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           "The first wealth is health."
         -Ralph Waldo Emerson-
     

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    Curriculum

    8th Grade

    Eighth grade students attend Health and Physical Education classes every other day for the entire year (A Days).  Curriculum topics can be found at the following link: 8th grade curriculum  In health class instructors utilize a variety of teaching strategies including: Large group instruction, Small group instruction, Lecture, Cooperative learning, Peer teaching, Role play, Problem solving, Class discussion, and Guided discovery. 

     

    7th Grade

    Seventh grade students attend Health and Physical Education classes every other day for the entire year (B Days ). Curriculum topics can be found at the following link: 7th grade curriculum. In health class instructors utilize a variety of teaching strategies including: Large group instruction, Small group instruction, Lecture, Cooperative learning, Peer teaching, Role play, Problem solving, Class discussion, and Guided discovery. 

     

     
    Activities by
    Marking Period

     

     

     

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    4th

    Invasion Games
    Mt. Biking
    Fitness testing
    Fitness Principles & Application
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    Target Games
    Dance & Rhythm  
    Fitness Testing
    Net Games
    Fielding & Striking Games
     
     
     
     
     

    Health and Physical Education Requirements

     
     
     
    Fitness Testing
     
    Fitness testing is conducted during the fall and spring. Students perform 5 tests and are evaluated using the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Exercise Healthy Fitness Zone Standards.  This criterion states whether or not students score in a healthy range, and is listed as pass/fail. Students scoring in or above the healthy range are considered to offer themselves additional protection against diseases associated with sedentary living.  Additionally, students can earn the Newtown Elite Fitness Award.  The N.E.F.A is for students who score exceptionally in all five fitness tests.  N.E.F.A. Standards. Students who qualify receive a T-shirt. The five tests and the fitness components they measure are as follows: sit and reach (flexibility), mile (cardiovascular endurance), flexed arm hang/pull-ups (muscular strength), and curl ups (abdominal strength). All students are simply encouraged to put forth their best effort in all tests.
     
                  
     
               
     
                        
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