Physical Education (PE)
Physical Education incorporates life activities and outdoor pursuits. Students have the opportunity to apply fitness principles and movement concepts and skills to field and striking, invasion, and net and wall games. At the high school level:
• Field and striking activities allow students to apply tactics and strategies, demonstrate fundamental motor skills, cooperate with and encourage classmates, demonstrate inclusive behaviors, and engage in physical activity for enjoyment and self-expression. Successful participation also promotes students’ ability to access local resources and plan for how to engage in field and striking activities through college and/or career. Field and striking games include, but are not limited to, the following activities: Baseball, Softball, and Wiffle Ball.
• Invasion games allow students to apply transferable physical skills as well as develop relationship skills and social awareness that can foster peer-to-peer interactions. At the high school level, students are ready to explore and apply more complex skills, strategies, and tactics. Successful participation also promotes students’ ability to access local resources and plan for how to engage in invasion games through college and/or career. Invasion games include, but are not limited to, the following activities: Basketball, Handball, Flag football, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Ultimate Frisbee.
• In high school, students continue to refine advanced motor skills and movement patterns applied to net and wall games. Students explore how to access local resources and plan how to engage in net and wall games through college and/or career. Through improved knowledge, confidence, and motivation to use community and local resources, students will be able to confidently apply the skills learned in net and wall activities outside of PE. Net and wall games include, but are not limited to, the following activities: Badminton, Pickleball, Volleyball, Handball, Table tennis, Paddleball, Roundnet, and Tennis. We also offer golf as a target game.
Jefferson High School’s Weight Training class is a comprehensive strength and conditioning program designed to challenge all students to go outside of their comfort zone. It is our mission to provide equal opportunity to ALL students through planned individual workouts designed to develop muscular strength and endurance. Prerequisite: PE
Yoga is a physical mindfulness practice that develops a healthy combination of balance, strength, and flexibility while connecting one's breath with movement. In this class, students will learn a variety of yoga styles, physical postures, breathing techniques, as well as mindfulness practices to direct the attention to the breath, the body, and the present moment. In our fast-paced world, this course will provide an opportunity for students to connect with themselves, to go inward, as well as learn stress management techniques and engage in journaling activities that encourage a balanced and healthy lifestyle.