Wellness 10



Scott Morneault 
Email: Morneaults@region10ct.org
Phone: 860-673-0423 x 15170

Our mission is to expose students to a multitude of successful and meaningful movement experiences while fostering an environment that is positive and safe both physically and emotionally.  It is our goal to empower students with the skills and concepts necessary to participate in responsible decision-making and demonstrate behaviors to improve and enhance the quality of their lives.  We are responsible to develop the whole learner, including critical thinking, literacy, physical, emotional, and social skills.  A strong focus is placed on healthy lifestyles and respect for lifelong physical activity.  In providing these opportunities, each student will be prepared to lead and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.



  • Why should you maintain a healthy, safe, and active lifestyle?
  • How do you demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior?

National Standards for Physical Education

Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

A physically educated person:

Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity.

Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

GRADING: See the grading rubric tab for specifics on grading. 

Assignments:  Homework, Journal Assignments, Assessments, Projects, and Quizzes.


Reflecting what you have learned in class will be a focus throughout this course.  There will be journal assignments where you will have the opportunity to reflect on the course, your health & fitness, and other relevant topics.  Written assignments should be handed in complete and ON TIME to receive full credit.  Late work will be penalized a letter grade for each school day it is late.


ATTENDANCE: (Absent, Class Make-ups):  Any absence from Wellness marked a zero on Powerschool.  If you choose, you will have the opportunity to earn the points back. Please see your Wellness teacher on various ways to earn points missed.  Class cuts and unexcused absences can not be made up.


Preparation:  Being prepared means:

  1. Being dressed appropriately for physical education class.  This includes:
    • An appropriate change of athletic clothing
    • T-shirt, sweatshirt, shorts, warm up pants, or sweatpants
    • Socks and sneakers that are tied correctly for safety
    • Appropriate clothing follows the LSM dress code. 

** If you are not dressed appropriately, you will be asked to change back into your street clothes and will lose credit for that class period.


Punctuality: Students are expected to be in the gym changed and ready to begin within 5 minutes of the bell. At the end of each class you should report back to the gymnasium and wait inside the gymnasium until the bell rings.

Locker Rooms:  Students are expected to use appropriate language and behavior while in the locker room.  Every student is assigned a locker and a lock to keep their valuables safe.  Please lock up your valuables. 

**Lewis Mills is not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen**


Topics covered in 10th grade Wellness


Healthy Heart Curriculum: FITT principle, levels of perceived exertion, heart rate monitors, nutrition and exercise, optimal performance for health and wellness. Cardiovascular endurance, core and upper body strength and endurance, flexibility

Fitness testing:  State of CT test: Mile Run, P.A.C.E.R. Test, Curl Ups, Push ups, Sit and Reach Test

Adventure education:  cooperation, team challenges, low elements, problem solving


Invasion games:  Pilo Polo.  Offensive and defensive strategies, individual skills, modified games

Functional Fitness

Healthy Relationships/Reducing the Risk:  decision making and refusal skills, STD/HIV awareness and prevention, abstinence, pregnancy prevention, birth control, self advocacy.


Functional Fitness: stability ball, band, and body weight exercises.  Total body/full workouts.


Substance Abuse:  refusal skills, prevention

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens


Orienteering: map reading, cooperation, outdoor education


Family Health History Project-genetic history, family diseases, prevention