Welcome to Physical Education

  • The Physical Education Program at JKES strives to offer a variety of physical movement activities and experiences throughout the school year allowing for optimal growth leading to a healthy life style. Students learn essential motor skills through physical movement experiences in P.E. class.

    The focus is for every child to be happy about what he or she can achieve. We believe that a quality Physical Education experience is essential to your child’s total educational experience. Exercise will boost brain power allowing for optimal learning and brain growth needed for achieving a healthy life style.


What Are We Learning in P.E.?

  • Pre-K, K, and 1st: scooter relays, parachute games, underhand, overhand throwing, parachute, playing soccer, bowling, tag games, soccer, and an obstacle course unit.

    2nd, 3rd, 4th: FitnessGram testing (push ups, curl ups, sit and reach, pacer, and trunk lift), playing football, soccer, dance, and a throwing unit

    In addition, JKES students learn about various health topics, including muscle areas, parts of the body, how cardio affects the heart, etc.



  • The FitnessGram test assesses the following health-related fitness components: aerobic capacity, body composition, and muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility.  FitnessGram was developed by The Cooper Institute, a non-profit organization.  The goal of the FitnessGram assessment is to help children know their fitness levels and understand the relationship between fitness and health.

    Students in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade participate in the FitnessGram assessment during Physical Education class.

    For more information, please visit The FitnessGram website

Items Needed for PE

  • Tennis shoes or sneakers
    Loose of flexible clothing
    Positive attitude

    No dress shoes, sandals, or flipflops

    Please inform us of any health related problems such as: Asthma, Diabetes, Allergies & Allergic Reactions, Heart Problems Seizures, or other medical concerns.

Our PE Teacher

  • Alee Smith

    Ms. Alee Smith
    Physical Education Teacher

    Hello!  I am so pumped to be starting my 10th year of teaching PE and my 1st year of teaching as a Cardinal!  I grew up in Punxsutawney, Pa, Home of Groundhog Day, went to college at Slippery Rock University and then transplanted south with my husband.  We have a spunky 5 year old daughter, 3 dogs and a cat.  I love going to the gym, playing volleyball, off-roading and cheering on the Handley Judges football team on Saturdays!  

    Nothing happens until something moves.  - Albert Einstein