Middle School Health and Physical Education


Dawn Wallace
Director of Teaching and Learning
(425) 837-7043

State Standards

What materials we use now:

Middle School Health

Middle School Physical Education

  • Focused Fitness 5 For Life
  • SPARK P.E. – Middle School

Adoption process and timeline

  • Middle School Health and Physical Education Curriculum Parent Input Survey – (March 2019)
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  • Teacher adoption committee: May 14, 2019
  • Teacher adoption committee meeting dates
    Each meeting date includes its planned main agenda item(s), then links to the specific meeting summary when available
    • May 14, 2019 - share goals and timeline/schedule, establish norms and consensus process, review, trends, research and parent survey results, share district vision and best practice, review of standards.
    • October 16, 2019 – Review district vision and best practice, review standards, curriculum and materials review, prepare for field test.
    • November 26, 2019 – Review district vision and best practice, review standards, curriculum and materials review, prepare for field test.
    • January 24, 2020 – Complete curriculum and materials review, Field test and Materials selection
    • March 17, 2020 – Materials adoption presented to IMC
    • Possible 6th Meeting if needed

Meeting Summaries

March 24, 2021

The committee reviewed the additional middle school Health course materials to submit to the Instructional Materials Committee (that were not submitted with the texts). The Director of Educational Technology introduced the Cyber Civics materials and asked the committee to consider integrating some of the information into the Health classes where appropriate to support the ISTE standards. Teachers began the work of modifying the Scope and Sequence of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Health courses to reflect the new texts.

February 24, 2021

The committee reviewed the adoption process, checklist and timeline. The new sexual health Washington State requirements were discussed to make sure that the new requirements are being met. The field testing of the potential texts was completed, including supplemental materials. The committee is recommending the updated Teen Health (McGraw Hill) Text and Digital subscription for 6th and 7th Grade and the Essential Health Skills for Middle School (G-W Publisher) Text, Workbook, and Digital subscription for 8th Grade to the Instructional Materials Committee (IMC) on March 11, 2021.

February 26, 2020

The MS PE/Health Adoption Committee reconvened on 2/26 and reviewed curriculum/resource evaluations as they prepare to field test. The committee spent time revising the scope and sequence. The next meeting is scheduled for March 26.

January 24, 2020

The MS PE/Health Adoption Committee reconvened 1/24. After reviewing work from the last meeting, the committee continued to review resources and curriculum. They used a Materials Adoption Scoring sheet to rate each resource and determine what would then be field tested at buildings. Logistics on what field testing would include, resources, videos, etc. was discussed. Our next meeting will be February 26, 2020. 

December 9, 2019

Middle School PE/Health Adoption Committee reconvened on 12/9. After reviewing the standards, equipment and resources were examined in depth. The committee focused discussion on selecting resources that emphasized student outcomes, differentiated instruction, and aligned with state standards. Equipment was also screened by the committee for fitness assessment. Committee members will evaluate which resources to field test and determine time frames in January. The next meeting is scheduled for January 24, 2020.

October 16, 2019

The adoption committee reconvened on 10/16 to continue their work to research and review curriculum resources for Middle School PE and Health. Norms and the consensus process was reviewed. Kris Coleman and Carly Hupp facilitated the meeting. After a Seesaw exercise that modeled integrating technology and reinforced teambuilding, the committee focused on creating a vision for PE/Health that included skills, knowledge and experiences that students’ gain in MS. They discussed equitable instructional practices in PE/Health and how Social and Emotional Health overlaps with PE/Health.

PE/Health state standards were examined and aligned with a 6th, 7th, 8th grade scope and sequence for PE/Health was drafted. The next meeting is scheduled for 11/26.

May 14, 2019

The first meeting of the MS Health and PE committee was held on May 14 with Kris Coleman and Tracy Schellberg facilitating. The committee reviewed input from a district parent survey that focused on topics identified as priorities for the committee and the community. Research was introduced and examined as it aligned with National and State PE/Health Standards. Next meeting October 16, 2019.