Keating, Mike - Physical Education

  • The responsibility of our physical education program is to promote the development of the whole child in relation to the three domains: psychomotor, cognitive, and affective. The ultimate goal is to create a physically educated person by providing a variety of movement appropriate activities determined by developmental level. This will be in the pursuit of encompassing skills and knowledge in movement, understanding the effects of physical activity upon the body, appreciation of individual differences, and the developmental of a personal value system regarding physical activity.
    The specific goal of the elementary physical education is to develop a broad understanding of the physical education of the physical self through fundamental movement skills and concepts as well as total person wellness/fitness. Through these concepts, students will be given a foundation for future development and growth. The activities are the basis for all physical movements. Fundamental movement skills and concepts in health and fitness are the cornerstone for the physically educated student and will prepare them for the secondary level in physical education which can be used in everyday life.

  • New York Mills 

    Goals of Physical Education Program

    Through successful completion of the physical education program students will acquire skills and knowledge necessary for proper psychomotor, cognitive, and affective development allowing for successful participation in activities which contribute to a healthy lifestyle.


    • To engage in a wide variety of skills that will increase physical fitness and promote lifetime wellness
    • To have students participate  in activities that develop an interest for lifetime physical activity
    • To develop a competency in motor skills through movement
    • To have students participate in activities that promote flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and body composition.


    • To understand the role of physical activity in developing physical and mental wellness
    • To understand the skills used in various games and sports.
    • To be aware and have competency of the body and its relationship with movement
    • To demonstrate an understanding of activities that promote flexibility, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, and body composition
    • To demonstrate knowledge of game rules and strategies necessary for individual and team activities
    • To have students understand classroom safety as well as safety for sports and games


    • To demonstrate sportsmanship and fair play
    • To demonstrate an awareness for individual differences and variations in performance
    • To gain a personal awareness of the importance of safety in sport
    • To demonstrate the importance of social responsibility
    • To demonstrate an expression of self confidence and group cooperation
    • To show an appreciation of rules in games and sports
    • To demonstrate an appreciation for the role of physical education has in maintaining good mental and physical health

    Program Priorities

    • Opportunity for each student to practice independently at his/her skill level
    • Maximum participation throughout each lesson; every student should have his/her own piece of equipment whenever possible
    • A wide variety of activities to practice skills should be included in each lesson; Teacher directed activity, Stations, Skill drills, mini and lead up games
    • Individualized instruction should be emphasized
    • Provide opportunities for all students to find success
    • Self, peer and teacher evaluation opportunities should be incorporated on a regular basis

  • Students Attire

    1. Students must wear sneakers for all activities

    2. Students in grades 4-6 are required to change and wear NY Mills Physical Education Uniforms