Physical Education

Physical Education

Physical Education at St. Thomas is designed to develop healthy individuals while promoting positive attitudes towards lifetime physical activity, fitness, and sports skills. With a quality physical education program in place, each student will be empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to make responsible lifestyle choices that directly impact his/her health and well-being. Students will be provided with the skills necessary to make decisions about physical activity for their own health, enjoyment, self-expression, and social interaction. Our goal is to promote a positive learning environment that meets the needs and abilities of students and encourages them to maintain a physically active lifestyle.
For more information, email Jeff Moyer at JMoyer@STA2.org.

Project Healthy Schools

Project Healthy Schools is back for 2015-2016! Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Community Health, and the University of Michigan’s Project Healthy Schools are working together to improve the current and future health of students through school-based education and environmental initiatives.

The program goals are:
• Eat more fruits and vegetables
• Choose less sugary food and beverages
• Eat less fast and fatty food
• Be active every day
• Spend less time in front of a screen

St. Thomas School was one of the 8 schools that started the Project Healthy Schools program in 2013-2014. The program will again include:

• A kick-off activity or event to get kids excited about the program
• 10 lessons for 6th grade
• A Healthy Habits Challenge to encourage achievement of healthy goals through a fun competition between classes
• School-wide wellness activities and events
• Collaboration with food service
• Bulletin board displays promoting wellness
• Communication with staff and families
• Additional activities from your school wellness team
• Measurement through health behavior questionnaires and quality assurance surveys

Please visit the Project Healthy Schools website at www.projecthealthyschools.org or contact St. Thomas School’s program coordinator, Cortney Boes, at caboes@umich.edu for more information or if you want to learn how you can get involved. Building Healthy Communities engages public, private and nonprofit partners – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Department of Community Health, University of Michigan, Wayne State University’s Center for School Health, Michigan Fitness Foundation and United Dairy Industry of Michigan to make a statewide impact to address childhood obesity in Michigan and improve the health of young people, their families and the communities by implementing a comprehensive, school-wide network of physical activity and healthy eating opportunities and education in elementary and middle schools.