Middle School Health & Physical Education Course Descriptions

Learn about how to navigate the social, mental, emotional and physical changes that occur during adolescence. Critically think about why the body changes and how to respond and communicate in appropriate ways. Learn how to transform into a young, responsible, and independent adult.

This class is designed to assist students in obtaining accurate information, developing lifelong positive attitudes and behaviors, and making wise decisions related to their personal health. Units of study will include smoking/juuling, nutrition and eating disorders with an emphasis on making healthy choices and well-being.

Students will spend time learning about different types of drugs, including: Heroin, Fentanyl, Carfentanyl, Meth, Cocaine, Prescription Drugs, Marijuana, Alcohol, MDMA, and Club Drugs. Not only will students learn about consequences of use but particular attention is paid to the family, societal, and educational impacts. In addition, Sexually Transmitted Infections will be discussed. Prevention, spread, symptoms, treatment and statistics of the most commonly spread Sexually Transmitted Infections will be looked at.

The purpose of physical education is for students to develop an "orientation to lifetime fitness." To have an orientation to lifetime fitness, students need to develop the skills, knowledge, and attitude necessary to be physically active for a lifetime. This class focuses on using a variety of activities to engage students and get them moving in and out of school.  Greenfield Middle School physical education will help prepare students for high school and help students learn what it means to be physically active for a lifetime. All students are expected to participate in physical education classes to the best of their ability and demonstrate their competency in the class standards.