Manheim Christian Day School

Educating Minds. Nurturing Hearts.

Health & Physical Education

MCDS Health & Physical Education Mission Statement

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”~ 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

“There is no better exercise for strengthening the heart than reaching down and lifting up another.” ~ Anonymous

The mission of MCDS Health and Physical Education program is to provide quality health and physical education in a Christ-centered environment which promotes each student’s optimum physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual development. It allows students to explore a variety of activities and sports they can participate in and enjoy throughout their lives.

Physical Education Curriculum:

PreK & K: Basic skills, movement, coordination, simple games.

Grades 1-2: Building on basic skills, movement and coordination with simple games. Introducing teamwork and cooperative skills.

Grades 3-4: More complex games that include teamwork, decision-making skills, cooperative skills and sportsmanship. Introduction to team sports and lifetime physical activities.

Grades 5-8: Emphasis on individual skill development, understanding the process of stretching, training vs. practice and playing for competition and enjoyment. Stronger emphasis on teamwork, cooperative skills, sportsmanship and how to be a good teammate. A deeper look at physical activities for lifelong health and wellness. Focus on goal setting, following a plan and reflecting on and evaluating the results.

Health Curriculum:

5th Grade: Total Health & Wellness Triangle, Mental & Emotional Health (individual health, peer pressure, managing stress), Human Growth & Development, Personal Health & Physical Activity, Diseases

6th Grade: Total Health & Wellness Triangle, Family & Social Health (family, friends, healthy relationships, peer pressure), Human Growth & Development, Personal Health & Physical Activity, Injury Prevention and Basic First Aid, Goal-Setting, Decision-Making Skills

7th Grade: Total Health & Wellness Triangle, Nutrition, Body Systems, Human Growth & Development, Personal Health & Physical Activity, Diseases

8th Grade: Total Health & Wellness Triangle, Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs, Body Systems, Human Growth & Development, Personal Health & Physical Activity, Injury Prevention & Basic First Aid, Goal-Setting, Decision-Making Skills

-Established 2020