Sports and Physical Education constitute a necessary part of the school program. These develop skill, physical fitness, and enthusiasm for sports. The students will learn the value of physical fitness and movement in sport. The important lessons of teamwork, reliability, and honesty, will be emphasized in the curriculum. Fitness, agility, coordination, and indoor and outdoor sport skills are introduced in grade seven and eight program. Team sports, cooperative games and team challenges are emphasized during the freshman and sophomore years, with the lifetime recreational activities offered as an elective to the juniors and seniors. Students in grades 7 through 10 are required to take Physical Education unless they are medically excused. These courses attempt to improve fitness, agility, and coordination, while providing students with indoor and outdoor sport skills that can be used throughout a student’s life.
8th Grade Health uses a holistic approach in the tree areas of health; physical wellbeing, social/emotional health and mental health. The remaining areas of study reflect the interrelationship between those areas and the three aspects of wellness. The issues of human adolescent sexuality will be taught from the perspective of the health textbook and current Catholic viewpoints.
Topics: Making healthy choices; Managing stress; Bullying/harassment/violence prevention; Reproduction/puberty; Fitness/nutrition; Alcohol and tobacco education.
The course seeks to set the groundwork for forming student attitudes toward nutrition, reproduction, exercise, rest, mental health, and chemical dependency. All 9th grade students will be certified in First Aid, CPR, and the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) which is included in the curriculum.
Topics: CPR/First Aid/AED, Nutrition, CH 12: Eating disorders/body image, CH 4: Surviving High School ( this includes current health issues involving adolescents). (1/2 credit)
The purpose of this course is to develop physical skills, physical fitness, and enthusiasm for sports and cooperative activities. The important lessons of teamwork, reliability, and honesty will be emphasized in the curriculum.
Topics: Tennis, flag football, orienteering, indoor and outdoor soccer, speedball, volleyball, lacrosse, cooperative games II, basketball
This course will offer students the chance to participate in 6 to 8 cooperative team sports throughout the year. Students will be expected to coach and officiate within the class and demonstrate mastery in offensive and defensive strategies of sport.