Physical Education Instructors:
Aaron Becker, Head Coach: V. Football; P.E.
Hans DeLannoy, Head Coach: Girl's V. Basketball; P.E.
Cliff Hatch: Physical Education Instructor
Tim Hunter, Head Coach: V. Cross Country, V. Track; Health
Mark Kessler, Health; P.E.
Carol MacPhail, Director of Dance
John Raynor, Athletic Director, Head Coach Boy's V. Basketball
Craig Smith, Physical Education Instructor
Joan Ward: Physical Education and Dance Instructor
Shannon Wigginton: Associate Athletic Director; P.E.
The Physical Education Department has a variety of elective courses in addition to the Freshman Core Curriculum (PE 9).
The freshman curriculum is aligned with the Content Standards which covers aquatics, team and individual activities, combatives,and dance. Fitness Components aligning with the State fitness testing run throughout the program.
Fitness Testing: Body composition, push ups, situps, trunk lift, sit and reach, mile run; VO2 max is calculated by the State.
All students must pass 5 out of 6 tests to pass the Fitnessgram. If the student does not pass a test, for any reason (including medical reasons), that test is considered to be a "not passed" test. No exceptions per State mandate. Severely disabled students who have an IEP stating that they do not take the PFT will be considered to have "not passed" the PFT. There is no "Opt Out" provision with the PFT.
Those who do not pass 5 out 6 of the tests cannot be granted a waiver to take their second year of PE during any of their remaining years in high school (10, 11, or 12). They must enroll in PE their sophomore year. (Refer to CA SB 78)
Health is a required course for Freshman.
Dance 1 - open to all students.
Dance 2, 3, 4, 5: enrollment is by audition only. See Mrs. MacPhail home page for more informaton. Participation in the productions is mandatory. Freshman must take dance for Fine Arts credit and enroll in PE 9. 10-12 graders may take dance for Physical Education credit or Fine Arts credit.
Nets: badminton, tennis, pickleball, volleyball (alternate sports: basketball and floor hockey)
Weights: training in spotting, fitness, weight lifting
Yoga: Yoga Fitness including stretching, strength training, power walking, and yoga postures
Basketball Conditioning: for advanced basketball students. See Mr. Raynor
Sport Conditioning: training for football and other athletes; only offered 6th period; by approval only; must be in a sport whose matches/games are right after school; must have been on the team the previous year.
Team Sports: dodge ball, floor hockey, field sports and more
Grading Policy: See attached
Athletic PE: See the webpage