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I have been teaching PE/Health at Portsmouth High School for 4 years.  This year, I am teaching 10th and 12th grade PE/Health.  I am also the Head Football Coach here at Portsmouth High School.  Please feel free to contact me at monizr@portsmouthschoolsri.org


Portsmouth High School

Health & Physical Education

Course Syllabus


Instructors:  Joel DeMarco (Department Head),  Ryan Moniz, Russell Forgue, Donna Ricci, Risha Pellegrino                                                                     


Phone Number:  401-683-2124

Extension Number:   


Department Philosophy:

The purpose of a comprehensive Health & Physical Education Curriculum is to assist each student to achieve wellness.  The focus of the program is to provide all students with the knowledge and skills needed to make independent and responsible decisions to meet the challenges of a changing society.  A comprehensive Health Education Curriculum also develops skills for daily living and prepares students for present and future roles in society.


Mission Statement:

Our mission is to promote and foster the concepts and skills needed to acquire and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle for the betterment of self and others in a fast paced, technological, and sedentary society.

Department Goals:

1. To encourage and foster students to accept responsibility for their learning.

2. To provide situations, activities, and opportunities for students to practice and develop health and wellness enhancing skills.

3. To promote the students development of teamwork, cooperation, sportsmanship, and communication skills.

4. To engage students in research, problem solving, goal-setting, critical thinking, and decision-making activities to promote and enhance knowledge related to health and wellness.

5. To foster students understanding, tolerance, and respect for themselves and others.

6. To provide students with opportunities and activities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.

7. To provide and promote opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge and skills to develop and encourage the implementation of a lifelong personal health and wellness plan


Course Outline:

Grade 10                                                                                     

Unit 1: Softball                                                             

Unit 2: Intro to Tennis  

Unit 3: Ultimate Frisbee/football      

Unit 4: Basketball    

Unit 5: Fitness  

Unit 6: Recreational Games     

Unit 7: Volleyball                                                                  

Unit 8: Indoor Soccer

Unit 9: Badminton  


Unit 10: CPR/First Aid                                                                       

Unit 11: Dating Violence      

Unit 12: Goal Setting  

Unit 13: Cardiovascular Disease                                                                       

Unit 14: Substance Abuse


Grade 12

Unit 1: Tennis

Unit 2: Golf


Unit 3: Recreation Games 


Unit 4: Health - Advanced 1st Aid


Unit 5: Family Life Education


Unit 6: HIV/AIDS


Unit 7: Dating Violence/Prevention


Unit 8: Fitness


Unit 9: Volleyball


Unit 10: Badminton/Pickle Ball

Unit 11: Archery


Unit 12: Fitness


Grading Categories

Area   Percentage

Performance Assessment   40%  

 PE Performance Assessment (5 points)

1.  Prepared for Class - 2 points

2.  Participation - 1 Point

3.  Sportsmanship - 1 Point

4.  Skill Proficiency - 1 Point

Tests 10%  

Quizzes 10%

Projects 20%

Written Assignment     10%

Skill Progression                  10%


Make-up Policy:  The student is responsible for the arrangement of make-up work with his/her instructor. Make –up work must be completed 5 school days prior to the end of the quarter.