East Hartford Public Schools Health and Physical Education Department
Healthy Bodies... Healthy Minds... Healthy Learners...
East Hartford Public Schools prides itself on providing all students with a well-rounded, high quality educational experience. The Health and Physical Education Department has worked hard to establish respectful learning environments throughout the district that are active, safe, and student centered. Students are given a variety of activities and instructional tasks that promote teamwork, collaboration and creativity. Other experiences are provided to further develop individual communication and social skills. Students are also encouraged to challenge themselves and take a more active role in their learning and use critical thinking skills to problem solve, advocate, and promote healthy lifestyles.
The Health and Physical Education Department has developed a sequential program that consists of classes in health and physical education. Our physical education classes expose students to a variety of physical activities that foster and nurture growth in all areas of development, improve personal fitness, and promote fair play and cooperation. Health classes are designed to develop students’ abilities to think critically, communicate and work collaboratively with peers, analyze situations and behaviors and to advocate and make informed decisions related to health issues. Classroom instruction includes the application of knowledge and skills designed to improve and maintain the health of the student. The curriculum is aligned with Connecticut State and National Health and Physical Education Standards as well as the Common Core State Standards.
The goal of our K-12 wellness program is to provide a comprehensive educational experience that will develop physical and health literacy in all of our students. We look forward to providing high quality health and physical education lessons to every child, every day.