Welcome to K-5 Physical Education.
My name is Coach Myers. I graduated from UTEP with a B.S. in Kinesiology and a minor in Education.
A comprehensive school physical activity program plays a criticalrole in educating the whole child. Research supports the importance ofmovement in educating both mind and body through safe, engaged,supported, challenged, and healthy learners. Furthermore, physicaleducation contributes directly to the development of physical competenceand fitness.
The healthy, physically active student is more likely to beacademically motivated, alert, and successful. In the preschool andprimary years, active play may be positively related to motor abilitiesand cognitive development. As children grow older and enteradolescence, physical activity may enhance the development of a positiveself-concept as well as the ability to pursue intellectual, social andemotional challenges. Throughout the school years, quality physicaleducation can promote social and problem solving competencies. Qualityphysical education programs in our nation»s schools are essential indeveloping motor skills, physical fitness and understanding of conceptsthat foster lifelong healthy lifestyles. Furthermore, comprehensive andcoordinated instruction in health helps students to make healthychoices for their lives. The EPISD Office of Health, Wellness andPhysical Education programs promote health and wellness for all ourstudents.
If you need to contact me my conference period is from 2:30-3:15.