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- Sara Beabout was awarded the 2013 Simon McNeely Health Educator of the Year
- Jimmy Little was awarded the 2014 MAHPERD Middle School Teacher of the Year
- Julius West Physical Education has been recognized as a Maryland State Demonstration Program for the 2014-2019 school years.
"Our mission is for ALL students to become health and physically literate by establishing a growth mindset that drives health habits, movement, and positive relationships"
(Julius West M.S. Physical Education Department, 2018-2019)
What is Physical Literacy?
- Development of decision making, problem solving, and physical skills through a variety of movement opportunities.
- Demonstration of knowledge and positive relationship skills through movement, speaking, writing, and listening.
- Maintain healthy habits.
- Continually work to improve our bodies.
- Develop our mental capacity to succeed.
Our Approach Combines Tactical Games and Sport Education which:
Fosters teamwork, problem solving, and creative thinking, and
Improves communication and social skills.
- 2021-2022 Health and PE BTSN Slide Presentation
- 2021-2022 Health and PE Syllabus
- 2021-2022 JW PE Grading Rubrics Document
- 2021-2022 Sport Ed. Contract
- 2021-2022 HPE Procedures
- Lifetime Wellness Elective Description
- Middle School Curriculum Page
- MCPS Physical Education Homepage
Health Education is a nine week course included in the Physical Education program. The goal of Health Education is to develop lifelong health enhancing behaviors and promote self-reliance and self-regulation for all students. MCPS curriculum is aligned with the National Health Education Standards.
As part of the IB Middle School Programme we strive to empower students to make healthy life choices, fostering the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will contribute to a student’s balanced and healthy lifestyle. This subject area also offers many opportunities to build positive interpersonal relationships that can help students to develop a sense of social responsibility. Students will be assessed in the following areas:
- A: Knowing and understanding - Students develop knowledge and understanding about health and physical activity in order to identify and solve problems.
- B: Planning for performance - Students through inquiry design, analyse, evaluate and perform a plan in order to improve performance in physical and health education.
- D: Reflecting and improving performance - Students enhance their personal and social development, set goals, take responsible action and reflect on their performance and the performance of others.
Participation in the unit is “passive.” This means students are automatically enrolled in the unit unless the permission form is returned back with “opt out” of the unit. Each student will receive the letter home for families to view. 6th graders do not participate in the Family Life and Human Sexuality and Disease Prevention and Control units.
Family Life and Human Sexuality Letters:
Content Specialist: James (Jimmy) Little
Jeff Brink, Physical Education and Wellness
Alexis Felix, Physical Education and Wellness
Sara Beabout, Health Education
Elizabeth Whitney, Health Education
Chris Tao, Physical Education
Ligia Valladares, Physical Education
Leanne Digbeu, Physical Education
Isabel Chang, Physical Education
Michelle Macleod, Physical Education
Staff members can also be found in the Staff Directory