Physical Education

    Cassidy Barclay 701-323-4800 Ext. 6144   Send E-Mail
    Dale Colby 701-323-4800 Ext. 6141 Send E-Mail
    Mark Gibson 701-323-4800 Ext. 6025 Send E-Mail
    Kooper Kelly 701-323-4800 Ext. 6150 Send E-Mail 
    Christian Medick 701-323-4800 Ext. 6112 Send E-Mail
    Whitney Spah 701-323-4800 Ext. 6148 Send E-Mail
    Drew Thomas 701-323-4800 Ext. 6140 Send E-Mail
    Jordan Wilhelm 701-323-4800 Ext. 6147 Send E-Mail


    Physical Education Mission Statement

    Values of Physical Education
    The purpose of the 9-12 physical education program at Bismarck High School is to provide students with instruction that enables them to value and participate in healthy lifestyles by meeting the national, state and local physical education standards. Along with physical activities the program also provides a comprehensive, progressive plan for social development, decision-making, and problem solving.

    Educational Approach
    Diverse teaching methods allow students to explore cooperative activities as well as a variety of competitive levels. Individual goal setting and creative activities help students to reach and exceed standards.

    Curricular Focus
    The curricular focus of the Bismarck High School physical education is lifetime activities. Individual, dual sports, team sports and off campus activities including bowling, broomball, YMCA, golf and sand volleyball are available to the students.

    Student Focus
    Students set goals that will provide opportunities to participate in a wide variety of chosen activities. A variety of formative assessment is used. Students are encouraged to discover themselves and strive for personal excellence by working to achieve goals individually and in groups.

    Outcomes and Goals
    The Bismarck High School physical education program is intellectually, socially and physically challenging within a supportive environment. Assess to information on health, leisure, recreation, competitive activities, and career opportunities are woven into the curriculum.


    The benefits of making smart choices for a healthy lifestyle
    • Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints. 
    • Helps control weight, build lean muscle, and reduce fat. 
    • Prevents or delays the development of high blood pressure and helps reduce blood pressure in some adolescents with hypertension.
    • Moderate amounts of daily physical activity are recommended for people of all ages. This amount can be obtained in longer sessions of moderately intense activities, such as brisk walking for 30 minutes, or in shorter sessions of more intense activities, such as jogging or playing basketball for 15-20 minutes.