Our teachers emphasize the importance of making our bodies stronger and healthier to serve God.
MDCA offers a variety of physical education classes that encourage students to extend their knowledge of physical fitness concepts, health, nutrition, teamwork and sportsmanship. We believe our bodies are God’s temples (1 Cor. 6:19) and are profitable for Him. By using our talents and knowledge in this world, we can become more successful in spiritual endeavors.
P.E. classes offered:
- Team Sports (Grades 10-12)
- HOPE—Health Opportunities through Physical Education (Grade 9)
- Beg. Weight Training; Inter. Weight Training; Adv. Weight Training; Wt. Training IV (Grades 10-12)
MDCA middle school physical education focuses on the importance of working as a team. Believing that our bodies are temples for God (1 Cor. 6:19) our activities are designed to strengthen the whole person. Activities such as volleyball, soccer, basketball, football, kickball, dodgeball, wiffle ball, ultimate frisbee, running, fitness stations, etc., as well as free play choices provide their daily activity. Boys and girls are separated during these physical education classes.
At MDCA, our students have formal PE on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesday and Friday our students participate in free play activities. Stretching, fitness exercises, and laps are incorporated into our daily PE activities. Organized sports and activities are taught at all grade levels. In grades K-2, emphasis is placed on fine motor skills as students start to learn about organized sports. In grades 3-5, these fine motor skills are also developed, while the rules and techniques of various sports are taught. Teamwork and good sportsmanship are top priorities among all grade levels.
The elementary physical education department has its own fenced in playground area with swings, slides, play set, and basketball goals. The students have access to a bathroom, water fountains, and shaded areas to rest. The children play outdoors, however in inclement weather students go to the PE classroom and participate in various indoor activities.
Every year our elementary physical education program is involved in the Presidential Fitness Challenge and Jump Rope for Heart.
Each class, ages 2-4 years old, spends 45 minutes to 1 hour on the playground every day (weather permitting). The children have free play and are able to work on large motor skills such as climbing steps, balancing, jumping, throwing balls, running, and riding tricycles. The playground area is shaded, fenced, and has a restroom and water fountain. It includes a covered sandbox, bike path, jogging path, basketball goal, climbers, and slides.