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Physical Education and Health

Courses Offered:

Adaptive Physical Education

7th Grade Physical Education

8th Grade Physical Education


Contact Information:

Leslie Kendall

Voice Mail: 816-986-1499 ext. 8815

Joe Oswald

Voice Mail: 816-986-1499 ext. 8341

Liz Mayes

Voice Mail: 816-986-1499 ext. 8675

Joel Staponski

Voice Mail: 816-986-1499 ext. 7559

Todd Wilson

Voice Mail: 816-986-1499 ext. 7552

Julie Carver

Voicemail: 816-986-1499 Ext: 7384

Materials and primary resources used within the department

Sports and athletic equipment
Physical Education websites
District approved AIDS curriculum materials
Boating safety materials
Health Fair curriculum materials

Departmental goal(s)

1. To teach each student the importance of being physically fit which will enable him or her to maintain the highest level of mental, social, and emotional fitness.
2. To provide students with the knowledge to remain physically fit throughout their lives.

Department philosophy

As physical educators, we believe that it is our duty to instill in our students the importance of physical education and living a healthy lifestyle. Establishing a healthy level of fitness allows students to flourish socially, mentally, and emotionally. The students will reach this level of fitness by participating in activities designed to improve cardiovascular wellness, strength, and flexibility, as well as others. We also believe that physical education can not stop at the end of a class period. The students will be taught methods which they can take outside of the classroom and use to develop a healthy lifestyle for their future.

As students participate in a variety of team-oriented activities, which teach the importance of social skills, teamwork will show itself as being of the utmost importance. Students will also understand the importance of working together as a “team”, in order to achieve one common goal.

Special projects and activities
sponsored by the department to supplement instruction

Interscholastic sports
Intra-mural sports
Various athletic clubs supporting the Club Program
Various athletic workshops
Homeroom challenges
Promotion of charity athletic events