Physical Education and Wellness Department assumes responsibility for assisting students in achieving proficiency in Middleborough High Schools Rubrics #3 (Analytical & Critical thinking), #4 (Collaborating), and #5 (Creating Original Products). We also acknowledge our collaborative efforts in reinforcing and supporting all of the other School wide rubrics.
The integrated program of physical education and health at Middleborough High School is designed to meet the general health and wellness needs of all students in their freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior years. In compliance with both the Massachusetts State Health Curriculum frameworks goals and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (N.A.S.P.E.) goals, the Physical Education and Welness program will prepare students to be active for life.
The classroom setting will provide students with opportunities to become knowledgeable in many areas, including the Massachusetts Comprehensive Health framework topics of Growth and Development, Physical activity and Fitness, Nutrition, Reproduction and Sexuality, Mental health, Family Life, Interpersonal Relationships, Disease Prevention and Control, Safety and Injury Prevention, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Substance Use/Abuse Prevention, Violence Prevention, Consumer Health and Resource management, Ecological Health, and Community and Public Health. The focus in this setting will be:
- Acquiring the knowledge needed to make informed, health-enhancing decisions
- Developing the skills related to health promotion, disease prevention, stress management and health maintenance
- Formulating an understanding of emotions and their effect on physical health
- Developing an understanding of the body and its systems, and how best to develop these systems in terms of overall health and longevity
- The laboratory setting will engage students in a variety of team and individual sports, games, and fitness activities (emphasizing lifetime activities) where the focus will be :
- Developing competence in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms
- Applying movement concepts and principles to understand and develop motor skills
- Leading a physically active lifestyle
- Maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness
- Behaving in ways that are personally and socially responsible in physical activity settings
- Understanding and respecting differences among people in physical activity settings
- Understanding that physical activity can provide enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction