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Bicycling, Swimming, Tennis

Students at Hahaione Elementary School

Hahaione Elementary School (Honolulu, HI). Teachers coordinate physical education opportunities with community organizations. Through the Hawai’i Bicycling League and the City and County of Honolulu, our fourth graders participate in BikeEd Hawai’i. This program enables students to develop the skills and safety knowledge necessary to travel our neighborhoods as bicyclists. As schedules allow, teachers have also partnered with the U.S. Tennis Association Hawai’i Pacific Section to create opportunities to learn basic tennis skills.

The PTSA also coordinates with the Oahu Club to provide the Swim for Life program for our Grades 2 and 3 students. In the six-week Swim for Life program, students attend one class per week to develop their swimming skills and learn about water safety. Students who have limited swimming experience prior to this program are able to swim by its conclusion. Our PTSA further supports physical fitness with an annual Fun Run that promotes running endurance while also raising school spirit.

Custom PE, Student Self-Expression

students at tulsa school arts and sciences

Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences (Tulsa, OK). Our fitness program is nothing like a traditional PE; it was specifically designed by our instructor whose background is personal training. Originally developed in partnership with the YMCA that was next door to our original location, this class has been honed to perfection and provides students with a full range of fitness experiences aimed at establishing skills and routines that students can continue as part of a healthy life. The course includes yoga, cross-fit, running, strength training, boxing, and numerous other practices. Although it is not required for graduation, student demand for this class is so great than an additional section is offered after school.

Our school culture permits and celebrates personal expression and diversity. Our halls are filled with the colorful differences our students manifest in their choices of hair color, clothing, and sense of personal style, ranging from black tie to a Dr. Who trench-coat, or even a bright red cape. Such creative self expression is balanced by peaceful halls during passing periods, the absence of school bells, and the freedom for students to experience college-like autonomy, such as drinking coffee in class and other personal freedoms.

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