SUN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Vanguard

Chris Bell
Email Address: cbell@pdsd.org
Phone number: 610-497-6300   ext. 2112
 
B.A. in Physical Education/Teacher Education from Towson University
B.S. in Sport and Athletic Administration from West Chester University
 
 
 
OPTIONS PHYSICAL EDUCATION - GRADES 9 thru 12
 
 
ATTENTION PARENTS and STUDENTS!
Students should be prepared for indoor and/or outdoor activities.
Be sure to check the weather as we will make every attempt to be outdoors!
 
 
 
 
WHY PHYSICAL EDUCATION?

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE Regular physical activity makes children more alert and energetic, which improves their capacity to learn.  A healthy mind needs a healthy body to perform at its best!

HEALTH:  A primary benefit of regular physical activity is protection against heart disease.  Inactivity appears to contribute to risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure, and high  cholesterol. 

WEIGHT CONTROL:  Participation in P.E. increases energy expenditure and helps control body fat levels
 
PHYSICAL FITNESS:  An introduction to P.E., gives students the principles and skills necessary for implementing and maintaining a physical active lifestyle.
 
SELF-ESTEEM:  Directed play and P.E. programs contribute to the development of self-esteem in elementary students.

STRESS MANAGEMENT:  Like adults, children experience stress in their daily lives.  Physical activity is a positive method for coping with stress.

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT:  Research has found that participation in games, sports and play seems to be related to children learning to fit into their society