6-12 Department Updates - Health and Physical Education
At Neptune Middle School, Mr. Smith’s Health students are creating cardio fitness routines in order to keep fit and demonstrate how to lose weight in a healthy manner. During P.E. classes, students are working towards fitness goals for cardiovascular endurance by running warm up laps and increasing their time on a weekly basis. Students are working towards the goal of running a mile.
Mrs. Grippo at Neptune High School organized a “Go Red for Women” campaign, raising $405 for the American Heart Association. Each person who donated signed a heart for themselves or in memory of someone who they lost due to heart disease. Members of the Physical Education staff wore red in support of the event.
During the Physical Education classes, teachers promote fitness in each and every lesson. Students begin each class with a warm up activity, focusing on cardiovascular health and proper stretching. After warm-ups, students have been engaging in a wide range of athletic activities. Mr. Frederick’s class has been promoting cardio workouts by playing handball. Ms. Dunbar’s Adaptive PE class has been working together with Mrs. Grippo’s 11th Grade P.E. class on their floor hockey unit, where students support each other to have fun and remain active. Other classes have been actively engaged in units on swimming, dance and volleyball.
Ms. D’Ambrosias 7th graders participated in an alcohol simulation project. Students tried to complete everyday activities while wearing googles to simulate being intoxicated at various levels.
Recently, Ms. D’Ambrosia’s 8th grade health classes all became CPR certified. Thanks to Meridian Health and Nurse Chaballa for making this opportunity a reality for our students!
Students are just completing their Basketball Unit in Physical Education classes. In class, students are seen leading basketball activities ranging from vigorous to moderate using the skills that they learned from last week’s lessons. Pictures submitted by Ms. Wilson and the Neptune Middle School PE Department.