Department of Health and Physical Education

At Lufkin ISD, we want our students to be health literate through gaining the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to be healthy and active for a lifetime.


Health Education

Health Education as part of the “Coordinated School Health Program” offers planned, sequential Pre K-12 curriculum addressing the physical, mental, emotional and social dimensions of Health.  It includes varied subjects such as family health, personal health, community health, injury prevention and safety, sexuality education, nutrition, prevention and control of disease, consumer health and substance use and abuse.

Health is taught through the physical education department in grades K- 5 and Health teachers at the 6th grade level and for one 9-week period in either grades 9-12. Health is taught by trained, certified and qualified teachers.

LISD Coordinated School Health Program (PDF)


Health Information

LISD uses the CATCH Health curriculum in our K-5 Physical Education classes. LISD uses Goodheart-Willcox Health Skills for Middle School for our 6th grade Health classes and Health Skills for High School for our 9-12 Health classes. Abstinence Plus Programs — parents must return the school provided consent form to the teacher whether they are opting in or out of the companion text that accompanies our LMS and LHS Health textbooks.


Health Resources


Physical Education

Physical Education as part of the enrichment curriculum and Coordinated School Health Program, provides planned, sequential K-12 curriculum emphasizing cognitive content and learning experiences. It includes varied activities such as basic movement skills, physical fitness, rhythms and dance, games, team, dual and individual sports, tumbling and gymnastic. Physical Education is taught by trained, certified and qualified teachers.

  • Fitness Assessment — “Fitness Gram” is administered to all 3-12 grade students. Parents may request a copy of their child’s fitness report by submitting a letter to the Principal before the end of the school year.


Physical Education Resources


District Physical Education Events
  • Run of the Panthers
  • Lufkin Turkey Trot (Special Needs)
  • City Wide Track Meet




☎️ (936) 632-7721
📅 Monday-Friday
🕗 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Kristen Belshaw

Kristen Belshaw

Physical Education Department Head

📞 (936) 630-4131