Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mr. Timothy Tvardzik, Mr. Anthony Bonaventura and Mr. Dennis Whalen  make up the staff at High Horizons.
The Physical Education Program at High Horizons Magnet School consists of several aspects of physical activity, including movement, sports, swimming and adventure-based learning. The school has a full-size gymnasium, exercise room, an Olympic-size swimming pool and climbing elements, which are taught to grades 4-8.
 The Physical Education department sponsors several events , which include physical activity and volunteerism. The events are"Jump Rope for Heart" and "Hoops for Heart" program for the American Heart Association, the MDA Hop-a-thon for Muscular Dystrophy and Swim Across the Sound for St.Vincent's Hospital to fight  cancer. Parents and volunteers are invited to attend and show support for all the children, "Field Day," and March Madness basketball for the students, parents and teachers to increase school spirit.

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL) ,the students are involved in a school-based nutrition and fitness initiative called Fuel Up to Play 60.  The initiative gets students involved in creating a healthier school environment that promotes student health, learning and achievement. 


The students will take a pledge to choose healthier foods (including low-fat and fat-free dairy foods, fruits, vegetables and whole grains), get 60 minutes of physical activity every day, and then encourage their friends, family and entire school to join them – and have fun too!

Fuel Up to Play 60 Pledge

Lead the Way and Join Fuel Up to Play 60!

Fuel:  I will energize my body and mind by eating healthy.

Play:  I will be active for 60 minutes each day.

Fuel Up to Play 60:  I will eat healthy, be active and have fun with my friends to help make my school an even better place.