The Physical Education Department strives to build sound bodies and positive attitudes toward wholesome physical activities. Teaching proper social behaviors and teamwork are skills that the Garces Memorial Physical Education staff believes will benefit all students throughout their lives. Creating opportunities for leadership and fellowship as well as developing good psychomotor skills will lead students toward a life of fitness and wellness. The entire syllabus can be viewed on-line.
The goals of the department are:
To develop efficient and effective motor skills and to develop an understanding of the basic principles involved;
To develop and maintain the best possible level of performance, understanding, and appreciation for physical fitness to meet the demands of wholesome living and emergency situations;
To develop socially desirable behavior involving movement with regard to interaction with others;
To develop interest and proficiency in using the skills essential to successful participation in worthwhile physical recreation activities;
To develop awareness and understanding of the human body and its structure, functions, and movements as parts of the whole person and as an important means of expression.