Deerfield-Windsor’s Physical Education Department has a strong desire to see each student develop a healthy lifestyle. By promoting physical fitness habits and healthy life decisions, we feel that our department has a major impact on the student's quality of life now and in the future.
At the Lower School, the major goals for physical education program are to develop and maintain individual basic motor skills, to develop and maintain positive self image, to develop and maintain appropriate sport social skills and to introduce and develop team sport concepts. The classes vary depending on the grade level of the student. Students in grades one through three meet twice each week while students in grades four and five meet three times each week.
In the Middle and Upper Schools, the Physical Education Department provides instruction in team sports, individual and dual sports, and fitness. Team sports include softball, basketball, flag football, soccer, speedball, and volleyball. Individual and dual sports offered include badminton, tennis, track and field, and pickleball. Administration of the American Alliance of Health, and Physical Education and Recreation Test is also a part of the curriculum.
The criteria for grades in the Physical Education Department include attendance, participation, and acquisition of skills. Absences from class affect a student's grade and credit given. In order to receive credit for Physical Education courses, the student must actively participate in 90% of the activities. This means that students absent and/or not participating due to sickness, injury or failure to remember proper dress attire, in excess of ten (10) days per semester, will not receive credit and must repeat that semester for credit needed.
Absences due to a school function are credited. If an unexpected injury should occur, the student will be immediately be assigned to a study hall.