About

Our Mission

is to educate our students in the ways to promote and sustain a healthy, lifelong lifestyle of physical, mental, and social wellness.

KW Faculty & Staff

KW Dept Photo.

KW Department Photo, August 2019

Philosophy

Kinetic Wellness is an integration of physical, mental/emotional and social wellness. The foundation of Kinetic Wellness courses is included in the following essential understandings:

  • The connection between mind and body is crucial to personal growth and development.
  • Participation in a wide variety of activities provides the opportunity for enjoyment, self-expression and social interaction.
  • Knowledge, competency and application of movement, fitness and wellness concepts encourage healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Self-assessment, self-reflection and a sense of responsibility toward others contribute to individual growth and to the positive climate of the class..

Goals

Kinetic Wellness teachers will:

  • Provide meaningful and enjoyable experiences with updated and accurate wellness information
  • Provide a safe learning environment for all students that fosters respect, accountability, responsibility and leadership opportunities
  • Utilize a wide variety of teaching and assessment methods that address different learning styles and meet the needs of a diverse community
  • Provide a variety of individual, dual and group activities to encourage responsible decision-making, personal behavior, self-expression and a lifelong habit of movement.

Outcomes

As a result of their Kinetic Wellness experiences, students will:

  • Gain knowledge and demonstrate competency of basic movement and fitness concepts during early high school
  • By late high school, apply basic principles of movement and fitness to develop knowledge and skill proficiency through self- selected activities and experiences
  • Apply knowledge of wellness benefits and team building strategies to activities
  • Participate in a variety of individual, dual and group activities to encourage a lifelong habit of movement and wellness
  • Realize that participation in movement activities and classroom experiences provides the opportunity for enjoyment, self-expression and social interaction.
  • Understand the relationship between and influence of culture, media and technology on wellness
  • Access and evaluate wellness-related resources for self and others
  • Use technology to self-assess levels of fitness
  • Implement and evaluate a personal fitness plan to maintain or increase their level of physical wellness
  • Develop decision-making skills to aid self and others
  • Display a sense of responsibility through personal choices that reflect concern for others
  • Reflect upon their strengths and areas for development