Fitness, Safety & Wellness

Our Mission Statement

Our Shared Vision


Contact Us

Mr. Jeff Jackson   X5132   jjackson@franklinregional.k12.pa.us

Mr. Bill Besser X5034   bbesser@franklinregional.k12.pa.us

Miss Pam Poholsky   X5036   ppoholsky@franklinregional.k12.pa.us

Mrs. Bobbi Stevens   X5035   bstevens@franklinregional.k12.pa.us

Mr. Greg Sill   X5037   gsill@franklinregional.k12.pa.us


Courses Offered

Grade 9

Fitness

Grade 9, 10, 11, 12

Adaptive Physical Education

Grade 10

Wellness

Grade 10/11

Fitness

Team Sports

 Grade 11/ 12 Fitness Electives

Personal Fitness & Self Defense

Student Body

Weight Training

Football-Basketball-Volleyball

Team Sports

Lifetime Recreational Activities

Contract Fitness Program



Course Descriptions

 9 FITNESS

Semester/Required                        Credit .5
Grades 9

 This course is a combination of performance and theory designed to improve health-related and skill-related fitness through regular physical activity.  Students will be introduced to basic fundamentals, skills, and comprehension of team and individual sports, recreational and lifetime activities, and an introduction of basic personal fitness.  Students will be evaluated on their effort of participation, skills, fitness testing, written self-assessments, peer teaching and demonstrations, written examinations, development and implementation of personal fitness program, and teacher assessments of their personal attributes and qualities during instruction, practice, and peer social interactions.   The overall goal of this course is for students to enhance their level of physical fitness while developing an appreciation for new physical activities to incorporate in their lifestyles.

 

  ADAPTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Semester/PRN                                Credit .5

Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

 

This course is similar to 9/10 Fitness including swimming except smaller class size designed to concentrate on development in coordination, flexibility, strength, and enhanced physical fitness.  Students will demonstrate skills that are adjusted to meet their individual special needs. The students are evaluated based on teacher observations and instructional adaptations.

 

WELLNESS

Semester/Required                        Credit .5

Grade 10

 

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn about the physical, mental, social, emotional, and career aspects of health.  An emphasis is placed on the importance of making positive health-related decisions and incorporating good personal health habits that lead to a higher quality of life.  Content areas include: Mental and Emotional Health, Mental Disorders, Stress Management, Communication Skills, Drugs and Alcohol, Nutrition, First Aid and Safety, Disease Prevention/Human Sexuality, and Parenting.  Students will be evaluated through peer teaching and demonstrations, individual and group work, cooperative activities, written and oral examinations and presentations, and research reports.

 

10/11 FITNESS

Semester/Required                        Credit .5
Grades 10/11

 

This course is a combination of performance and theory designed to improve health-related and skill-related fitness through regular physical activity.  Students will review the basic skills, strategies and knowledge of the rules necessary to participate in team sports, personal fitness, recreational, and lifetime activities.  Students will be evaluated on their effort of participation, skills, fitness testing, written self-assessments, peer teaching and demonstrations, written examinations, development and implementation of personal fitness program, and teacher assessments of their personal attributes and qualities during instruction, practice, and peer social interactions. The overall goal of this course is for students to attain an improved level of physical fitness while developing an appreciation for new physical activities to incorporate in their lifestyles.

 

10/11 TEAM SPORTS

Semester/Required                        Credit .5
Grades 10/11

This course is a combination of performance and theory designed to improve health-related and skill-related fitness through regular physical activity. Students will review the basic skills, strategies and knowledge of the rules necessary to participate in team sports and personal fitness.  Students will be evaluated on their effort of participation, skills, fitness testing, written self-assessments, peer teaching and demonstrations, written examinations, development and implementation of personal fitness program, and teacher assessments of their personal attributes and qualities during instruction, practice, and peer social interactions.   The overall goal of this course is for students to attain an improved level of physical fitness while developing an appreciation for new physical activities to incorporate in their lifestyles.

