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8:58 AM Sat, Nov. 17th

Parents invited to check out Taylor Hicks PE classes

Melissa Bates, a teacher at Taylor Hicks Elementary School in Prescott, demonstrates a tennis skill during 4th grade physical education class Monday morning.

Photo by Les Stukenberg.

Melissa Bates, a teacher at Taylor Hicks Elementary School in Prescott, demonstrates a tennis skill during 4th grade physical education class Monday morning.

Ever wonder what is taught in today’s physical education courses? What kinds of sports and games do children play? How do children get picked for teams? Is individual excellence rewarded, or is it more team-oriented? Is competition the goal, or are today’s classes more oriented to general fitness? How many hours a week do students take physical education?

Taylor Hicks Elementary School in Prescott is hosting “Take Your Parent to PE Week” to offer parents a glimpse into what is offered in today’s physical education classes.

This is part of a national movement to showcase the value of physical education as it pertains to academic success and the health and wellness of all children.

Five PE classes are offered both Tuesday and Wednesday with the 45-minute class periods beginning at 8:35 a.m. The classes correspond to a students’ teacher schedule. Tuesday will be for the classes of these teachers: Helmken, Folkers, Burriss, Schuler and Collett; on Wednesday it will be Bishop Litsey, Goldsmith, Cole and Goldsmith.

For more information, contact physical education instructor Melissa Bates at Melissa.bates@prescottschools.com