Wenatchee High School Health & Fitness Plan-Do-Study-Adopt/Adjust 2004-08 Per WSD Policy/Procedure 2020 & 2020P ISO Process LNT-P001 WSD Curriculum Study Cycle 2002-2009 Health and Fitness Adopt/Adjust Year 2007-2008 Wenatchee High School 2004-2007 - STUDY Purpose
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WHS Health and Fitness Results:100% of WHS graduates will have the knowledge and physical skills to continue an active and healthy lifestyle for a lifetime. (EALR 1.3 & 4.2)To achieve the results above, 100% of WHS Students, regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or physical disabilities, will have equal access to all fitness resources to understand and improve the components of fitness: Body Composition, Flexibility, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance and Cardiovascular Endurance. (EALR 1.0 & 4.0)
Spring 2004-Observed Spokane’s elementary and middle school Fitness programs as well as one of their high school Fitness Centers.
Talked with their fitness leaders about the changes from the state and the changes they were making with their program.
Spring 2004 and Fall 2006, we were awarded a $20k+ grant from “Steps to a Healthier US” to buy individual lifting equipment to use in a gym for muscular endurance (not enough space to get all students in current weight room), heart rate monitors to measure cardio activity, risers, steps, exercise balls and mats for step aerobics, yoga and pilates, pedometers for power walking and two tanita scales to measure body composition.
2, & 3) where they would collect data, chart, graph and monitor their progress with the goal being knowledge of lifetime fitness planning and individual improvement.
(EALR #4.2, CIPP, and Vital Few #1 & 3)
“Exercise does more than build muscles and help prevent heart disease. New science shows that it also boosts brain power-- and may offer hope in the battle against Alzheimer’s.”
Carmichael, Mary. “Health: Can Exercise Make You Smarter.” Newsweek March 26, 2007: p. 38-46.
“Studies show that when children’s exercise and fitness needs are met, they are more able to learn and achieve. Given the growing epidemic of obesity and the link between physical activity and academic performance, parents and schools must work together to make quality daily physical education a priority in our schools and to give our children more opportunities to be physically active throughout the school day.
PTA “Healthy Lifestyles--Fact Sheet: The Need for Physical Education & Physical Activity in Our Schools.”2003. http://www.pta.org/archive_article_details_1127492990421.html
“A cross-sectional study completed by the California Department of Education (CDE) (2002), included a sample of 954,000 students who were in grades five (353,000), seven (322,000) and nine (279,000). The study individually matched Standard Achievement Test Ninth Edition (SAT-9) standardized test scores with results of the state-mandated, teacher administered, physical fitness test know as Fitnessgram.” “Results of the CDE (2002) study included a ‘statistical analysis indicating a distinct and linear correlation between students’ academic achievement and fitness scores’ in all three grades; higher academic performance was positively related to higher levels of fitness with the greatest academic gains in students who met three (of 6) or more physical fitness standards.”
Scheuer, Leslee & Dr. Mitchell, Debby, Ed.D. Associate Professor Phys. Ed./Sports & Fitness, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL ”Does Physical Activity Influence Academic Performance?” 2002.
World Class Fitness Centers:
~ One Fitness Teacher from North Central High School raised the initial funds from businesses and people in the community to update their Fitness Center.
~The district liked what he did so much that they had a Health/Fitness Administrator at the District Office write grants to complete their Fitness Center and continue the projects at other schools.
~Spokane School District currently has a new Fitness Center in every middle and high school.
Kamiakin High School, Kennewick, WA
~Added a cardio room to their weight room with money from their bond. District then spent $250,000 on equipment.
Cashmere High School, Cashmere, WA
~From bond money, $400,000. built a new weight room with all new equipment at the high school. New middle school and weight room built as well.
Walla Walla High School, Walla Walla, WA
~Two weight rooms. One new in 2003. Grant money paid for equipment, $130,000. District “in kind money” paid for the rest.
Richland High School, Richland, WA
~New weight room, district bond money to build. $110,000 in new equipment.
Ellensburg High School, Ellensburg, WA
~Built a new school and Fitness Center in 2005. The district paid for all the equipment in the new Fitness Center.Benchmarking With Other WA High Schools
Current inequities in student access: only 1/2 of Fitness students have access to our weight room and our Adaptive Fitness class must join a class of 38 students to lift in the weight room.
With enrollment for next fall at almost 2100 students, we are in need of more teaching stations to adequately accommodate all students. Therefore, structural changes are needed in the current weight room which has not been updated since 1970.
To educate students on the various lifetime cardio activities in their target heart zone, we are in urgent need of working cardiovascular equipment: treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary cycles.
The winter months are a concern as well, since we are inside from November to March with limited lifetime cardiovascular activities to pursue.
COST ESTIMATES OF WEIGHT ROOM RENOVATION
(Star Trac or Le Mond)
(Free Motion or Cybex or Life Fitness)
TOTAL ESTIMATE: $400,000
For Your Time
“Fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
John F. Kennedy