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Health and Physical Education
Sixth Grade Physical Education
The sixth grade Physical Education Program is an introduction to Middle School Physical Education concepts. This course focuses on lifetime fitness, team sports, and health components. The students will participate in a variety of activities such as: cardiovascular conditioning, games, team sports and introductory weight training. In addition to traditional skills, students will be introduced to cooperative challenges/activities.
Health I will include the following units of study: Health and Wellness, Decision Making, Self-Esteem, Body Image, Caring for your Body, and Understanding Drugs, Tobacco and Alcohol. This course will prepare students to begin and/or maintain healthy life habits.
Seventh Grade Physical Education
The seventh grade Physical Education Program is a continuation of Middle School physical education concepts. This course focuses evenly on fitness, games and sport activities, while integrating current technology to monitor the body’s response to exercise. The course concentrates on teamwork and sportsmanship and the application of such beyond the physical education classroom.
Health II will include the following units of study: Physical Fitness, Mental and Emotional Health, Teens, Alcohol and Drugs, and CPR. Students will be taught the basic fundamental techniques for adult and child CPR, AED, and the Heimlich maneuver in order to respond appropriately in case of an emergency. This course encourages students to consider their own health and safety, as well as the health and safety of others.
Eighth Grade Physical Education
The eighth grade Physical Education program is a conclusion of the Middle School concepts. This course focuses primarily on lifetime fitness and health concepts, with minimal emphasis on team sports and games. This course includes a variety of personal fitness activities including bicycle education, cross country running/hiking, team building, racquet sports and other games and activities.
The Health III rotation will include the following units of study: The Body Systems, The Stages of Life, Adolescent Growth and Development, and Substance Abuse and Awareness. The major goal of this course is for students to be armed with information to make educated decisions about their health and well-being.