middle school Health & Physical Education
Middle School (6-8): The middle school wellness program places an emphasis on developing the students’ ability to self-manage, communicate and think critically, creatively, and reflectively through physical activity and other health related tasks and assignments. New strategies and learning experiences that provide for opportunities for students’ active participation are always explored. Our health and physical education program is enhanced by after school activities provided through clubs, interscholastic, intramural, the YMCA and the town’s parks and recreation programming.
In middle school physical education, students participate in a variety of physical activities and experiences that prompt student understanding, application, and assessment of individual performance. Learning experiences focus on the demonstration and application of developmentally mature forms of fundamental movement skills, concepts and strategies of how the body moves in various situations, engagement in vigorous activity, fitness planning, and responsible behavior.
In middle school health education, students will learn the following: core concepts needed to stay healthy, information about products and services for health, skills to avoid or reduce health risks, ways to communicate effectively, and the use of the decision-making and goal-setting processes to enhance health. Students engage in a variety of learning activities that promote understanding, support the development of writing and reading, and prompt critical thinking and problem-solving skills in order to demonstrate the understanding of healthy lifestyle choices.
Our Middle School Team: The Health and Physical Education team consists of high quality educators that are experts in the health and wellness field. They are committed to providing learning experiences to assist students in making responsible choices associated with living a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle.
East Hartford Middle School:
Black, Marcie (6th and 7th Grade)
Craig, Michael, Team Leader (6th and 7th Grade)
Limeres, Jorge (7th and 8th Grade)
Montovani, Michael (6th and 7th Grade)
Samuels, Melissa (7th and 8th Grade)
Wood, Kyle (7th and 8th Grade)
Sunset Ridge School:
Charbonneau, Josh (6th-8th Grade)
Rondinone, Matt (6th Grade)