Physical Education
 
Physical Education contributes to the well being of students through participation in activities designed to meet their physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs. It is a tool used to develop individual values of good citizenship and sportsmanship for real-life situations. As students move through the elementary grades, there is an increased degree of difficulty in skills and a greater emphasis on team play. The program is designed to provide equal opportunities for all students to participate in physical activities that promote self-confidence and the ability to work in coeducational groups.
 
Our physical education program includes:
 

Kindergarten and Grade 1

Grades 2, 3, and 4

  • locomotive skills
  • eye hand coordination
  • ball handling skills
  • stunts
  • game type activities
  • movement and posture education
  • problem solving
  • physical fitness, testing
  • start of formal exercise
  • stunts, tumbling, apparatus
  • rhythmics and dance
  • game program
  • sports program
  • individual/dual activities
  • citizenship/sportsmanship
  • problem solving
   
AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS (Intramurals)

Hillside Elementary School offers an intramural after-school program for second, third and fourth grade students. The program is conducted one day a week for each grade level. The program is from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Students participating in the after school sports, must have written parental permission and must have school insurance or an insurance waiver form signed by his/her parent.
Parents are responsible for providing transportation home from the after school sports program. Students should be picked up promptly at 4:45.

If after school sports is canceled during the school day, parents should have a contingency plan set up so that the child will know what to do after school. It is not possible for all students to call home.

The emphasis of the program is placed on providing activities to complement and supplement the regular physical education program for all children who desire to participate. The activities provide opportunities for the children which involve physical action, social interaction, and pleasure. Cooperative attitudes and sportsmanship are encouraged throughout the activities.