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Health & Physical Education

The Health Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) state that in health education, students will acquire the health information and skills necessary to become healthy adults and learn about behaviors in which they should and should not participate. To achieve that goal, students will understand the following: students should first seek guidance in the area of health from their parents; personal behaviors can increase or reduce health risks throughout the lifespan; health is influenced by a variety of factors; students can recognize and utilize health information and products; and personal/interpersonal skills are needed to promote individual, family, and community health.
 
In Physical Education, students acquire the knowledge and skills for movement that provides the foundation for enjoyment, continued social development through physical activity, and access to a physically-active lifestyle. The student exhibits a physically-active lifestyle and understands the relationship between physical activity and health throughout the lifespan.
 
Of the 135-minutes of required physical activity per week, our students are receiving 120-minutes during P.E. classes. The remaining minutes are met through a structured recess for K-4 students. 
 
For more information on health and physical education curriculum click HERE.