MHS Health & Physical Education
What is the difference between Physical Education, exercise and physical activity?
Grade 9 Physical Education
The NASPE national standards in physical education indicate a need for "students to exhibit a physically active lifestyle" and understand that "physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction."
One of the units that freshmen students will be involved with during the winter term will be Personal Fitness. Students will assess their current levels of health related fitness (cardio-respiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility and body composition) using Fitnessgram assessment.
Students will evaluate their personal needs and explore different options to maintain or improve fitness levels. Some of the options will include: strength training using free weights, yoga, body weight exercises, cardio workouts and stretching. Students will be taught safe and effective ways to use the strength center as well as shown options for strength and cardio training at home.
The freshmen have completed a Volleyball unit and are just completing an introductory unit in Soccer. This unit focuses on basic soccer skills, game knowledge and physical conditioning. In addition students gain knowledge of soccer's origins in Mayan history.
Another unit of instruction the freshman are being introduced to is Lacrosse. Eye/hand coordination and teamwork are featured in this unit of instruction as well as Wisconsin's Native American contributions to the sport.
Grades 10-12 Physical Education
Winter PE provides students the opportunity to learn Classical Style/Diagonal Stride style of Cross Country Skiing. Students will learn how to traverse hills, how to dress appropriately for exercise in cold temperatures, select appropriately sized equipment and learn about the health benefits of Cross Country Skiing.
Strength and Conditioning
WIAA Referee/Officiating Certification
All PE students participate in pre and post fitness testing in the term. The School District of Mauston utilizes Fitnessgram. Fitnessgram tests measure five areas of health related fitness. These include aerobic capacity with an estimated Max VO2, body composition, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. We do not measure body fatness using skin fold measurements. At the completion of the battery of tests students are given a report that evaluates their results. Students are not graded on their fitness test results. There is a link below to further explain Fitnessgram.
Adaptive PE Teacher
Head Football Coach
Adaptive PE Teacher
Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor and WSI
Learn Grow Succeed
MHS follows block scheduling with 89 minute class periods. Classes meet every day for nine weeks. A typical class period consists of a twenty minute warm-up to focus on flexibility, core and upper body strengthening exercises and cardiovascular endurance. The remaining class time focuses on the unit of instruction.