Physical Education

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ur physical education program is designed to encourage students to be physically active and healthy throughout their lives and to learn a variety of athletic and motor skills.

All physical education classes are designed and taught by physical education/kinesiology specialists. The importance of sportsmanship and fair play is consistently reinforced.

LS P.E. News

  • Fitness Challenges in K-3 P.E.

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Our K-3 students have been exploring and pushing the limits of their fitness abilities in P.E. Recent challenges include a modified 15-meter version of Pacer fitness testing, and over 25 K-3 students achieved a 100-laps run (1500 meters). "All the students have improved tremendously in the areas of cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, and muscular endurance since we started this program," said Coach K...

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  • New PE Games Are a Huge Hit for Lower School

    Posted September 19, 2012

    This month, grades 1–3 are engaged in “Recess and Tennis” during P.E. Teacher Nobuo Kotani combined elements of skills specific to tennis (forehand/backhand, intense footwork, use of a long-handled implement; one-on-one or two-against-two play configurations) with recess play requirements (safety, fun, and minimal waiting time). In addition, students practice safe engagement in “pillow fighting,” using half-size pool noodles, and light-saber fencing Jedi-knight-style using full-size noodles.