Study after study proves what educators have long believed to be true: when children's health and fitness needs are met, they have the cognitive energy to learn and achieve. Given the growing epidemic of obesity and the link between nutrition, physical activity and academic performance, WCCUSD schools and communities work together to make Wellness and quality daily physical education priorities in our schools and to give our children more opportunities to be physically active throughout the school day.
We envision a fitness center at every high school, equipped with state of the art fitness machines and equipment, where students participate in daily Physical Education, and where teachers, students and parents meet during recess, lunch-time and after school.
We envision students at the elementary and middle school learning about the benefits of Wellness and Physical Fitness and building their skills year after year, grade level by grade level, until they move on beyond high school, with the knowledge that in a healthy body resides a healthy mind.
We envision healthy inter and intra mural sports competitions that enhance team work and a positive spirit of challenge.
We envision a healthy community, where all stakeholders support each other in feeling and living better, for the benefit of all.
In alignment with the Physical Education Model Content Standards for California Public Schools, WCCUSD schools strive to provide “high-quality physical education that allows students to become confident, independent, self controlled and resilient; develop positive social skills; set and strive for personal, achievable goals; learn to assume leadership; cooperate with others; accept responsibility for their own behavior; and, ultimately, improve their academic performance.”