Hmm. At my school, you have to take Phys Ed, or Gym all year long. We have one marking period off for health, but its part of the smae program. And yes, they have tried to make us say PE since 1st grade, but everyone still says Gym class. Gym isn't an elective (and an extra curricular is something taken outside of a curriculum) its mandatory.
I used to hate it, not becasue I'm bad at sports, even though I am, but because the whole getting changed, being active, etc is annoying. But really, it is a break in the day. We get to choose which sport we take for each marking period (1/4 of the year), and there is often a choice that seems okay, even fun. After sitting in an AP bio class for a long time, I realize that if my friends can all act as though gym is fun, it actually seems like a well deserved break in an academic day. Of course, if it were 1st period... all of that would change. If people stopped complaining about gym, and their friends did likewise, there would be a better atmosphere, and it would be more like playing a game than an annoyance.
~5th Year~~Identity Crisis le409 & el409~