Physical Education

Students participate in physical education classes throughout each of their six years at District 401's two elementary schools, Elmwood and John Mills.

Our curriculum is aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards for physical development and health.

PE classes focus on building fitness skills for lifetime health. Our teachers use sports, games and other instructional activities to show students how to achieve and maintain physical fitness.

Our students acquire and demonstrate physical competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns. They also acquire and demonstrate a knowledge of rules, strategies and safety procedures during physical activity.

Although we have no official health class, our PE teachers incorporate standards-based health instruction within the curriculum, such as basic principles of health promotion and illness prevention.