The Harmony Health and Physical Education Department’s goal is to educate our students in a safe learning environment so that they can continue to be physically active for their lifetime.
This will be accomplished within each grade level by:
Discussing the 5 components of fitness (Cardiorespiratory Endurance, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility and Body Composition) and applying each component to daily living.
Learning, practicing and playing in a variety of team and individual sports to improve their overall fitness, self-esteem and cognitive development.
LCPS Secondary Health and Physical Education
Dress Guidelines for Physical Education
All students should come to physical education ready to learn! Students will engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity daily during PE classes, and working out at this intensity will elevate the heart rate and cause the students to perspire. To reinforce the importance of personal hygiene, we require that the clothes worn for PE should be something other than what was worn to school that day.
Physical educators strive to help all students develop an appreciation for physical activity and the ability to make healthy choices. An important healthy choice that students can make is being prepared to engage in physical activity, and this should include bringing suitable clothing for PE.
Appropriate PE attire includes shorts or sweatpants, a t-shirt, socks, and sneakers. No sandals of any type are allowed due to documented safety issues. PE attire must meet the LCPS dress code, and shorts inseam must be at least 7 inches (see SR&R). As a service to our school community, LCPS solicits bids from vendors for a volume purchase and offers an affordable option for PE attire that may be purchased through the individual schools, which consists of blue shorts and a gray t-shirt with the LCPS logo.
As physical educators, we value your child’s health and appreciate the help of all LCPS parents and guardians to be sure that students come to school with appropriate attire for physical education so that they come to us ready to participate and learn! Please be sure that students have clean clothes for PE each day so that we can focus on what we value, which is helping all LCPS students to be active and healthy.