Health and Physical Education teaches our students that good health and safety principles can lead to a lifetime of healthy practices -- resulting in more productive, active, and successful lives.
According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association people maintaining high levels of physical fitness and sound health practices are at lower risk of health related illnesses and impairments.
The Health and Physical Education Standards and grade-level outcomes describe what students should know and be able to do. They establish the concepts and skills necessary for safe and healthy living, and in turn, for successful learning.
The Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction and Puyallup School District have developed assessments for Health & Fitness which are designed to help teachers determine whether students have met the health and physical education learning standards.