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Physical Education

The purpose of physical education is to help students acquire the knowledge, processes, skills, and confidence needed to engage in meaningful physical activity both in the present and for a lifetime.  The practice of leading a physically active lifestyle will bring about personal enjoyment, challenge, satisfaction, and a health-enhancing level of personal fitness.  As a result of physical education instruction, the student will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate competence in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • Apply movement principles and concepts to learning and developing motor skills and specialized movement forms.
  • Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of personal fitness.
  • Demonstrate responsible personal and social behaviors in physical activity settings.
  • Demonstrate a physically active lifestyle, including activity within and outside of the physical education setting.


At Spring Run Elementary School we provide many opportunities for students to engage in health enhancing physical activities.  Our students attend Physical Education Resource once per week for 45 minutes with Mrs. Heintzelman and on the other 4 days they receive 30 minutes of outside Physical Education (formerly recess) with their classroom teacher.  This time is structured in a way so that children have choices of activities.  Their 30 minutes begins with a warm-up of jogging on our school running track.  Upon completion, they are free to select activities of their choice for which Mrs. Heintzelman provides equipment.  The main focus is that children remain engaged in moving so to enhance wellness.


In addition to the weekly opportunities, Spring Run's elementary Physical Education program provides children with opportunities to participate in The American Heart Associations Jump Rope For Heart Program, Fuel Up to Play 60 Grant Program; sponsored by The American Dairy Council and National Football League, First Tee Golf Instruction sponsored by First Tee Corporation, Archery sponsored by Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Bike Smart Program sponsored by the Virginia Department of Health as well as Family Health and fitness nights, Annual Field Day events to include 30+ events which are skill based that foster cooperation, sportsmanship, and emphasis on exercising the core values set forth by CCPS as well as participation in community fitness programs sponsored by groups such as Sports Backers.