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The Physical Education Department sees as its mission; “Everyone Can. “ We will see to it that all students, regardless of their athletic ability, will have a variety of opportunities in Physical Education and enrich their lives through safe and secure physical activity.
To provide an instructional program that will promote the learning of:
- Movement Skills and Movement Knowledge
- Positive Self-Image and Personal Development
- Social Development
- Fitness Testing
Ours is an integrated, multicultural and humanistic approach that allows each student to be exposed to a wide variety of physical skills in a diverse range of sports and physical activities. This promotes the full development of the student’s abilities and prepares her/him to be fit for life.
Physical Education is important for many reasons. It has been found that there is a direct link between Physical Education and academic learning. The healthy, physically active child is more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful. Furthermore, the child who is well educated physically is likely to become a healthy adult who will be motivated to remain healthy. To that, Thompson strives to follow the California State Physical Education Framework for middle schools.