Elementary physical education curriculum is based upon students' motor, cognitive, social, and emotional
development at each
grade level. Five themes which represent major movement concepts are central to the program: locomotor
manipulative skills, non-manipulative skills, integrated movement, and personal fitness. Through structured,
sequential learning experiences, students develop motor skills and an understanding of major fitness,
and physical activity concepts. Each student is encouraged to work to his/her potential while practicing
and problem solving, both independently and with others. Informal and formal assessments occur regularly
and are used to share progress with students and guide teachers as they adjust instruction to benefit each
individual. Through successful participation in the elementary physical education program, students begin
to acquire the concepts, competencies, and confidence which motivate regular participation in enjoyable and
healthful physical activities.
The middle school physical education curriculum focuses on each student's continuous development of physical
and movement skills. Five themes are central to the program: fitness integrated (coordinated) movement,
throwing and catching, and group initiatives. The actual activities used to address seven physical education
performance standards, that stress physical, social, and intellectual development, vary each year. Both
and informal procedures are used regularly to assess the students' sports skill performances and knowledge.
Students are given opportunities to develop leadership and to work in small groups to solve problems or
tasks. Diverse capabilities and social needs of individual students are addressed in the physical education
program. Through purposeful learning activities, students are guided to refine motor, social, and
skills which promote a fit and active lifestyle for the future.
The high school physical education program is directed by three essential goals for each student: 1)
attaining a level of
personal fitness; 2) using technology to design and implement a personal fitness program based on scientific
principles; and, 3) developing proficiency in selected motor skill activities for personal satisfaction and
continued activity commitment. These goals are crucial to lifetime wellness. One credit of physical
is required for graduation.
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11/30/2022 3:01 PM
11/17/2022 12:59 PM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022:
If you are active military personnel, a civilian or federal employee working and/or living on federal property, your child has received or will receive a form to be completed and returned to school. If your child is not attending school in person, please find a blank form attached to this email. It is very important that we receive the completed form from you, as this is a means of funding that will impact your child’s school system. Persons working on federal property, please be sure to complete the box indicating the specific location of your employment. The forms should be returned to school with your child no later than Friday, November 11, 2022. Blank forms are also available on www.hcps.org on the Resources for Parents page under ‘Forms and Documents.’ Please contact your school if you have any questions.
11/1/2022 8:00 AM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022:
Maryland legislation now requires notification of parent/guardians when a student meal account balance becomes low.
This is to notify you that parents and guardians will soon begin to receive monthly automated communications via phone and email when your student’s meal account reaches $2.60. Notification at this amount will ensure you’re aware you have funds remaining for approximately one meal.
Students without funds on their account will still receive a meal that is charged to their account but will not be able to purchase any snack items, even with cash. Consequently, families with a balance LESS THAN $0 will receive a weekly call notifying that your account balance needs to be paid.
We encourage families to login to your MySchoolBucks account and set your own balance reminders above $2.60 to avoid receiving the monthly or weekly notices. Please note, if you opt out of the balance alerts when they begin, you will be opting yourself out of receiving all HCPS outreach communications.
Federal waivers allowing universally free school meals ended June 30, 2022 – students who do not qualify for meal benefits or whose applications for meal benefits from previous years expired must pay $2.50 for lunch in elementary schools or $2.60 for lunch in secondary schools. The online meal benefit application is available at www.hcpsmenus.com.
If you are unsure of your MySchoolBucks account or balance information, contact Food and Nutrition Services at 410-638-4078 for assistance.
10/27/2022 12:38 PM
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