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Health & Physical Education Mission Statement
The mission of the Physical Education and Health program is to provide a well-rounded education of the highest quality, based on research and best practice. We are committed to empowering our students to maintain physically, emotionally, and socially healthy lifestyles in order to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
Health & PE Philosophy Statement
In Middletown Public Schools, we believe the Health and Physical Education Programs will:
Establish clear expectations and hold students to high standards adhering to the Rhode Island Health and Physical Education Frameworks, Common Core of English Language Arts Standards, Applied Learning Standards, and Student Learning Expectations.
Provide high quality instruction for students, using best practices, analysis of available data, and a variety of assessment strategies.
Differentiate instruction by varying content, process, and authentic products.
Integrate informational reading and writing (when applicable) throughout the curriculum.
Utilize technology to enhance student learning and support effective teaching.
Encourage students to develop strong social skills in order to build and maintain healthy relationships throughout their lives.
Encourage members of community to adopt appropriate behaviors that would lead to a healthy active lifestyle.
Provide students with the opportunities and resources to understand concepts and develop the physical skills needed to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle.
Provide students the opportunity to analyze the influence culture, media, technology, and other factors on health.
Provide opportunities to develop multiple strategies for problem solving, goal setting, and decision-making to enhance health.
Support educator growth and professional development opportunities within the district, region, and national organizations.
Encourage students to become confident and effective advocates for personal, family, community and environmental health.