Currently, our class is playing Soccer and will begin Touch next week! An additional program that ISM has implemented this year is Fitnessgram. We have completed the Pacer and Curl Up Test with the Push-up, and the Back Saver Sit and Reach to follow. Please feel free to browse through any of the tests online in case you would like to practice or have your family give it a try : )!!!
To help encourage students to be physically active, we are introducing FITNESSGRAM®, a comprehensive youth fitness assessment with reporting capabilities. We are excited to utilize this fitness assessment tool for the benefit of our students and families.
We consider the FITNESSGRAM a premier assessment for three reasons:
1. FITNESSGRAM places emphasis on aspects important to the student’s health. It measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition and it is for all children regardless of ability.
2. FITNESSGRAM does not compare students to other students; instead it compares a student to carefully set health fitness standards, established for each age and gender, called the Healthy Fitness Zone®(HFZ). The HFZ can help students set fitness goals and check their progress to plan for lifelong physical activity.
3. FITNESSGRAM uses innovative software that can track and generate student reports. The student reports provide objective individualized feedback and positive reinforcement that are vital for changing behavior. Our school is looking forward to utilizing the reporting functions to help communicate your child’s fitness results.