• All About Round Hill Elementary Physical Education (RHEPE)

      Center for Disease Control states, "Nearly half of young people 12-21 years of age are not vigorously active: moreover, physical activity sharply declines during adolescence...School-based interventions have been shown to be successful in increasing physical activity levels..."

    • Newsweek (2/96), "Physical activity is good not only for the heart, but also for the brain, feeding it glucose and oxygen, and increasing nerve connections, all of which makes it easier for children of all ages to learn. Numerous studies show that children who exercise do better in school."
    • Caterino & Polak (1999) suggest that such physical activity as running, jumping, and aerobic game playing have a definite impact on children's frontal lobe a primary brain area for mental concentration, planning, and decision making.
    • Texas (1990) students involved in sports scored 17% higher than none-athletes.
    • Pollatschek & Hagen (1996) ,"Children who engage in daily physical education show superior motor fitness, academic performance, and attitude toward school as compared to their counterparts who do not have physical education.
    • (Sylwester) Movement facilitates cognition. Movement is a central mission of the brain.
    • (Jensen) Repetitive Gross Motor movement balances brain chemicals that calm behavior and elevates self-esteem and self-worth accommodates ADD/ADHD.
    • (Jensen) Motor skills are fundamental to learning. Memory is retrieved better when learned through movement.
    • (Dennison) Crossing the midline integrates the brain to organize itself. Neural activation occurs to many parts of the brain and equally to both hemispheres, making the brain more alert and energized for learning.
    • (Turrill & Lose)  Movement is Fun...



    Our sessions will meet three days a week for thirty minutes each. Classes will be outside when the temperature ranges between 50-95 degrees and not raining. During cool weather, they should bring jackets to wear when class is outside.


    It is important for students to wear rubber-soled shoes that cover the toes and heels for physical education classes so they can participate safely in the activities. If girls wear dresses, they must wear shorts or tights underneath.


    Health Check Form: Please let your child’s physical education teacher if your child has a health problem, which will be affected by physical activity. Describe the problem and necessary considerations on the Health Check Form, which went home on the first day of school.


    Illness or Injury: If your child must be temporarily excused from activity due to illness or injury, please send a note to the physical education teacher. If the problem persists longer than one week please send a note from the doctor.


    Movement is fun. Our S.O.L. driven elementary students do not need any added anxiety. In our physical education classes, we do not keep score and we do not have winning or losing teams. Our focus is play and enjoyment, not winners or losers. Our first-class rule is: Have fun, smile, & laugh.


    Our teams and partners are chosen to optimize the individual students’ ability to meet their social needs or skill needs. Our teachers use creative methods in forming groups keeping all students self-worth in mind.




    Go to www.rhepe.com and click on class schedules.  Classes are 30 minutes in length 3 days a week.  Parents are always welcome to come and play or observe,




    1. Have fun, smile, and laugh.
    2. Enter the room walking.
    3. Listen & follow the directions.
    4. Raise your hand to ask a question

    or to speak aloud in class.

    1. Keep your hands & feet to yourself.
    2. Encourage and support ALL.
       REMEMBER:   “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”   AND    “If you had fun you won.”



    Students in grades 1-5 will be graded this year using the Progress Indicators of (4) Exceeds Standard, (3) Meets Standard, (2) Progressing Towards Standard, & (1) Below Standard in the two following areas:

    ·         Demonstrates skills and content taught

    ·         Demonstrates responsible behaviors
Last Modified on November 28, 2022