education Memo
- Board of Education Presentation
- K-5 PE/Health Curriculum
- Middle School PE/Health Curriculum
- PHS PE/Health Curriculum
Human Growth & Development
Wisconsin Statute 118.019 encourages all school boards to provide students with human growth and development instruction. The purpose is “to promote accurate and comprehensive knowledge in this area and responsible decision making and to support and enhance the efforts of parents to provide moral guidance to their children.” The Pewaukee School District’s Human Growth and Development Curriculum is part of our Physical Education/Health curriculum, specifically in grades 4, 5, 7, and 10. Parents may opt their child out of the this curriculum through the annual registration process. Below are documents that outline the teaching & learning practices, guidelines, expectations, and specific unit curriculum.
- Pewaukee School District Consistent Human Growtht & Development Teaching & Learning Practices
- Human Growth and Development Guidelines and Expectations
- Pewaukee High School Human Growth & Development Parent Opt Out Letter
- Horizon HGD Parent Information
- Human Growth & Development Curriculum- Grades 7 & 8
- Human Growth & Development Curriculum- Grade 10