Physical Education

Mission: Physical Education

The Garden City Physical Education program is based upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity. Our mission is to empower all students to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.  The Garden City High School Physical Education curriculum is a sequential educational program. It is based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and nonthreatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged and successful. We aim to provide every student with a wide variety of physical activities and challenges that will contribute to the development and maintenance of their physical, cognitive, and affective well being. Ultimately students will be provided with the foundation for making informed decisions that will empower them to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. 

Congratulations to senior's Drusilla Falco and Robert Wotczak who recently received the Nassau Zone of NYS AHPERD most outstanding physical education student award.  The students attended the award dinner with Physical Education teacher Mr. Ray Chaputian and Physical Education teacher Ms. Kerin Boghosian. The criteria of these awards are students who exemplify and demonstrate an understand of the NYS Learning Standards of Health and Physical Education by exhibiting a physically active lifestyle, both during and outside of school. They demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior - including good sportsmanship, character, civility and citizenship. Drusilla and Robert also demonstrate leadership and are positive role models on their peers. The physical education department is so proud of Drusilla and Rob and would like to congratulate them for being the Physical Education Outstanding Students of the Year.

2012-2013 Winners: Molly Timmins & Aaron Miner

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What's Happening in Physical Education?
Current units in Physical Education are: Mountain Biking, Golf, Tournament Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Baseball/Softball Batting Practice,

Educators say yoga can give students an academic boost....
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Physical activity may increase students' cognitive control -- or ability to pay attention -- and also result in better performance on academic achievement tests, according to research led by a kinesiology and community health expert, read more -

What is Physical Education? Physical Education is an important component of each student’s school experience.  Physical wellness and psychomotor skills are developed through a variety of activities.  As a young adult, it is important to acquire and refine skills that will enhance quality of life through a physically active and healthy habits.

Why it is not ‘Gym’ class? Years ago, ‘Gym’ class was typified by practices such as: outdated uniforms, militant style command teaching, humiliation of the less skilled/ glorification of those athletically gifted, and focus on ‘team sports for the now’. 

Congrats to Mr. Heedels HS teacher of the year and to Ms. Boyd Elementary Teacher of the year.
Congrats to two of our PE teachers in the district for winning Teacher of the year.
Ms. Boyd (Stewart School
) and Mr. Heedles (HS)

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