Physical Education Program

Objective of the Physical Education Program:  

During physical education, students practice the knowledge and skills they learn through physical activity, which is defined as any bodily movement that results in energy expenditure. Students also engage in exercise — any physical activity that is planned, structured and repetitive — for the purpose of improving or maintaining one or more components of fitness.

Physical education develops the physically literate individual through deliberate practice of well-designed learning tasks that allow for skill acquisition in an instructional climate focused on mastery.

Physical education addresses the three domains of learning: cognitive or mental skills related to the knowledge of movement; affective, which addresses growth in feelings or attitudes; and psychomotor, which relates to the manual or physical skills related to movement literacy.

My goal is to make every student's time in Physical Education as fun and beneficial as possible. I want to give them the skills and knowledge to build the foundation for a long successful, healthy life. I want them by the time they leave my program to know how to be active in a variety of ways so they can move on to high school and beyond.

I work with the Shape America standards as well as the standards of the Arch and Wisconsin state standards.

National Standards

Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

For more information about St. Mary Parish School's Gym Program:

Contact:  Jesse Duwe, Physical Education Teacher

 Mr. Duwe's Teacher Website