• Welcome to the Lowell High School Physical Education Department!

    Core Idea – The healthy, physically active student will be more academically motivated, alert, and successful throughout their lifetime.

    Course Content – Physical Education provides students with activities and information needed to live a healthy and meaningful life. Students can expect to achieve these goals through a combination of individual and group learning experiences.

    Content, Objectives and Expectations – With successful completion of Physical Education, students will be able to demonstrate an increased understanding of Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility, Cardiovascular Endurance, Body Composition, Coordination, Citizenship, Sportsmanship, Safety, Body-Brain Connection, Academic Achievement, Balance, Agility, and Lifetime Participation

    “We all know that exercise makes us feel better, but most of us have no idea why. We assume it’s because we’re burning off stress or reducing muscle tension or boosting endorphins, and we leave it at that. But the real reason we feel so good when we get our blood pumping is that it makes the brain function at its best, and in my view, the benefit of physical activity is far more important and fascinating than what it does for the body.”

    - Dr. John Ratey MD from Spark