Personal Wellness 6, 7, and 8
Students will have the opportunity to participate in physical activity in a variety of settings including individual and team sports, cooperative games and fitness-based activities. Every effort will be made to help each student recognize significant gains in their overall fitness level as they learn sportsmanship, improve self- esteem and have fun engaging in physical activity. In addition, students will engage in health-related curriculum including bullying, decision making, goal setting, first aid, adolescent changes and chemical awareness.
Students will take one semester of health. The topics in this course will include: Chemical Awareness, First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Stress/ Wellness, Healthy Relationships/Abstinence, SexuallyTransmitted Infections, Sexual Harassment, Body Image, Tolerance and Diversity, Decision Making and Current Health Issues. The curriculum is age appropriate, designed to meet the needs of middle level students, and focuses on real life application.
Active! For Life (Elective)
Active! For Life is an activity-based course that will allow students to engage in a wide array of topics related to health, physical fitness and the development of a high quality lifestyle. Topics can vary based on facilities but may include: Group Fitness, Strength Training, Kickboxing, Kettlebell, Tabata, Pilates, Yoga, Basic Nutrition and Cardiovascular Training. Students will learn how being physically active affects personal health. Students will learn how to self-assess their fitness levels and eventually create a personal fitness plan for their future. Using some of the latest technology and research, students will develop a basic understanding of the biomechanics of movement and its effect on performance of the human body.
Lifetime Recreation Activities (Elective)
Lifetime Recreation is designed for the individual that seeks participation in activities that emphasize moderate physical activity and social interaction. Topics can vary based on facilities but may include: Team Building and Leadership Concepts, Aquatic Fitness, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing,, Tennis, Badminton, Ping Pong, Pickle Ball, Frisbee Golf, Golf, Yard Games, and Archery.
*** Please note: When selecting this elective, 25% of class time will be activities in the pool