Mr. Kosek and Mr. Moran believe that a quality Physical Education program is
fundamental for our students.
Why do children need a quality PE program? The simple answer is so that they will
remain physically active throughout their lifetime and reap the benefits of doing
so. Quality PE provides students with a multitude of important learning experiences
that cannot be duplicated in the classroom.
Physical Education is that phase of education which is concerned with the teaching of
skills, improving physical fitness, the reinforcement of other subjects, self-discipline,
leadership and cooperation, stress reduction, and strengthening peer relationships.
Physical activity contributes much to the growth, development, and the general well-
being of every individual.
Some of the benefits of our quality PE program are:
An opportunity to teach character traits such as sportsmanship, teamwork,
cooperation, encouragement, kindness, responsibility, self-esteem, respect for
others, and so much more!
It gives students an additional area in which to excel. Students who struggle in
the classroom may find increased self-respect and a new sense of admiration
from their classmates in PE.
A quality PE program keeps our students healthy through participation through
the program, while teaching them the basic skills needed for future fitness,
athletic, and health success. A student who is physically and mentally healthy is
more likely to be prepared to meet the daily challenges of living in our society,
and is more likely to make appropriate choices about lifestyles.
Quality PE promotes long-term health and wellness by making health and
fitness fun, and by incorporating lessons on the importance of movement for
overall health and disease prevention.
Research shows that a quality PE program will increase standardized test
PE can be used to improve and reinforce learning across the curriculum.
Dever Elementary Physical Education is more than running, calisthenics, or sport. It
is a total movement experience that focuses on fun, involvement, character, self-
esteem, health and fitness, and total welPl-being for our students. It is an essential part
of every day to live long, healthy lives.
We introduced a new sport, Lacrosse, this year to students in grades 3rd-8th. The sport of lacrosse is growing in popularity and most High Schools offer lacrosse as an extra-curricular sport. We want to make sure our students understand how the game is played and show them how fun it is to play as well.
Please check out our sports link to get information on Fall, Winter, and Spring Sports that Dever and CPS are offering.