- The mission of the fitnessgram program is to promote lifelong physical activity among youth.
- Promote enjoyable regular physical activity and to provide a comprehensive physical fitness assessments for children.
- This program seeks to develop affective, cognitive, and behavioral components related to participation in regular physical activity in all children regardless of gender, age, disability and any other factor.
- Regular physical activity contributes to good health, function, and well-being and is important throughout a person's lifetime.
- This program is a comprehensive fitness assessment for children. It includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests designed to assess cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility.
- Students participate in the following tests: curl-ups, push-ups, pacer, mile run, sit and reach, shoulder stretch, trunk lift, and flex arm hang.
- Results for each test are recorded and put into students individual portfolios which are kept in the gym.
- Students in grades 2-5 are each tested three times of the year. We test in the fall (Sept./Oct.), the winter (Jan./Feb.) and in the spring (Apr./May). Results are recorded on individual record sheets that students each has in a portfolio.
- After the fall testing students complete a S.M.A.R.T Goal sheet in which each student establishes a fitness goal they would like to set for themselves and when they would like to accomplish their goal by (either the winter testing or spring). Students then sign their goal sheet along with the physical education teacher.
- At the end of the spring testing students will compare their results from all three testing periods and then meet with the physical education teacher to individually go over their results and to discuss if their goal was met.