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Welcome to the Physical Education Department!

Mission Statement: 

Physical Education at Pinkerton academy will provide students with the knowledge of physical activity that will promote a lifetime commitment to a healthy lifestyle.  Physical education should have a positive impact for a lifetime of health and well-being. Physical education will also instill in students the knowledge, skills, and values to make appropriate physical activity choices to integrate exercise into their lives.

Our physical education faculty will help students to develop knowledge to select life-time activities that promote physical competence, cognitive understanding, and positive attitudes about physical activity, providing quality assessments that will help students understand and improve their physical well-being throughout their life and their individual fitness.

Contact Information 

Department Chair: Lindsay Moran - [email protected] Extension: 2123 

Kyle Donovan - [email protected]

Penny Faszewski - [email protected] 

Stu Fyfe - [email protected]

Bryon Murphy - [email protected]

Andrea St. Onge - [email protected]

Brenda Stribling - [email protected]

Todd Urbanik - [email protected]

Recommended for Grade 9

003  PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1

This half-year (0.5 credit) course meets 5 days per week for one half year. It is designed to prepare students to live a physically active lifestyle and show the importance of regular physical activity. Students will participate in a variety of activities throughout the semester taken from each of the following areas: body dynamics, group games, individual sports, team sports and fitness. One piece of the e-portfolio and competency will be met using the fitnessgram program.

Recommended for Grade 10

 

011  COMPETITIVE TEAM SPORTS - PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2

This highly active PE 2 course is designed to center around competitive team sports that emphasize sportsmanship, team-building skills and respect for rules. The focus is on traditional team activities, which include speedball, flag football, volleyball, floor hockey, softball, and basketball. An understanding of team concepts and competitive sport experience is recommended.

 

012  FITNESS FOR LIFE - PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2

This PE 2 course will include individual fitness activities. The class will focus on a wellness lifestyle and incorporate aerobic, strengthening, endurance and flexibility components on a regular basis. Personal fitness portfolios will be created for each student. The activities will include walking, strength training, aerobic exercise, yoga, Pilates, and other fitness-based activities. Fitness Testing will be an important part of the curriculum to assess methods to improve in health related components of fitness.

 

013  RACQUET AND NET ACTIVITIES - PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2

In this PE 2 course, the student will participate in a variety of team and individual sports. A racquet, net or both may be utilized in these activities. The student will be taught skills, rules, and strategies for game play. These activities may include speedball, badminton, tennis, volleyball, basketball, pickleball, table tennis, indoor soccer and floor hockey. Lower and upper body conditioning and flexibility will be stressed during warm-ups.

 

014  RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES - PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2

This PE 2 course promotes a healthy living style through recreational activities, which emphasizes participation for enjoyment. Activities include lawn games, team and partner activities, and a variety of non-traditional games.

Indoor and outdoor activities that have a lifetime use in recreation and that incorporate fitness in leisure time activities. Students will be involved in the following activities: archery, mountain biking/ cross-country trail running and power walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, winter activities that include

015  OUTDOOR AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES - PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2

Indoor and outdoor activities that have a lifetime use in recreation and that incorporate fitness in leisure time activities. Students will be involved in the following activities: archery, mountain biking/ cross- power walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, winter activities that include snow tube soccer and snow tube ultimate, tennis, badminton, pickleball, table tennis, and horseshoes. Students will use their own bikes for mountain biking.

 

016  GET FIT WITH DANCE - PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2

This half-year (0.5 credit) active course is a combination of aerobic fitness, muscle toning and basic components of dance choreography. The emphasis is how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This variety will increase endurance, strength, flexibility, and coordination. The weight room will also be utilized on a regular basis. Dance background is not necessary.

Recommended for Grades 11 & 12

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES

These courses may only be taken after the two basic physical education courses (PE 1 and PE 2) have been completed successfully by the student. See 11th Grade course descriptions for each of the following:

022  EXERCISE SCIENCE CONDITIONING - PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3

Exercise Science and Conditioning (0.5 credit) will meet five days per week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be devoted to strength-training activities, which will include a campus run up to a mile, dynamic training and weightlifting at the oval or field house. Tuesday and Thursday will emphasize cardiovascular conditioning and will include various training methods to improve the student’s endurance. Training methods would include distance running up to three miles on various courses, such as the Pinkerton Academy cross-country course and the town loop; interval training, circuit training, and snowshoeing. The student’s progress will be monitored by monthly one-mile time trials, body weight, and percent body fat measurements. Instruction will include basic anatomy, physiology, and nutrition. Knowledge of heart rate and training zone will be utilized daily. The student will need appropriate workout clothing for both warm and cold weather environments, a pair of quality running shoes and a terrific attitude for a lifetime of fitness.

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Physical Education 1 and 2. Enrollment is limited and Physical Education department chair approval is required.

 

20  CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES - PHYSICAL EDUCATION 7

This half-year (0.5 credit) course is designed for the student who has an interest in the fields of sports medicine, physical therapy and/or athletic training.  It will deal with the specific areas of professionalism, athletic injury prevention, basic injury assessment, immediate and emergency care and basic treatment/rehabilitation of injuries.  Instruction will include medical terminology as it relates to sports medicine as well as basic anatomy with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system.  Students will also receive training in the American Heart Association Heart saver Adult CPR/AED and First Aid.  There is a fee associated with this certification.  Students are expected to observe our certified athletic trainers up to 10 hours after school as part of the course requirement.  

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Physical Education 1 and 2.  Enrollment is limited and Physical Education Department Chair approval is required.

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Physical Education 1 and 2. Enrollment is limited and Physical Education department chair approval is required.

 

21       UNIFIED PHYSICAL EDUCATION - PHYSICAL EDUCATION 8

This half-year (normally 0.5 credit) course offers students the opportunity to work in one-to-one peer relationships with special needs students in a comprehensive physical education program. A selection of activities will be taken from the following areas: Fitness, individual sports, and team sports. Emphasis will be placed on lifetime activities. Enrollment is limited. Physical Education Department chair approval is required.

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of Physical Education 1 and 2. Enrollment is limited and Physical Education department chair approval is required. Seniors will have priority.

 

Recommended For Adaptive Physical Education Students

30 & 31 EXPLORATION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (SPECIAL TEAM 1 & 2) (sem .1& 2)

This is a half-year (0.5 credit) adapted Physical Education course with a modified curriculum for students with special needs. The class offers students the opportunity to team one-to-one peer relationships with students in a comprehensive physical education program. The focus of this course is on socialization, which will be developed by participating in a selection of activities including fitness activities, individual sports, and team sports.

PREREQUISITE: Permission required from the Physical Education department chair. Student helpers should select Unified Physical Education