Physical Education/Health

 

PE Waiver & Health Agreement : Parents/guardians must sign to waiver out of the required semester of PE.

6th Grade: Comprehensive PE (.5)

7th – 8th Grade: Comprehensive PE (.5) or (1.0)

6th Grade: M/J Health 4 (.5) Required either in the classroom or online.

Comprehensive Physical Education- 1 Semester   This course is designed for 6th and 7th grade students and intended to be 18 weeks in length. The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge, skills, and values necessary for the development of a physically active lifestyle. The course content provides exposure to a variety of movement opportunities and experiences which includes, but is not limited to: Fitness Activities, Educational Gymnastics and Dance, and Team Sports. The integration of fitness concepts throughout the content is critical to student success in this course and in the development of a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

Comprehensive Physical Education- 1 Year  This course is designed for 7th and 8th grade students. The purpose of this course is to build on previously acquired knowledge, skills, and values necessary for the implementation and maintenance of a physically active lifestyle. The course content provides exposure to a variety of movement opportunities and experiences which include, but is not limited to: Outdoor Pursuits/Aquatics, Individual/Dual Sports and Alternative/Extreme Sports. The integration of fitness concepts throughout the content is critical to student success in this course and in the development of a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

M/J Health 4 – 1 Semester (.5): The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become health literate and practice responsible behaviors to promote healthy lifestyle and healthy living. This course focuses on the comprehensive health issues core to the optimal development of adolescents.

The content should include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Mental and emotional health (personal health care, screenings, counseling, negotiation skills, bullying, grief, loss and depression)
  • Prevention and control of disease (non-communicable, sexually transmitted diseases, STDs, and HIV/AIDS)
  • Consumer health (risk reduction behaviors, policies/laws, medical resources, and conflict resolution)
  • Family life (risk reduction behaviors, cultures, daily routines and rules)
  • Personal health (adolescence, communication skills, wellness, coping skills, social relationships and reproductive health)
  • Nutrition (weight management, fitness plan, eating disorders, and BMI)
  • Internet safety (security, threats, media, cyber-bullying parental controls, and monitoring)
  • Injury prevention and safety (rules, bullying, water safety, weapons safety, and first aid/CPR/AED)
  • Substance use and abuse (harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and over-the-counter drugs)
  • Community health (local health organizations, technology, resources, and services)
  • Environmental health (adverse health effects, chemicals toxins and pollutants)
  • Consumer health (advertising, media influence, products and services)
  • Teen dating violence (dating, abuse and violence)