CADOTT, Wis (WEAU)--Wisconsin schools are making a push to get kids active during their school day.
Right now, the state requires high school students to get 1.5 credits of physical education over three years of high school. But what some districts are finding is that many students want and need more.
Dylan Rothbauer looks forward to this part of his school day.
“I have a very tough senior schedule and I’d like to have a break in the day get out have some fun," Rothbauer said.
Rothbauer and his classmates are taking Team Sports 2 this semester, where they'll play games like ultimate frisbee and softball.
“A couple years ago we were able to switch our curriculum so that kids have a say in what they take for classes not necessarily being required,” said Cadott Physical Education Teacher Scott Christenson.
He says since the new curriculum the school is seeing an increase in the number of kids taking extra Phy-ed classes.
They need a little break in their day to get out and do some activity I really think that helps us get rejuvenated and get back to class and work and I think that’s really important for your body and mind,” said Christenson.
Cadott says the goal of their Physical Education Program is to teach students life-long physical activities.
According to the American Cancer Society says exercise everyday helps prevent obesity and reduces your risk of both heart disease and cancer.
“Our big thing at Cadott is to be able to continue your physical fitness after school. We bring in a lot of different activities that may not require the gymnasium,” said Christenson.
“Gym is a nice break and run around and get some energy out before you go to your next class,” Mia Shroeder said.
Cadott offers both sports based gym classes and individual fitness, like snowshoeing and fishing.