A survivor of the Holocaust, Ms. Dahme shared the story of how strangers saved her family from extermination.
The Health Education program at Pingry is designed to develop specific skills that are essential in maintaining emotional, mental, social, and physical health. Skills that are stressed include decision-making, communication, coping, and resistance. Students practice these skills as various health topics are addressed. Topics are presented factually, in the recognition that only accurate knowledge can lead to healthy decisions. Throughout Health Education courses students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills, will learn to assume responsibility for their own personal health, and will recognize and avoid risk-taking behaviors. Emphasis is placed on personal responsibility to make healthy choices.
Form III and IV students are required to complete one trimester of Health per year.
Homework assignments, quizzes, projects, and tests are assigned in Health 9 and 10, and students receive a letter grade (A, B, C, D, F) for these two courses.
Foundations of Sports Medicine is a trimester elective course offered through the Health Education department. The course is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and grading is pass/fail based upon the ability to complete specific competencies. Introduction to Physical Fitness is a prerequisite for this course.