PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS
The philosophy of the Hancock School District is to allow each child to have
the opportunity to attain the highest level of physical fitness and readiness
of which they are capable. It is our belief that a variety of physical
activities develop the social, emotional, and physical character of each
student. Cooperation, sportsmanship, and consideration of fellow students, as
well as physical activities, are essential for a well-balanced, comprehensive
physical education program. Skills gained through such a program will allow
each student the opportunity to gain those ongoing life skills necessary to
become a healthy, productive adult, whether on the job or during leisure time
1. Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed
to perform a variety of physical activities.
2. Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles,
strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of
3. Participates regularly in physical activity.
4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
5. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self
and others in physical activity settings.
6. Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-
expression, and/or social interaction.
1) To develop the proper sequence of motor movements from basic to
advanced, so that each and every student can reach his or her own level of
2) To provide opportunities to enjoy wholesome physical recreation.
3) To provide opportunities to foster socially acceptable traits.
4) To develop useful physical skills.
5) To develop and maintain maximum physical efficiency.
6) To provide as comprehensive a program in physical education and
recreation as existing facilities will allow.
7) To prepare our students for post-school recreational and leisure time
by exposing them to as many lifetime sports as possible.
8) To increase their personal knowledge of all sports areas, enabling
them to be well-informed and knowledgeable spectators and participants.
9) To provide proper activity essential for developing strong bodies and
10) To encourage the building of character and sportsmanship.
11) All individuals should be allowed to pursue program goals with
dignity regardless of disability.