The mission of the Health, Physical Education and Lifetime Wellness (HPELW) department is to supply a comprehensive and developmentally proper educational experience that meets the needs of all students. The HPELW programs are aligned to meet both national and Tennessee standards with performance-based outcomes. These programs prepare PreK-12 students with the ability to develop fine and gross motor skills, physical fitness, emotional and mental strength, and healthy decision-making skills.
The Role of the HPELW Teacher
The HPELW Teacher plays an important role in the lives of students. Teachers are charged with providing a foundation of skills that will help students create a commitment to health and physical activity for a lifetime. The role of the HPELW teacher is to:
Support students in becoming health and physically literate individuals.
Health literate students comprehend and practice how to make good, healthy decisions.
Physically literate students move and perform with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities and spaces.
Aid students in learning about careers in various areas of health-related fields such as:
Wellness and Health Promotion
Outdoor and Adventure Studies
Teacher Resources: Click on the Curriculum Maps link that can be found on the Curriculum & Instruction homepage.
Parent Resources: Click on the Parent Resource link that can be found on the Curriculum & Instruction homepage.