Health & Wellness
"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." ~ John F. Kennedy
If you have any questions please contact Melonie Bennett, Kindergarten through 12 Director of Health and Wellness, at 781-848-4000, ext. 7800 or email her.
Kindergarten Through 5
The Elementary Physical Education Program is aligned with The Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Frameworks and National Standards, which de-emphasizes competition, and re-emphasizes skill attainment and self-accomplishment, with every student involved at all times: physically, mentally, and socially. Students will learn the language of movement, so that they may apply basic strategies and skills to a variety of sports and wellness activities.
The Middle School Physical Education provides students the opportunity to learn through a developmentally appropriate, comprehensive sequentially planned physical education program aligned with the Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Frameworks. The physical education courses meet three times per cycle for the entire year. The program is designed to help:
- Students develop movement skill combinations and movement skill knowledge
- The assessment and maintenance of physical fitness to improve health and performance, and the requisite knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles and strategies
- The application of psychological and sociological concepts, including self-responsibility, positive social interaction, and group dynamics, in the learning and performance of physical activity
7th Grade Health
The seventh grade health education course meets three times per cycle for half the year. The curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Health Curriculum Framework to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to make healthy choices, responsible decisions, maintain positive attitudes and healthy bodies. The health content areas include:
- Alcohol and Other Drugs
- Conflict Resolution
- Disease Prevention
- Mental and Emotional Wellness
- Nutrition and Fitness
- Personal Health
- Personal Safety
- Violence Prevention
The Health and Wellness department aligns it's curriculum with the Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework. The goal of the department is to encourage students to develop active lifestyles for overall health benefits. This will enable students to develop to their fullest potential through the acquisition of daily living skills and the behaviors necessary to make good decisions in life. Through a diversified Physical Education program students are encouraged to develop skills and positive attitudes toward lifelong participation in exercise. Physical Education is a graduation requirement for all four years.
The Health Education program offers freshmen health and electives for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.