Physical Education

PROGRAM GOALS:
1. To develop physical skills and to acquire knowledge of an appreciation for efficient and creative movement through participation in a sequential program of varied activities.

2. To develop an acceptable level of fitness, an understanding of the components of fitness and an appreciation of the lifelong value of fitness through personalized physical education activities.

3. To develop through purposeful physical education experience a more positive selfconcept, appropriate social and emotional behavior, self direction, and an appreciation for individual differences.

Physical education or physical activity is required of all students sixth through twelfth grade.

The sixth grade meets six times per six day cycle for physical education. This program integrates traditional skill development in a wide variety of sports followed by scrimmage games in which all the boys participate.

Seventh grade students meet 6 days per 6 day cycle and eighth grade students meet three times per six day cycle. Their program is mainly skill development in team sports with an introduction to lifetime sports.

The ninth graders meet three times per six day cycle for the entire school year. Their curriculum is based on team sports with an introduction to the lifetime sports of tennis, golf, swimming, and weight training. Included in the ninth grade curriculum is a health unit which covers alcohol and other drug awareness, physical fitness, nutrition, and wellness.

The tenth grade students meet three times per six day cycle with an emphasis and review of team sports with a higher concentration on lifetime sports. This is a required course unless an exemption is granted by the Assistant Principal.

There is a physical activity requirement for all juniors and seniors. This requirement can be fulfilled by participating on an interscholastic sports team, participating in two intramural seasons, or developing an individual fitness plan with fitness center director, Mr. Baker. Juniors and seniors receive a form in September to indicate their intention to fulfill the requirement.

Physical Education

Items with (*) are electives

Schedule

6th Grade

The sixth grade meets six times per six day cycle for physical education. This program integrates traditional skill development in a wide variety of sports followed by scrimmage games in which all the boys participate.

7th and 8th Grades

Seventh and eighth graders students meet three times per six day cycle. Their program is mainly skill development in team sports with an introduction to lifetime sports.

Program Goals

Program Goal #1

To develop physical skills and to acquire knowledge of an appreciation for efficient and creative movement through participation in a sequential program of varied activities.

Program Goal #2

To develop an acceptable level of fitness, an understanding of the components of fitness and an appreciation of the lifelong value of fitness through personalized physical education activities.

Program Goal #3

To develop through purposeful physical education experience a more positive self- concept, appropriate social and emotional behavior, self direction, and an appreciation for individual differences.

Physical Education

Items with (*) are electives

Schedule

9th Grade

The ninth graders meet three times per six day cycle for the entire school year. Their curriculum is based on team sports with an introduction to the lifetime sports of tennis, golf, swimming, and weight training. Included in the ninth grade curriculum is a health unit which covers alcohol and other drug awareness, physical fitness, nutrition, and wellness.

10th Grade

The tenth grade students meet three times per six day cycle with an emphasis and review of team sports with a higher concentration on lifetime sports. This is a required course unless an exemption is granted by the Assistant Principal.

11th and 12th Grades

There is a physical activity requirement for all juniors and seniors. This requirement can be fulfilled by participating on an interscholastic sports team, participating in two intramural seasons, or developing an individual fitness plan with fitness center director, Mr. Baker. Juniors and seniors receive a form in September to indicate their intention to fulfill the requirement.

Program Goals

Program Goal #1

To develop physical skills and to acquire knowledge of an appreciation for efficient and creative movement through participation in a sequential program of varied activities.

Program Goal #2

To develop an acceptable level of fitness, an understanding of the components of fitness and an appreciation of the lifelong value of fitness through personalized physical education activities.

Program Goal #3

To develop through purposeful physical education experience a more positive self- concept, appropriate social and emotional behavior, self direction, and an appreciation for individual differences.

Faculty

 

Department Chair


Donald J. Kraft
(1997)
B.S., University of Maryland; M.Ed., Bowie State University
443-841-3369       

 

Faculty


William D. Korrow
(1970)
B.A., M.Ed., Towson University
443-841-3363       


Keith A. Schertle
(1997)
B.S., Towson University; M.S. Ohio University
443-841-3367       


Lee Tschantret
(2007)
B.A., University of Phoenix; M.S., Ohio University
443-841-3388