Greetings.... my name is Patrick Pollock and I am the Elementary and Junior High Physical Education Teacher. As I go into my second year as a teacher at CVCS, I can not wait to see what God has planned for us. Here at CVCS, we use the SPARK Physical Education Program. SPARK PE was designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes, and SPARK was proven to work with both physical education specialists and classroom teachers. Today, after lessons learned from more than 20 years of ongoing research and field testing nationwide, SPARK PE is one of the best physical education programs in the world.
The CVCS Elementary Physical Education program implements the SPARK PE curriculum. Each curricular component is presented in scope and sequence via daily lesson plans that are aligned to NASPE National Standards. ASAP’s (Active Soon As Possible), provide an enjoyable warm-up before the main lesson. The SPARK Lower Elementary curriculum also contains academic integration tips (with a special emphasis on literacy), social skills themes by grade level, and challenging extensions for each activity. SPARK for Middle School PE today is not a one-size fits all approach – rather, participating teachers choose from a variety of instructional themes, activities, assessment tools, and teaching strategies to integrate with and/or enhance their current programming
An adequate goal inspires the athlete.
The race is a challenge to the runner who is fit.
All contestants do not win equally.
Self-discipline is essential for one who would sin.
Obedience to rules of the game is required.
Confidence in, and dependence on, the coach are crucial.
We must give priority to godly attitudes and living rather than to mere physical achievement.
We must not be enticed by sinners or corrupted by evil companions.
We must not be controlled by the desires of the flesh.
We must avoid the appearance of evil, or that which would cause others to stumble.
We must recognize the long-range effects of what we do now.
We must be concerned for God’s glory in all our choices.
Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”