Health and Physical Education

Boys Office: (301) 649-2841
Girls Office: (301) 649-2842
Athletics: (301) 649-2840
Resource Teacher: Rob McMahon
Robert_McMahon@mcpsmd.org

Please note! Questions regarding Athletics and Blair's sports teams should be directed to the Athletics Director, Rita Boule: (301) 649-2840 – Rita_J_Boule@mcpsmd.org

The Staff:

  • Rita Boule – Health Education – Rita_J_Boule@mcpsmd.org
  • Emanuel Charles – Foundations of Sport and Fitness / Specialty Basketball Physical Education / Specialty Weights Physical Education – Emanuel_E_Charles@mcpsmd.org
  • Spencer Feeney – Foundations of Sport and Fitness / Specialty Soccer Physical Education – Spencer_G_Feeney@mcpsmd.org
  • Lauren Gonzalez – Health Education / Specialty Dance Physical Education – Lauren_A_Gonzalez@mcpsmd.org
  • Louis Hoelman –Foundations of Sport and Fitness– Louis_H_HoelmanIII@mcpsmd.org
  • John MacDonald – Health Education – John_R_MacDonald@mcpsmd.org
  • Rob McMahon – Specialty Weights Physical Education – Robert_McMahon@mcpsmd.org
  • Heather Nelson – Health Eduation / Foundations of Sport and Fitness / Specialty Dance Physical Education – Heather_M_Nelson@mcpsmd.org
  • Damon Pigrom – Health Education / Honors Heath Education – Damon_L_Pigrom@mcpsmd.org
  • Carrie Roberts – Specialty Dance Physical Education / Health Education – Carrie_S_Roberts@mcpsmd.org

Grading Policy and Participation Rubric

The Courses:

Required

All students must take the 1/2 credit (1 semester) Comprehensive Health Education course in the 10th grade. All students must also complete 1 credit (2 semesters) of Physical Education in order to graduate.

Comprehensive Health Education (10th grade; 1/2 credit; 1 credit; may also be taken at the honors level) – Students address issues in seven topics that include mental health; tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; personal and consumer health; nutrition and fitness; safety and injury prevention; family life and human sexuality; and disease prevention and control. Although this course is required for graduation, it contains two units, family life and human sexuality and AIDS prevention education, that require parental permission for students under age 18 years who participate in these units. The permission for for this class is available here.

Physical Education – Courses currently offered in P.E. include Foundations of Sport and Fitness, Specialty Basketball, Weight Training, Advanced Weight Training, Soccer, Dance, and Group Fitness. For more information on Blair's Physical Education policies, goals, and program information, please click here (en español).

Electives

There is one health course in the P.E. curriculum that may be selected as an elective, in addition to the two required courses above:

Family Life and Human Development (11th/12th grades; 1/2 credit; Prerequisite: Comprehensive Health Education) – This course is intended to help students gain a greater understanding of human sexuality and obtain accurate information needed for intelligent and responsible decision making. Major topics include self-concept, interpersonal relationships, human reproduction, pregnancy prevention, pregnancy and childbirth, sexually transmitted diseases, child maltreatment, aging, family in a cross-cultural setting, and the economics of family life. This course does not satisfy the Heath Education graduation requirement.