Health & Fitness

Health Education and Physical Education Are Essential Academic Subjects

The of Eatonville School District is to prepare students for college, career, and life. Health and physical education comprise extensive content areas that include, but are not limited to, the development of knowledge and skills to be physically active, eat nutritiously, access reliable health information and services, communicate effectively, and set health-enhancing goals. These skills are learned in comprehensive health and physical education learning environments that span from kindergarten through grade 12.

Health education and physical education support students’ academic performance in other subject areas, play a major role in reducing the cost of health care statewide, and provide students with a global perspective on wellness. Eatonville School District is committed to implementing high-quality health and physical education instruction in order to:

  • Lay the foundation knowledge for students to be healthy and well throughout life.
  • Support the development of healthy and productive members of society.
  • Prioritize the needs of each student by using inclusive language.
  • Emphasize instructional understanding and application of the Whole Child Approach.

ASCD’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model responds to the call improve each child’s cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development through greater alignment, integration, and collaboration between education and health. ASCD and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage use of the model as a framework for improving student learning and student health in our nation’s schools.