PE & ATHLETICS AT 1ST LUTHERAN
Our PE class motto is “My body is a gift from God. It is my responsibility to respect it and take good care of it to glorify Him.”
At 1st Lutheran School, PE is based on 1 Corinthians 6:19 "Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;". Our students are taught that physical fitness is not a competition between each other, but the opportunity to improve their individual health and wellness.
PE is conducted every Wednesday. Kindergarten to 2nd grade engage in PE for 30 minutes each week and Grades 3 to 8 participate for 45 minutes. Activities are based on helping students improve balance, coordination, strength, endurance, flexibility and mobility.
Students in 2nd-6th grade have the opportunity to compete on basketball teams. 1st Lutheran School participates in the Arkansas River Valley Basketball League. Games are held on Saturdays during December, January, and February.
All basketball league rules and information may be found here.
Middle School students have the opportunity to learn about baton twirling. Students meet weekly from November through February to practice. Students will have the opportunity to perform as part of school pep rallies.
Students in 2nd-4th grades have the opportunity to participate in two majorette clinics per year. Our Middle School twirlers will also participate and help lead these clinics.
Students in 5th-8th grade will have the opportunity to participate in Cross Country. Students practice before school hours and will compete in local meets.
Students in 4th-8th grade can participate in after school Running Club. This club meets on Fridays and spends time going through proper warm-ups and will go for a weekly run. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in two 5-k’s during the spring.
Students in 6th-8th grade can compete against other Fort Smith private school middle school students through our local league.