Teacher: Mr. O'Loughlin                                                                                    

“Parents, Staff, and Students working together to provide a high quality of life”

Welcome to Hoover Elementary School Physical Education! Geared for success, the program is an exciting mixture of individual and team skills, cooperative group activity, and aerobic exercise all to benefit the most important muscle in your body--the heart!

Mr. O’s Philosophy = “ALL children can succeed!”
*Provide a safe and inviting environment
*Lessons include developmentally appropriate skills and activities.
*Curriculum encompasses the physical, psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains

Program Highlights
*Freedom Run 
*Halloween Obstacle Course 
*Field Day
*Jump Rope for Heart 
*Family Fitness Night 
*All-District Sport Days 
*ACES = All Children Exercising Simultaneously
*Field Trips 
*Family Resource (sent home each card marking)

What is Physical Education?
Physical Education is a program taught by a trained Physical Educator that provides students with opportunities to develop and maintain the skills necessary to live a healthy lifestyle.

What happened to Gym?
A common misperception is that Physical Education and Gym class are synonyms. Gym class entails no skill learning, little instruction, and a competitive atmosphere where only a few children succeed.

Why Physical Education?
*Promotes changes in brain structure and function 
*Reduces the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure
*Promotes lifelong physical fitness
*Enhances self-concept and self-esteem.
*Helps maintain healthy bones, muscle, and joints.
*Helps maintain and/or improve health by increasing cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition.
*Physical Education and Literacy Connection-click for info

Mr. O’Loughlin = “Active living is healthy living!”

*Central Michigan University, 1998 - Bachelors of Science in Education
*Eastern Michigan University, 2002 - Masters of Science in PhysicalEducation Pedagogy