 

PERSONAL FITNESS and SELF DEFENSE

Semester/Elective                          Credit .5

Grades 11, 12

This course will focus on health-related physical fitness and personal safety.  Students will have the opportunity to engage in individual and team activities to improve or maintain their level of cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscle endurance and flexibility.  During warm weather class will be held outside and student input is an important part of selecting activities.  During cold weather activities will focus on yoga for fitness and relaxation, weight training, self-defense, and aerobics.  Students will be evaluated on their effort of participation, setting of and working towards short term and long-term goals, fitness knowledge, fitness testing, and development and implementation of a personal fitness program.

 

STUDENT BODY

Semester/Elective                          Credit .5

Grades 11, 12

This course provides hands on, multidisciplinary approach to personal fitness and nutritional wellness.  Students will develop the ability to assess their individual needs, understand how the body uses food for nutrition, and develop a complete individualized wellness plan for a healthier life style.  This class will meet in the gym 2 days for fitness development, in the Foods lab 2 days for nutritional planning and food preparation, and in the LGI room for theory 1 day a week.  Students will be evaluated on their effort of participation, skills, fitness testing, written self-assessments, peer teaching and demonstrations, individual and group work, written and oral examinations, lab work, development and implementation of personal fitness program, culminating projects, self and teacher assessments of their personal attributes and qualities during instruction, practice, and peer social interactions.

 

WEIGHT TRAINING

Semester/Elective                          Credit .5

Grades 11, 12

This course is a combination of performance and theory designed to improve health-related and skill-related fitness through a complete weight-training program.  Students will demonstrate skills, strategies and knowledge of enhanced diverse weight training exercises for their individual weight-training program, which are designed for improving personal fitness.  Students will be evaluated on their effort of participation, performance assessments, development and implementation of their personal weight-training program, self and teacher assessments of their personal attributes and qualities during instruction, practice, and peer social interactions.

 

FOOTBALL-BASKETBALL-VOLLEYBALL

Semester/Elective                          Credit .5

Grades 11, 12

 The course is a combination of performance and theory designed to enhance health-related and skill-related fitness through advanced vigorous high-impact physical activity.  Students will demonstrate skills, strategies and knowledge of enhanced diverse team sport activities for Football, Basketball, and Volleyball, which are designed for improving personal fitness.  Students will be evaluated on their effort of participation, fitness skills and development, written self-assessments, performance assessments, implementation of tournaments, rules and fair play, self and teacher assessments of their personal attributes and qualities during instruction, practice, and peer social interactions.

 

TEAM SPORTS

Semester/Elective                          Credit .5

Grades 11, 12

The course is a combination of performance and theory for enhancing health-related and skill-related fitness through advanced vigorous high-impact physical activity.  Students will demonstrate skills, strategies and knowledge of enhanced diverse team sport activities such as Basketball, Floor Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Speedball, and Volleyball, which are designed for improving personal fitness.  Students will be evaluated on their effort of participation, fitness skills and development, written self-assessments, performance assessments, implementation of tournaments, rules and fair play, self and teacher assessments of their personal attributes and qualities during instruction, practice, and peer social interactions.

 

LIFETIME RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Semester/Elective                          Credit .5

Grades 11, 12

 This course will expose students to a variety of recreational activities designed for improving health-related and skill-related fitness.  Students will demonstrate skills, strategies, and knowledge in a combination of the following activities: archery, badminton, bocce, bowling, golf, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, and other recreational activities. Students will be evaluated on their effort of participation, written self-assessments, performance assessments, implementation of tournaments, rules and fair play, self and teacher assessments of their personal attributes and qualities during instruction, practice, and peer social interactions.

 

FITNESS CONTRACT PROGRAM

Semester/Elective                          Credit .5

Grades 11, 12

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The course is a self-directed combination of advanced performance and higher-order theory designed to enhance health-related and skill-related fitness through a complete individual approved (contracted) fitness activity.  Students will complete an activity log and devise a narrative instructional video that demonstrates progress and enhancement of knowledge, skills, and strategies relating to their individual fitness program.  Students will be evaluated on their completion of their daily log, performance charts, self-assessments, attendance and participation at scheduled meetings with their fitness instructor, and completion of their instructional video consisting of warm-ups, drills, and competitions.