According to the Illinois State Board of Education, enhanced physical education correlates directly to the health and well-being of students for the rest of their lives and has cognitive benefits, too, making students more receptive to learning. There is a significant body of research showing that children who are more physically active perform better in class and on standardized tests. Improving opportunities for physical activity is imperative for improving our children’s academic achievement and their health. For more information regarding the new enhanced physical education, please refer to the link below:
All students will have physical education every day of each school year except during six weeks when they will have health.
Each of District 47 middle schools are committed to the same goals for students in physical education. Variations in sports and activities may occur at each building but may range from volleyball, wrestling, and basketball, as well as many individual activities such as track and field and fitness training.