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Phys Ed / Health

As indicated by its name, there are two Divisions in the Health and Physical Education Department.


The general objective of the Physical Education Division is to provide an exciting and challenging program that increases the interest of our students in physical activity and promotes lifelong fitness. Children need to be confident, healthy, and happy. Quality physical education programs emphasize enjoyable participation in physical activities that help students develop the knowledge, attitudes, motor skills, and confidence needed to embrace and maintain physically active lifestyles.

Specifically we want to produce physically fit youths, to teach the relationship between physical activity, physical fitness, and health, to promote the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will enable students to lead active, healthy, and productive lives.

The Physical Education Program offers instruction in individual, team, and co-educational and lifetime activities. The emphasis of the program is development of skills, knowledge, and understanding of sports concepts. Classes meet twice a week during three of the student’s four years at the school and once per week during the remaining year. Students will be provided with experience in fitness and wellness.

Each student will develop: organic vigor, strength, and endurance; neuromuscular coordination agility, balance, and flexibility by body movement, good muscle tone and cardiovascular efficiency;  efficient body mechanics and good posture; skills and self-preservation techniques such as running, dodging, and pulling; and will have experiences which will yield mental hygiene benefits such as the joy of achievement and accomplishment and the pleasure of effective participation in the American sports culture.                  

The Health Education Division involves the student in examining, developing, maintaining, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices will be explored in order to help students understand the importance of developing a positive attitude for healthy living. The curriculum areas of Health Ed concentrate on all aspects of health: the mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the individual. Classes meet once per week for one year.

Each student will examine individual values, self-esteem, and goals for the future, participate in class activities which will give them the opportunity to expand their creative ability and social and collaborative skills, develop knowledge of disease, environment, and self-choice, and learn to research and discover more about the needs of their community.


101 Ninth Grade Phys Ed
P.E. provides the students an opportunity to meet their physical, emotional, and competitive needs through games, teams, and sports. Instruction will include units covering physical fitness, health, nutrition, flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, and team handball.
201 Tenth Grade Phys Ed
Students continue in team sport activities. Weight training and conditioning exercises provide students an advanced opportunity to learn about their bodies and build up to maximum fitness levels.
202 Tenth Grade Health Education
In this required course, students will learn the impact of nutrition and fitness on personal well-being, quality of life, and longevity. Students will understand and apply the basic principles of substance abuse prevention. The course will include discussions of stress reduction, drug, alcohol, and tobacco issues, communicable and sexually transmitted diseases, and mental health. Students will understand how to acquire and use knowledge and positive personal values that can contribute to a healthy, balanced, and fulfilling life. Students will understand the rights and responsibilities of friends and family members and use skills and knowledge to strengthen and enjoy family and community life.
301 Eleventh Grade Phys Ed
Through circuit training, maximum repetition, and constant workouts, students strive to push their bodies to higher fitness levels. All students will also learn the rules and regulations of sports activities and develop an appreciation of recreational skills and leisure time activities. Students will also appreciate the role of vigorous activity in stress management and self esteem.
401 Twelfth Grade Phys Ed
All 12th grade students are to continue physical fitness development. In addition, team strategies are introduced. Students will build on their knowledge of fundamentals of team sports. 12th grade students will be able to design personal fitness programs, and set goals for healthy nutritional regimens. Life management skills, team sports, personal fitness, weight training, and lifetime sports are all part of the 12th grade curriculum.
Jeffrey Malis
Instructor of Physical Education, Baseball Coach
Nancy Farber, N.P.
Chairperson of Health Education, Instructor of Health, Peer Drug Advisor