Healthy Minds – Healthy Bodies

Physical Education is an important and unique part of the daily instructional program. Not only does it contribute to the overall goals of education by recognizing that healthy minds and bodies go hand in hand, it’s specifically vital to the development and maintenance of motor skills, social skills, health, and brain development.

The Des Moines Public Schools provides a comprehensive curriculum that allows students choice in a planned sequential instructional program designed to teach skills, knowledge and behaviors that promote lifelong fitness and active lifestyles.