Physical fitness in daily life is a key habit for successful futures. Each student gets the opportunity to participate in individual and team activities two times per week. Physical education for younger students focuses on visual/perceptual and motor skills that prepare them for organized team sports when they get older.
Our physical education teacher organizes special events and clubs for all ages so that every student has a chance to experience a variety of activities.
- Field Day – a themed day of activities, relays and games at the end of each school year
- “The Flying Heels” Walk Club – participating students walk designated courses during recess each day
- Newcomb/Volleyball tournaments – for students in grades 3-8
- Jump Rope for Heart/Hoops for Heart – community service programs with the American Heart Association
- Kids Tennis Club – an introduction to tennis and a great way to make friends
Through these experiences our students learn social skills and gain self-confidence in addition to their physical development. Hillside students understand the importance of physical fitness at an early age. As a result, they learn the skills they need to develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.
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