Wellness Department Philosophy
“Physical fitness is not only one of the keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” - John F. Kennedy
The goal of the Hopkinton Public Schools Wellness Department is to provide a sequential, standards based K-12 program that supports the development of Health and Physical Literacy. In the Physical Education component we focus on the development of motor skills, physical fitness, teamwork and sportsmanship, movement competence and confidence in skills. In the Health Education component, students will learn about a wide range of topics such as nutrition, mental health, interpersonal relationships, disease prevention, safety, human sexuality, substance abuse, and violence prevention. We will help students develop skills such as accessing valid information, interpersonal communication, decision making, goal setting and advocating for their health. In every class, at every level, our goal is to help your child create balance and improve their physical, social, emotional and mental health.
Grade Level Outcomes in Physical Education: National Standards - Grade Level Outcomes (SHAPE)
Hopkinton High School
By the end of high school, students should be able to:
Develop and implement a personal fitness program
Demonstrate competency in two or more lifetime activities
Describe key concepts and benefits of engaging in daily physical activity
Model responsible behavior when engaged in physical activity
Identify one or more physical activities that they can engage in that will meet their need for self-expression, social interaction, challenge and enjoyment.
Hopkinton Middle School
By the end of grade eight, students should be able to:
Apply tactics and strategies to modified game play
Demonstrate fundamental movement skills in a variety of activities
Demonstrate an understanding of basic fitness concepts
Cooperate with and encourage classmates
Accept individual differences and demonstrate inclusive behavior
Engage in physical activity for enjoyment and expression
Hopkins Elementary School (grades 4 & 5)
Elmwood Elementary School (grades 2 & 3)
Marathon Elementary School (grades K & 1)
By the end of Grade 5, students should be able to:
Demonstrate competence in fundamental motor skills and selected combination of skills
Use basic movement concepts in Dance, Gymnastics, and small sided practice tasks
Identify basic health related fitness concepts
Exhibit acceptance of self and others in the physical activity setting
Identify benefits of being physically active
It is our goal for students to experience as many activities in each of these categories as possible.
Outdoor Pursuits - may include but are not limited to hiking, orienteering/geocaching, snow shoeing, archery, adventure activities.
Fitness Activities - may include but are not limited to Yoga, Zumba, STEP aerobics, resistance training, running, fitness walking, cardio kickboxing and proper use of cardiovascular equipment.
Dance and Rhythmic Activities - may include but are not limited to Creative, Hip Hop, Line, Ballroom, Square, Latin, Modern and Ethnic/Folk.
Individual Performance Activities - may include but are not limited to gymnastics, skating, track and field, multi sport events, in line skating and self defense.
Games and Sports - includes the categories of Invasion, Net and Wall, Target, Fielding and Striking
Lifetime Activities - Includes the category of Outdoor Pursuits, selected individual performance activities, net and wall, and target games.