Highline receives grant to update physical education program
Highline Public Schools has received two years of funding to update the physical education (PE) program for students, as part of the King County Community Transformation Grant, (CTG). The $36,000 grant will fund high quality PE programs and allow Highline teachers to collaborate as they plan PE learning in grades K-12.
“There are learning standards for PE, just as there are for math, literacy, science, and other subject areas,” said Rick Maloney, Teacher Advancement Coordinator. “The PE curriculum will set out what we want students to know and be able to do at each grade level. It will also provide guidance to teachers on the types of games and activities, such as, basketball, softball, and running, that will help students reach the standards.”
“We are so pleased to receive funding to do this work,” said Christin Lindner, K-12 PE and Health Facilitator. “We will be able to ensure that PE activities build from grade to grade, and also that our programs are consistent from school to school. I am excited to work with my colleagues on this project, and I’m certain that all of our students will benefit.”
The Community Transformation Grant is a partnership between Seattle Children’s Hospital, Public Health – Seattle & King County, and the Healthy King County Coalition. The partners are working collaboratively with youth, families, and communities in South Seattle and South King County on obesity prevention and tobacco control, particularly among youth. The $3.6 million grant was funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Areas of focus include the cities of Auburn, Burien, Des Moines, Kent, North Highline, Renton, SeaTac, and Tukwila, and the Seattle neighborhoods of Beacon Hill, Georgetown, and South Park. This area has a combined population of more than 479,000 individuals.
For additional information visit the Community Transformation Grant website.