Health and Physical Education Department
The focus of sixth grade is student's social health. The units cover the importance of family, how to make new friends, how to resist peer pressure, and how attitudes effect the students and others.
Seventh graders study the aspects of their physical health. Topics for this course include communicable diseases, noncommunicable diseases, tobacco, alcohol, nutrition, physical fitness, and taking responsibility for their health habits and decisions.
Mental health is the theme for the eighth grade health Class. The class covers many aspects of mental health ranging from mental illnesses and anxiety disorders to teen related issues such as abuse, suicide, homicide, and violence. AIDS is studied and includes the topics of how the disease is spread, the physiological affects on the body, methods of testing for HIV, opportunistic infections, and what treatments are available. A drug unit emphasizing abstaining from use incorporates information of commonly abused drugs, the nature of addiction, and what is involved with recovery. The class also includes the study of various emergency situations and first-aid procedures. Each week the students discuss current events relating to new discoveries and various other topics in the area of health.
Welcome to Northside Middle School. The physical education program at Northside involves grades 6, 7, and 8. The objective of the physical education program is provide an opportunity for the students to be physically active, develop necessary skills for activities, learn basic rules to team and individual sports, be able to show good sportsmanship, and to develop a plan to improve or maintain fitness levels.
All physical education students are required to dress in appropriate attire before the start of each class.
Appropriate dress for all students is
- White/Gray T-shirt with sleeves, Shirt should be long enough to tuck into pants
- Gym shorts or sweatpants
- White socks
- Gym shoes that tie, with regular sole
- Students should also have sweatshirts or jackets available when the weather is cool
Each unit is usually one to two weeks in duration. A unit at Northside consists of skill development, modified games, tournaments, skills tests, and written tests. Skill levels are all different; therefore, it is important for each student to work to the best of their ability to improve. Grades are earned through class participation.
Units to be taught this year:
- Flag Football
- Top Ten Titan Fitness Test
- Low organization games