Minneapolis Public Schools Mission Statement
MPS Physical Education & Health Dept.

Our mission is to enhance the healthy development of the whole child.  We exist to educate and support all students in gaining the skills, knowledge, & social confidence to make healthy decisions throughout their lives.

The Minneapolis physical education standards reflect the knowledge that there are many benefits to leading a physically active lifestyle, including:
 
*           a healthier heart and body
*           greater work efficiency
*           extended life
*           decreased tension
*           greater opportunity for social interaction
*           improved sense of well-being
*           an improved quality of life
 
The intentions of physical education is to ensure that students have the knowledge and skills in a wide variety of physical activities in order to develop and value a physical active and healthy lifestyle and to promote cooperation among students as they engage in physical activities.