• SUN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

    Vanguard

    Chris Bell
    Email: cbell@pdsd.org

     
    B.A. in Physical Education/Teacher Education from Towson University
    B.S. in Sport and Athletic Administration from West Chester University
    Graduate of the The Learning Institute at St. Joseph's University 
     
     
     
    Health and 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