Physical education is required in all four years of high school. Students participate for three marking periods in physical education and one marking period of health. Our physical education program is co-educational and emphasizes both team sports and individual activities. An emphasis is placed on physical fitness training which includes aerobic conditioning, upper body strength and abdominal strength/endurance.
The Physical Education Department is supervised by Mr. David Frazier.
Physical Education Staff
Ms. Helen Antzoulides
Mr. Andrew Howell
Mrs. Joan Lord
Mrs. Julianne Nuara
Mr. Jeff Rehain
Mr. James Parnofiello
Classes We Offer:
Positive traits in mental health, personality, and stress and its role in a person’s daily life are emphasized in freshman health. Safety and understanding human growth and development are also studied. The male and female reproductive systems and human sexuality are covered as well. Also, students will take an in¬depth look at the AIDS/HIV virus as a serious health issue, including its effects on the body, modes of transmission and the responsibilities of each individual for reducing his/her risk of contracting the virus that causes AIDS. Digital citizenship awareness and cyberbullying are also discussed.
The theory part of Driver Education is taught in sophomore year health. The course content is designed to educate the students in the proper attitudes, habits, knowledge and skills required of drivers in order to ensure safe driving techniques. Laws and penalties for intoxication and substance abuse while driving are explicitly reviewed to enable all students to gain a clear understanding of their existence and the implications for violations of these laws. The New Jersey driving exam is offered at the end of the course. Digital citizenship and online responsibilities discussed.
Junior health introduces students to first aid and helps them gain knowledge of the proper steps to take in an emergency situation. Common emergencies are discussed along with first aid and hands on CPR/AED instruction. Cancer and non¬infectious diseases are studied as well as nutrition in relation to healthy lifestyles and weight management. Identification of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and illegal substances are studied as well as the short and long term physical effects of use and misuse. Digital citizenship and internet privacy are also discussed.
Senior health deals with family living and problem solving techniques needed in early adulthood situations. It also includes the study of the male and female anatomy as well as pregnancy and modern methods of birth control. Numerous guest speakers representing groups and service agencies contribute to the classroom offerings with presentations on critical issues concerning the individual and society. The cause effect relationships that may evolve among peer groups and family members as a result of drug/alcohol dependency, including possible intervention strategies through school or community resources, are also studied. Digital citizenship and personal data security are also discussed.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 9, 10, 11, AND 12
Three quarters each year Physical education is required in all four years of high school. Students participate for three quarters in physical education and one quarter in health. Our physical education program is co-educational and emphasizes both team sports and individual activities. An emphasis is placed on personal wellness activities, which includes aerobic conditioning, upper body strength, and abdominal strength/endurance. Students with special needs may engage in course offerings modified according to their abilities. To promote a climate of inclusion, games, activities, equipment and rules may be adapted to accommodate everybody in the group or class.