Health and Physical Education

Physical Education

High School Grades
Physical Education is a required course that explores the various areas of physical activity, physical fitness, health and safety. The units offered vary due to grade level. Team sport activities include, basketball, football, soccer and softball, ultimate frisbee and volleyball. Lifetime sport activities include archery, canoeing, golf, dance, tennis, badminton, ping-pong, cross-country skiing, and water safety. Other units include Adventure Games, High Ropes and CPR. These choices are designed to encourage physical fitness and wellness for life.

Middle Grades
Physical Education is a required course that explores the various areas of physical activity, physical fitness, health and safety. The units offered vary from year to year and grade level. Team sport activities include soccer, basketball, volleyball, and softball. These units are focused on skill development and an understanding of the rules. An introduction to some lifetime sports such as badminton, ping-pong, dance and cross-country skiing are also introduced at this level. Other units include Aerobic and Cardiovascular fitness, Adventure Games and High Ropes to establish a safe and cooperative team-building environment. These choices are designed to encourage physical fitness and wellness for life.

Grades K-5
Physical Education is a required course that explores the various areas of physical activity, physical fitness, health and safety. The units offered focus on developing basic movements and movement patterns. Balance, coordination, strength, sportsmanship, fair play, cooperation and basic rules of play in lead up games are some of the areas included at this level. These choices are designed to encourage physical fitness and wellness for life, as well as developing Aerobic and Cardiovascular fitness.

Health

The Health curriculum has been developed to meet the New York State Learning Standards and is delivered in separate courses at the Grade 7 and Grade 10 levels. The three standards for Health Education, Physical Education, and Family Consumer Sciences are: personal health and fitness; a safe and healthy environment; and resource management.
Specifically, the health curriculum addresses the following units of study: healthful lifestyles (decision making/goal setting); nutrition and fitness; family life; social health and relationships (including dating, sexual decision making, abstinence education, and contraceptive education); resolving conflicts and preventing violence; mental and emotional health (including managing stress and suicide prevention); human growth and development; diseases and disorders (non-communicable and communicable); substance abuse prevention, and safety and first aid. Each unit will be covered at grade appropriate level.

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