Physical Education, Health, and Athletics
Director of Physical Education, Health & Athletics
Welcome to the Health, Physical Education, and Athletics page. Here is an overview of each department.
The mission of our physical education program is to provide each student
with the knowledge and skills to become independent learners so each
student can make informed decisions that will empower them to achieve
and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our physical education teachers
provide a safe learning environment for our students to participate in a
variety of physical activities. The curriculum will follow all the
national and state standards for physical education.
The objective of our health education program is to promote wellness,
health literacy, and positive healthy behaviors in our students. The
health education curriculum and instruction will help students learn
skills they will use to make healthy choices throughout their lifetime.
The goal of the health education program is to develop responsible and
mature decision making in all our students.
The West Hempstead School District understands that interscholastic
athletics play significant part of the educational process. The
combination of academics enhances the quality of students’ lives and
expands their options for learning and personal growth. Athletics
provide an educational opportunity in which students can learn essential
life lessons beyond those that can be learned in an academic classroom.
The West Hempstead School District believes that the essential
requirements for teamwork, the mental and physical challenges of
training and competition, and the experience of winning and losing
graciously and respectfully are important life lessons in every
student’s developmental experience. These lessons will serve students
well in the future. Coaches, parents and other members of the school
community will help students develop character by continually
discussing, modeling and reinforcing the desired attitudes and beliefs
over time. The West Hempstead School District also believes that
participation on an athletic team or teams demands a commitment that
involves both dedication and sacrifice. This is required not only of
student athletes, but also coaches and parents.
For more information, please contact Christopher Mistretta, Director of
Health, Physical Education, and Athletics at 516 390-3253 or firstname.lastname@example.org