The mission of Physical Education and Wellness Program at Old Colony High School is to encompass a well-balanced program that prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be physically fit and healthy for life in the 21st century. Growing scientific evidence demonstrates a significant connection between physical fitness and the cognitive, emotional, and social well-being of the individual, which makes regular participation in physical education more crucial to all aspects of life. Students will gain a fundamental understanding about the importance of lifelong fitness in a safe and enjoyable environment.
The Health Education program is designed to meet the National Health Education Standards. It addresses physical, social and emotional issues facing students to help them develop healthy lifestyles.
The Physical Education & Fitness program at Old Colony emphasizes the physical development of the individual and utilizes a variety of activities, both team and individual, which are designed to help students become lifelong participants of physical activity. In the units that are taught, students will learn important physical, social, and mental skills that they will be able to take with them and use in everyday situations. All students will receive quality instruction and assessments during each planned activity. Students must engage in all activities to achieve the best possible participation grade. Activities to be covered will include soccer, volleyball, basketball, badminton, weight training, yoga, floor hockey, flag football, wiffleball, kickball, ultimate frisbee, as well as other activities that will enhance movement. When leaving our program, students will have the knowledge, tools, and ability to become lifelong participants of physical activity, and practitioners of good health.
Freshmen Health provides students with a deeper understanding of age appropriate health issues, and equips them to better deal with the social and emotional adjustments of high school. In this trimester course, students will gain a fundamental understanding of the key concepts and practices of the components of health and wellness, effective communication/decision making, being a health literate consumer, alcohol/tobacco and other drugs, sexual decision making, mental health disorders, bullying, and suicide prevention.
Sophomore Health will assist students in gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to understand their personal physical fitness levels and health related needs to sustain a healthy and active lifestyle. In this trimester course, students will gain a fundamental understanding of the key concepts and practices of healthy growth and development, nutrition, physical fitness, stress management, healthy life skills and relationships, disease prevention and control, safety and injury prevention, violence prevention/conflict resolution, HIV/AIDS, and STIs.