BMS Health and Physical Education Department

Welcome to the Health and Physical Education department home page. Health and Physical Education classes are taught at 6th, 7th and 8th grade and offered to all 3 grades during both semesters.

Please click on the following links to access further information (coming soon)

Mr. Matthew Bielefeld / P.E.
Mrs. Emily Slepsky/Health
Mrs. Carolyn Whyte / P.E.
Mr. John Whitehead/Health

Course Descriptions

6th grade health is designed to educate students in the basic terminology and skill sets relating to health. The information in 6th grade will be expanded and utilized into deeper thinking and understanding with each progressive grade level. Health topics include first aid/CPR, mental/emotional health, social health, physical health, body systems, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, safety and family life.

7th grade Health is designed to educate students on healthy lifestyle choices using a variety of activities. Units consist of mental, emotional and social health; growth and development; personal health; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; and accident prevention and safety. Students will also experience units on life skills, family life, and hunter’s education.

8th grade Health is designed to educate students on different systems of the human body using a variety of activities and units. Other units consist of consumer health; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; and accident safety and prevention. At the 8th grade level students will have units in life skills, and family life. Health is designed to give students an active role in protecting, maintaining, and improving their daily lives.

Physical Education is taught for a semester in 7th and 8th grades. The Physical Education classes are designed to provide students with a multitude of activities to enhance their physical fitness levels. These activities range from team to individual; competitive to recreational; and dance. To aid in the monitoring of each student’s physical fitness level, a variety of tests and measurements are taken from the beginning of the semester and compared to the results from the end of the semester. These results are issued to the students at the end of the semester.

PE & Health Links

  • Atlas of the Body - Everyday health information for everyone. Illustrations of the nervous, circulatory, digestive, endocrine, reproductive, skeletal, muscular, lymphatic, respiratory, and urinary systems.
  • Body and Mind - Topics cover disease, fitness, and sports from the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Centers for Disease Control - Health and disease topics A to Z.
  • Epidemic! The World of Infectious Disease - The kids’ section of the American Museum of Natural History’s Web site, entitled “Infection, Detection, Protection,” has animated stories on infectious disease.
  • Health Finder - Gateway to U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. The hot topics are especially useful.
  • HealthWeb
  • Provides links to non-commerical Web sites on specific health topics, evalutated and selected by health sciences librarians.
  • Healthy Teeth - Produced by dentists, Healthy Teeth is designed for elementary aged students curious about the "why?" of oral health.
  • Kid’s Health - Covers major body systems, including digestive, muscular, respiratory, and skeletal.
  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information - World’s largest resource for current information and materials concerning substance abuse.
  • National Institute of Mental Health: Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Provides information on mental illnesses in children, mild to severe, including learning disabilities, clinical depression, eating disorders, autism, and suicide.
  • Mental Health Resources for a Healthy Mind and Body - Provides information on mental illnesses
  • Partnership for a Drug-Free America - Accurate, authoritative resources for information about illegal drugs and their consequences
  • PE Central - Resources on the site include health and PE lesson ideas, ready-to-print assessment ideas, adapted PE information, classroom management ideas, job center, professional and conference information, book and music store, discounted PE equipment specials, and links to other top health and PE sites.
  • The Pizza Explorer - Food chemistry, food processing, nutrition, and health benefits of pizza’s ingredients.
  • TEAM Nutrition - Learn to make healthy food and physical activity choices, including healthy eating at school, plus nutrition-related activities for the whole family.
  • USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference - Contains data for over 6,200 foods and 82 nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, lipids, and amino acids