Beginning last school year, schools across Texas began administering the FITNESSGRAM physical fitness assessment. Senate Bill 530 requires that all students in grades 3 – 12 participate in the annual physical fitness assessment. We have just completed our first round of FITNESSGRAM assessment in 9th grade and many other grade levels throughout the District are working on the performance skills in their PE classes.
The FITNESSGRAM is a quality assessment for three reasons: FITNESS GRAM establishes a baseline of a healthy fitness zone from which students can set goals and check their progress to plan for lifelong physical activity and to maintain and improve their fitness level. Health-related fitness assessment measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength /endurance, flexibility and body composition. Secondly, FITNESS GRAM provides recommended activity program options that will help students reach healthy fitness zones in those areas where they need to improve. Finally, FITNESSGRAM does not place an emphasis on skill or sports-related fitness such as speed measured by an individual’s 40-yard dash time. It does not compare students to other students.
Please visit with your child periodically throughout the year about the FITNESSGRAM. The assessment must be completed and results tabulated to be sent to the Texas Education Agency by the end of May. If you are interested in learning more about the FITNESSGRAM, please feel free to contact your child’s PE teacher or the campus principal where your child attends school.
Parent Night will be held this week prior to the Comanche/San Saba Varsity Football Game. Festivities will begin at approximately 6:50 p.m. Please come out and help support the Armadillos in their last home football game! Additionally, at the end of the half-time activities, San Saba ISD will honor the 9 donors of the new Rogan Field Scoreboard.
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If you have any questions about this article or any other question about school happenings please contact me at 325/372-3144.
Leigh Ann Glaze
San Saba ISD
808 West Wallace
San Saba, Texas 76877
“Accessing and Maximizing Minds”