This semester class gives students an opportunity to participate in numerous individual and group physical education activities, including fitness training, weight training, track events, walking/jogging, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, and a wide variety of ball games. Students are assessed on the basis of participation, skill development, and procedure/rule knowledge. In addition, all students participate in the national Presidential Physical Fitness Assessment.
This semester course increases student competency in the individual physical education activities introduced in Freshman Physical Education and develops student competency in other lifelong fitness and recreation activities. These activities may include yoga, Pilates, bocce ball, croquet, badminton, golf, pickleball, and horseshoes. Students are assessed on the basis of participation, progress, and leadership.
This semester course increases student competency in the group physical education activities introduced in Freshman Physical Education. Students should be comfortable competing in various group activities requiring strategy, skilled performance, and enhanced fitness. Students are assessed on the basis of participation, skill development, strategic knowledge, individual/team performance, and leadership ability.
This course is designed to help high school students develop more awareness and responsibility regarding their personal health and well being. We will focus on the relationship that exists between physical, mental and social health. Topics will include mental/emotional health, causes and prevention of disease, nutrition, media literacy, sexuality, first aid, and substance abuse. Emotional health and self-governance will be the underlying themes of this course. Successful completion of this course is required for graduation.
It is preferred that this course be taken in grade 10, but can be taken in grades 11 or 12 if necessary to meet health requirement.
This semester elective gives juniors and seniors who meet the prerequisites the opportunity to assist the P.E. teachers in the 9th and 10th grade Physical Education courses. Interns will provide clerical assistance (e.g., recordkeeping), peer support, and occasional supervision, under the direction of the P.E. staff.
Prerequisites: Freshman Physical Education and Fitness/Recreation or Fitness/Competition and approval of the P.E. staff. Approval will be based on the potential intern's performance in the physical education courses, demonstrated leadership skills, exhibited knowledge of various fitness/recreation activities, and strong academic standing.
This very demanding college-level course is designed to give the student an introduction to prehospital emergency care, leading to licensure as a Basic EMT. The student will become competent in basic Human Anatomy and Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology and appropriate care of the sick and injured. Practical topics covered include patient assessment skills, airway management and oxygen administration, CPR, spinal immobilization, shock management, bandaging and splinting, and medication administration.
The academic work load and content of this course are very challenging intellectually, physically, and emotionally. Be sure that you are ready and willing to work and live up to the demands of the curriculum. There is a heavy reading volume and numerous assessments.
Upon successful completion of both the practical and online exams conducted by MEMS and NREMT respectively, a student may apply to Maine EMS for Basic EMT license; under 18 years of age can be licensed if he/she plans to join an EMS service with a State approved Junior Supervision Plan such as Falmouth Fire-EMS Department.
Some "outside of the school day" time may be required for particular training segments.
Note: it is currently under discussion whether this will remain a "one period-one credit" course or be a "double period-2 credit" course.
This course description is based on Southern Maine Community College Course EMT-101. By agreement with SMCC, and with SAT or Accuplacer scores acceptable to SMCC, FHS student will dual-enroll at SMCC and, in so doing, be eligible to earn 5 SMCC credits upon successfully passing the course. SMCC dual-enrollment and final course average of 75 or above is required for student to be eligible to take licensing exams.
Prerequisites: Preference may be given to students who have a strong academic background or a vested in interest in the field and will be 16 years of age by or near the end of the course.