Stephanie Joannon- Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics
    & Nick Schratwieser- Assistant Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics
    Address: Schreiber High School
    Phone: 516-767-5990
    Instagram & Twitter: @PortWashHPE

    The Department of Health Education offers the students of Port Washington significant and meaningful experiences in Health Education. The curriculum focuses on providing students with the knowledge and tools to shape their lifestyles to be healthy and productive in current and future years.


    The teaching staff is extremely knowledgeable in the curriculum and its associated lesson activities. They possess a passion for teaching health and also for making connections with their students in a collaborative effort to prepare them for today’s current health trends and future lifestyle challenges. The staff offers students many in-class and out-of-class activities that reinforce the foundations and concepts of the curriculum content.


    It is the goal of the staff that all students leave the Port Washington School District with the knowledge and ability to live long, happy, and healthy lives for years to come. You are encouraged to use the links below to survey the health education program or to answer any questions you may have.


    Elementary K-5



    K         Handwashing                                       1st        Handwashing

                Stranger Danger                                               Stranger Danger

                Dental Health                                                   Good Touch/Bad Touch

                Overview of Body Systems                             Dental Health

                Sun Safety                                                       Nutrition

                Nutrition                                                          Sun Safety


    2nd       Infection Control                                 3rd        Infection Control/Immune System

                Stranger Danger                                               Overview of Body Systems

                Good Touch/Bad Touch                                    Skeletal System

                Family Changes/Differences                            Muscular System

                Dental Health                                                   Selfcare-Nutrition and Fitness

                Nutrition                                                          Medication Safety/Drug Awareness

                Sun Safety


    4th        The Immune System                            5th        Overview of Body Systems

                Nutrition                                                          Respiratory System

                HIV Awareness                                               Lung Dissection

                Environmental Health                                      Changes of Puberty

                Sun Safety                                                       HIV Awareness

                Stress Management                                          Tobacco Awareness







                Unit 1 – Introduction: Getting Started


                Unit 2 – The Health Triangle


                Unit 3 – Feeling Good

                ♦ Personality

                ♦ Feelings

                ♦ Self-esteem

                ♦ Stress

                ♦ Mental Health

                ♦ Mental Illness


                Unit 4 – Getting Along with Others

                ♦ Communication

                ♦ Friendship

                ♦ Conflict Resolution

                ♦ Sexual Harassment


                Unit 5 – Figuring out What’s Best for Me

                ♦ Goal Setting

                ♦ Decision Making

                ♦ Community Health Resources


                Unit 6 – Disease Prevention

                ♦ Communicable Diseases

                ♦ Non-Communicable Diseases

                ♦ AIDS Education

                ♦ Quackery


                Unit 7 – Recognizing Influences

                ♦ Peer Pressure Resistance Skills

                ♦ Tobacco

                ♦ Alcohol

                ♦ Other Drugs of Abuse


                Unit 8 – Adolescent Growth and Change

                ♦ Puberty

                ♦ Male Reproductive System

                ♦ Female Reproductive System

                ♦ Contraception and Abstinence

                ♦ Sexually Transmitted Diseases




    1.         Personal Safety-Thrills and Skills

                A.  Self-Awareness

                B.  Goal Setting

                C.  Tolerance and Respect

                D.  Managing Myself (Time, Anger and Stress)

                E.  Resolving Conflicts Peacefully

                F.  Anti-Bullying

                G.  Internet Safety-Cyberbullying

                H.  Risky Behaviors and Risk Assessment

                I.  Community Health Resources


    2.         Substance Abuse Prevention

                A.  Decision Making Skills

                B.  Alcohol

                C.  Tobacco

                D.  Other Drugs of Abuse

                E.  Understanding Addiction and Rehabilitation


    3.         Family Dynamics

                A.  Family Role

                B.  Cultural Diversity

                C.  Parent-Teen Communication

                D.  Child Abuse Prevention

                E .  Coping with Family Problems (Divorce, Death, Illness, etc.)


    4.         Wellness

                A.  Nutrition

                B.  Nutritional Disorders

                C.  Interpreting Food Labels

                D.  Components of Fitness

                E.  Developing a Personal Eating and Exercise Program


    5.         Sexuality

                A.  Decision Making

                B.  Abstinence

                C.  Date Rape

                D.  Relationships

                E.  AIDS and STDs

                F.  Pregnancy Prevention

                G.  Sexual Harassment


    6.         Community Service Activities

                A.  School Beautification Project

                B.  Donation of Old Cell Phones

                C.  Food Drives






    1.         CPR UNIT

                The goal of this unit is to provide the student  with a basic understanding of

    cardiovascular disease, risk factors, prevention, and cardiopulmonary  resuscitation.  Heimlich Maneuver skills are developed and American Heart

    Association Heartsaver AED certification is awarded.


    2.         MENTAL HEALTH

                The goal of this unit is to provide students the opportunity to develop a better

                understanding of their behavior and their adjustments to life situations.  Problems

                such as suicide, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, depression, family conflicts, stress,

                violence, peer pressure, low self-esteem and mental illness is discussed.

                Emphasis is placed upon developing positive problem-solving techniques and

                effective coping skills.  Professional help and other school and community

                resources for mental health problems are outlined.  In addition, an introduction to

                the psychosocial aspects of death and dying are presented.


    3.         SUBSTANCE ABUSE

                The goal of the unit is to present the students with a variety of facts, attitudes,

                values and behaviors regarding drug use, non-use and abuse that will enable them

                to make constructive health decisions.


                a.  Smoking and Related Diseases – A comprehensive study of the effects of

                    smoking and the immediate and long-term hazard to one’s health status.

                    Techniques on how to quit smoking are presented.  A study of the related

                    respiratory diseases, cancers and cardiovascular diseases are discussed.


                b.  Alcohol – This unit is a study of the physical, psychological and social causes

                     and consequences of alcohol abuse.  Topics such as peer pressure,

                     decision-making and drunk driving are included.  The disease of alcoholism is

                     discussed and treatment programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Alateen

                     are presented.


                c.  Other Common Drugs of Abuse – The problems of use and abuse of

                     marijuana, narcotics, hallucinogens, stimulants, depressants and inhalants,

                     steroids and designer drugs.


    4.         HUMAN SEXUALITY

                This unit is designed to assist students in developing responsible, positive and

                accepting attitudes and behaviors about their own sexuality and that of others.  A

                study of reproductive biology (including conception through delivery), family         

                planning, psychosexual development, decision-making skills and date rape

                prevention are presented.  Abstinence is emphasized as a preventative measure for

                sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.