Physical Education

Teacher-Emily Brumbaugh
emily.brumbaugh@berrienresa.org
Emily Savickis

Welcome to Physical Education & Health!  Students at Lighthouse Education Center are given the tools to be physically active and healthy for a lifetime. Our Physical Education curriculum integrates the EPEC model and the Health Education curriculum uses the Michigan Model. Our Physical Education and Health teacher, Ms. Emily F. Savickis, M.Ed., CAPE, is a nationally certified Adapted Physical Education teacher, as well as highly qualified in Physical Education, Health, and teaching students with Emotional Impairments.

Physical education content meets national and state standards for physical, cognitive, and social domains. The program consists of a variety of team and individual sports, as well as fitness and cooperative learning activities. Examples of the units include pickleball, team handball, bowling, roller skating, volleyball, fitness testing MILE, and ultimate frisbee. We are also fortunate to be including heart rate monitor technology! The heart rate monitors track student heart rates during daily physical education class and serve to help them achieve their daily goal of minutes “in the zone.”

Health education content meets national and state standards. The Michigan Model curriculum begins with seven foundational health skills and then demonstrates how those skills are used throughout the rest of the units. Examples of the units include Nutrition, Communicable Diseases, and Safety.

The physical education and health classes integrate the school-wide PBIS program, P.R.I.D.E. The program also works with community partners, such as Lakeshore Lanes, to borrow in-school bowling equipment for that unit. We’re also proud to share that we’ve won multiple grants over the years, most recently noting the Building Healthy Communities grant for the 2016-2017 school year. This grant has supported our entire building with Breakfast Smoothies and a plethora of equipment for various physical education units!
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