District Announcements

  • Nyack Schools Launch a NEW early childhood literacy program to help babies learn and thrive in the first 3 years of life.

    The NYACK BASICS launched on January 8th, 2018.  Over 150 school community leaders, early childhood educators and county service providers joined together in Hilltop Auditorium to kick off this new initiative lead by Superintendent James Montesano and Assistant Superintendent Winsome Gregory. 

    The District welcomed Chancellor Betty Rosa, Regent Judy Johnson and Regent Luis Reyes from the NY State Department of Ed for a tour of the schools.  Founder of The Boston Basics and Harvard Economist Ron Ferguson lead the the day as keynote speaker. The District plans to implement The Nyack Basics and support a community-lead campaign to help ensure that all children read by the third grade.

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  • A letter from the Superintendent was emailed to all District families and staff today, Jan. 4 RE: a situation at the high school

    Please see the attached letter from Dr. James Montesano, Superintendent of Schools.

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  • Please take note of the FERPA form that was sent out to all District families in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole

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  • 2017 PRIDE Survey Results were presented to the Board of Ed. and Community on Tuesday, Nov. 28th. The Power Point is attached, here...

    OCADA (Our Community Against Drug Abuse) Coalition will present outcomes and insights from our most recent PRIDE Survey results. 

    The PRIDE Survey was given county-wide to 8th and 11th grade students in the Spring of 2017.  Results and analysis provide important information to the school community regarding substance use, availability, perception of risk and trends among our youth.  To find out more about OCADA, please visit www.ocadacoalition.org

     

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Physical Education

Nutrition and Physical Activity Resources
 
NUTRITION...
Dietary Guidelines for Americans: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/
Fruits and Veggies Matter: http://www.5aday.org/index.htm Healthy Habits/Healthy Kids: http://www.wellpoint.com/healthy_parenting/index.html
 
NUTRITION FOR KIDS....
BAM! Body and Mind: http://www.bam.gov/ Dole Download Coloring Books: http://www.5aday.org/html/kids/rainbow_downloads.php
 
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY:
Inside the Pyramid...What is physical activity? http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/physical_activity.html
Map My Run, Fin

NYACK HIGH SCHOOL TO IMPLEMENT PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVES BEGINNING IN THE FALL OF 2010!!!

As a society we currently face a health crisis. Obesity rates among all citizens, specifically children, are skyrocketing. Obesity and other health problems that are brought about by sedentary lifestyles are important obstacles that need be climbed. An intelligent, well reasoned physical education curriculum that can be implemented is a necessity in fighting this battle. The objectives in these courses are backed by research and data, while the activities are designed to stimulate the enjoyment and appreciation of movement; to get and keep students’ moving over the course of their lives. Personalizing goals through the use of percentiles makes goals real and attainable for students, not intimidating. In order to stem the tide of our rising health crisis, lifestyle changes need to be implemented. These courses will illustrate the importance of maintaining a positive fitness level, teach enjoyable options and instill an appreciation of movement.

The following electives will be offered:

Weight Training – Offered to 9-10 and 11-12 separately

The weight training course focuses on resistance training and other training principles as a means of increasing strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. The major objective of this course is to provide students the opportunity to improve their self-esteem and physical fitness levels through the use of a variety of training exercises. Upon completion of this course a student should have the basic knowledge to create a good workout program that he or she can follow for a lifetime of activity. Emphasis is placed on using both free weights and machines in conjunction with a training program. Along with resistance training other activities include plyometrics, aerobics and rope jumping.

Competitive Team Sports - Offered to 9-10 and 11-12 separately
This course offers a more competitive alternative to the general physical education setting. Students will learn history and rules for Touch Football, Softball, Floor Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Wall Ball, Speedball, and Rugby. Students will learn specific training techniques for each sport and participate in a tournament at the end of each unit.

Lifelong Athletics – Offered to everyone (9-12 in same class)
This course is for students who enjoy individual activities and puts strong emphasis on developing and
maintaining personal performance of lifelong activities such as badminton, tennis, Ping Pong, pickle ball, archery, golf, archery, yoga, Pilates, lawn games –(bocci, ladder ball, croquet, washers), bowling, orienteering, strength and cardiovascular training, self defense, and CPR training.

Core Fitness Offered to everyone (9-12 in same class)
This physical education elective is for students interested in increasing their knowledge about wellness and the status of their personal health. Students will be actively engaged in age and gender specific physical fitness testing and training to promote increased endurance, strength, flexibility and agility.
Healthy nutrition practices are another important component of the course. Students will be challenged to develop training programs that are specific to activities and sports while learning that core development is essential to training.

CardioYogaLates Offered to everyone (9-12 in same class)
This is a fully inegrated physical conditioning course featuring cardiovascular, muscular strength and flexibility training. By incorporating yoga, Pilates and aerobic conditioning into the curriculum, students will focus on all aspects of fitness and improve their overall physical health.

Outdoor Education Offered to 11-12 only
This course is designed to teach the student an appreciation of the great outdoors. Units covered in this course will include orienteering, topography map reading skills, backpacking, hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, archery, snowshoeing and rock climbing.

d A Run, Log My Training: http://www.mapmyrun.com/
Calculate Your Body Mass Index: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/
 
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P.E. ELECTIVES: