The mission statement of the MCHS Health and Physical Education Department is to teach quality Health and P.E. classes and promote wellness through fitness, skills and lifetime activities in a safe environment.
Philosophy - Physical, Social, Mental
Pennsylvania Department of Education Academic Standards
- High School Gym
- Wellness Center
- Weight Room
- Wrestling Room
- Track and Field
- Softball Field
- Baseball Field
- Park Cross Country Trail
- Take Roll / Instant Activity
- Dynamic Warm Up / Review / Stretch / Conditioning
- Cool Down / Review
- Wrap Up / Clean Up
Health – grades 7, 8 and 10
Physical Education Units of Study (grades 7-12)
Volleyball, Badminton, Pickleball, Golf, Archery, Fitness, Strength Training, Dance, Basketball, Speed Ball, Bowling, Eclipse Ball, Dodge Ball, Wiffleball, Flag Football, Indoor/Outdoor Soccer, Hiking, Floor Hockey, Swimming, etc.
Health - The overall condition of an organism at a given time. Soundness, especially of body or mind; freedom from disease or abnormality. A condition of optimal well-being
Physical Activity – forms of exercise or movement.
Physical Exercise – participation in physical activity in order to develop or maintain physical fitness and overall health.
Physical Fitness - A set of attributes that are either health related or performance (or skill) related. Health related fitness comprises five components of fitness (Body Composition, Cardiovascular, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, Flexibility).
Purpose of HPE
Wellness - The condition of good physical and mental health, especially when maintained by proper diet, exercise, and habits. The quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, esp. as the result of deliberate effort. An approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.
Recommendations for Physical Activity for youth and teens
Children and adolescents should do 60 minutes (1 hour) or more of physical activity each day. Reference: CDC
Pennsylvania Physical Education guidelines:
National Association for Sport and Physical Education guidelines for quality physical education suggest a minimum of 225 minutes per week, with at least 50% of class time in moderate to vigorous physical activity. Reference: NASPE
n “Without health and fitness, wealth is without value, knowledge is useless, art cannot become manifest and music cannot be played.” Herophilus, the father of scientific anatomy, 3000 B.C.