Physical Education and Health
Physical activity and exercise are vital to every child’s development. According to the US Centers for Disease Control, regular physical activity in childhood and adolescence improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, helps control weight, reduces anxiety and stress, increases self-esteem, and may improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Some studies suggest that regular physical activity helps enable students to their best in their academic classroom work. In addition to daily recess, OLVCS students in grades K-5 have one physical education class per week. Middle school students have physical education class twice per week.