Physical training, health awareness, and character development are the biggest components of our Physical Education program. Physical Education is a biweekly class for students Kindergarten through sixth grade. Students will engage in vigorous activities starting with warmups and dynamic stretching. The heart of this program is to foster a love for all things sports related. Students will have a chance to participate in classic sports like soccer, baseball, and basketball, while also being introduced to some nontraditional games like cricket. Students in the 4th-6th grade get to participate in our track & field competition at the end of the year with events like high jump, long jump, (plastic) javelin, and shot put. We also explore the world of chasing and fleeing games such as capture the flag, British bulldog game, and the spider/fly game. All these games are designed to focus on students achieving and maintaining a level of physical fitness for health and performance in the years to come. In addition to physical training, we also talk about our health. Learning to respect our bodies because they are the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19) is a key part of our dialogue about health. Lastly, character development is another big component of our Physical Education program. We give students the mental and spiritual tools needed as they navigate competition sports, working on a team, learning difficult skills, and overcoming challenges.
Jason Bell joined our Calvary staff in 2001. He spent a few years as our elementary PE coach before making the transition to teaching at the high school level. In high school, he taught a variety of Bible classes including Bible doctrine, apologetics, world religions, Bible Survey of Old and New Testaments, the Life of Christ, and the attributes of God. This year, he jumped back into elementary PE and has been quite the hit with students! He is full of energy as he teaches our students twice a week. Within minutes of watching a class, it is easy to see how loved he is and how loved he makes his students feel.