PE, Health & Driver Education
Infuse all four years with activity, fitness, and wellness so students will practice healthy behaviors for a lifetime.
The Physical Education and Health Department of District 99 adheres to the Board of Education philosophy regarding the education of the intellect. Focusing on intellectual as well as physical development allows for total wellness. This comprehensive program is designed to develop and foster knowledge and understanding, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving.
The Physical Education and Health Department of District 99 values this overall concept of wellness for its students. Encouraging the total development of the student with emphasis upon physical, social and emotional well-being allows for short- and long-term goal achievement. The wellness program designs specific educational and activity programs that include choices and decisions based on healthy attitudes for a positive lifestyle. Specifically, the practical application of physical education and wellness allows for greater kinesthetic sense, aesthetic awareness, self-identity and self-esteem.
This philosophy addresses the premise that physical education and wellness are a part of the educational process seeking to transmit, evaluate and enrich aspects of culture. Sport as a valued cultural form plays a vital role in human life.
With the all-encompassing nature of physical education, opportunities to develop individual potential for a productive, healthy and well-balanced future are possible. It is through psychomotor, cognitive and affective learning that students are prepared for their present educational roles and future goals. The comprehensive program includes fitness and fitness-related activities, team sports, dual sports, individual sports and activities, rhythmic movements, aquatics, life-survival skills, health-related activities and activities promoting lifetime recreational pursuits.
Have a question regarding the use of Heart Rate Monitors in P.E. classes?
The following articles can give you some insight on why heart rate monitors are used during P.E. classes at North High.
- Using Heart Rate Monitors to Achieve Lesson Design and Training Goals
- Heart Rate Monitors: Common Questions from Parents & Tips for Answering Them
- Polar – The Benefits of Heart Rate Monitoring
The majority of what physical educators do not only benefits the physical but also the mental. This NY Times article discusses the benefits of exercise on the brain.
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