Health, Physical Education & Athletics
JMankowich
John Mankowich
Curriculum Associate, Health, Physical Education & Athletics

(516) 203-3600 ext. 3248
jmankowich@jerichoschools.org

 


Jericho
Middle School
Physical Education Curriculum Summary

 

New York State Learning Standards for Physical Education: 

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/pe/pub/hpefcle.pdf

Physical Education Department Goals:

The goals of the middle school physical education curriculum are for students to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain personal fitness, perform basic motor and manipulative skills in a variety of activities, and to develop the ability to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

To attain this goal, the curriculum focuses on the acquisition and refinement of sport specific motor skills, fundamental strategic play, decision making principles, as well as basic knowledge of rules, conventions, and appropriate behavior through a variety of modified game-like activities and situations.  

Students also focus on the comprehension of fitness concepts through the students’ abilities to evaluate their own fitness levels, personal goal setting and fitness program planning. Emphasis is on the knowledge of health-related and skill-related fitness components, principles of exercise and health risk factors.

A third focus is the comprehension of personal and social responsibility concepts. Students will identify specific behaviors consistent with safety, character, civility and citizenship related to sports and physical activities. These concepts are embedded in each modified activity through the instruction and reinforcement of sportsmanship, camaraderie and the enjoyment of play.  

 

Assessments:  Throughout the course of the year, students will be assessed on specific content within activities.  We will also assess students on one of the following fitness concepts each year:

  • Knowledge of personal fitness management
  • Knowledge of healthy habits needed to maintain a physically-active lifestyle
  • Knowledge of healthy habits needed to maintain a physically-active lifestyle, including understanding of fitness training principles

 

Units of Instruction:

Team Passing Activities: Football, Soccer, Basketball, Rugby, Team Handball/Speedball and Ultimate Games.

Net Games and Lead ups: Badminton, Tennis, Volleyball, Pickleball, 2-Square, Box Ball and Wall Ball.

Striking/Fielding Activities: All’s Fair Whiffle Ball, and Matball

Dance Activities: Introduction to Basic Forms of Dance (creative, cultural & social).

Personal Performance Activities: Basic Swimming and Aquatic Safety Skills, Track and Field (6th grade Olympics), Project Adventure and Yoga

Fitness Activities: Presidential Physical Fitness Challenge, Resistance & Aerobic Training.

Presidential Physical Fitness Challenge Assessment: All students will participate in pre and post testing in the following areas:

  • Mile
  • Sit & Reach
  • Pull-Ups or Right Angle Push-Ups
  • Sit-Ups
  • Shuttle Run

It is our expectation that students will work at their optimum ability so that we can accurately assess their fitness levels, which in turn will provide their teachers with the necessary data to develop lessons that will assist them in achieving higher overall levels of fitness.

 

Jericho High School
Physical Education Curriculum Summary

 

Click here for the High School Information and Departmental Rules Brochure

New York State Learning Standards for Physical Education: 

http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/pe/pub/hpefcle.pdf

Physical Education Department Goals:

Physical Education is based upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills as a foundation for engaging in physical activity. However, the mere acquisition of knowledge and skills is not enough. The mission of physical education is to enable all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive, and fulfilling life. Our vision is to provide all students with a sequential program based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive, meaningful and non-threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful.

Scheduling: When the opportunity presents itself, we try to split classes into groupings that include grades 9-10 and 11-12.  This enables us to focus curriculum on specific areas of fitness and activities based on student grade levels.

Assessments:  Throughout the course of the year, students will be assessed on specific content within activities.  We will also assess students on one of the following fitness concepts each year:

  • Knowledge of personal fitness management.
  • Knowledge of healthy habits needed to maintain a physically active lifestyle.
  • Knowledge of the fitness training principles and FITT guidelines to monitor and adjust activity levels to meet person fitness needs.
  • Knowledge of how to interpret and utilize health related fitness data.

Units of Instruction:  During the course of students’ High School careers they will be afforded opportunities to participate in the following activities:

9th & 10th

11th & 12th

Team Sports

-Flag Football

-Ultimate Frisbee

-Soccer

-Basketball

-Volleyball

-Team Handball

-Diamond Sports

 

Fitness Concepts

-Yoga

-Weight Training

-Aerobics

-Pilates

-Zumba Fitness

-Cardio Training

 

Cooperative Games

Project Adventure

Racquet/Net Sports

-Badminton

-Tennis

-Pickleball

-Volleyball

 

Fitness Concepts

-Yoga

-Weight Training

-Aerobics

-Pilates

-Zumba Fitness

-Cardio Training

 

 

Individual

-Golf

-Outdoor games

 

 

 

Presidential Physical Fitness Challenge Assessment: All students will participate in pre and post testing in the following areas:

  • Mile
  • Sit & Reach
  • Pull-Ups or Right Angle Push-Ups
  • Sit-Ups
  • Shuttle Run

 It is our expectation that students will work at their optimum abilities so that we can accurately assess their fitness levels, which in turn will provide their teachers with the necessary data to develop lessons that will assist them in achieving higher overall levels of fitness.