"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it." - Plato
Providing physical education both inside and outside of schools is crucial in helping young people to learn and develop life skills. The goal of the Howe Elementary Program is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. When a child feels good about his physical development and has a good self-concept, then he will be more inclined to perform better in the classroom and in all other phases of life. An adequate physical education program should include a variety of activities that provide the student with skills and abilities which will have a lasting effect.
It is our belief that a physical education program should be designed to motivate students by providing activities at all levels in which students can experience success. The program should be continuous in nature so that students will be involved in activities built in increasing stages of difficulty. Fundamental to every student’s development is the ability to become physically fit, develop motor skills, gain knowledge and understanding, develop appropriate social awareness and behavior, and achieve a lifetime of physical well-being.