Middle School Overview
Our Middle School Core Health program aims to promote a healthy lifestyle by focusing on the six categories of the Health Wheel: physical health, mental health, social health, character health, environment health, and intellectual health. During our Core Health Fitness classes, students actively work on their physical health, practicing a variety of fundamental skills like throwing, catching, kicking, and jumping. We also place a priority on team dynamics, cooperative problem solving, and an understanding of game play rules and tactics. We also physical challenges to foster a growth mindset. Sixth grade students have Core Health Fitness each day. Seventh and Eighth grade students take Core Health Fitness six days out of our eight-day cycle and participate in a Core Health Wellness class during the additional two days. The wellness class works in conjunction with fitness, as students spend time reflecting and understanding the interrelationship of all aspects of their personal health to see how nutrition, healthy choices, and emotional well-being contribute to a healthy lifestyle.
We encourage all seventh and eighth grade students to participate in modified sports, which include: soccer, cross country, tennis, basketball, volleyball, skiing, track and field, golf, baseball, and softball. Our program strikes a balance between healthy competition and participatory athletics, and we hold to a no-cut policy for students who are willing to commit to a team. Our modified teams compete against other local schools with relative success, and our young athletes develop their skills while learn the importance team dynamics.