Physical Education & Health

Jason Corsini
(401) 233-1930 x. 2769

Brian Iafrate
(401) 233-1930 x. 2737

Greta Lalli
(401) 233-1930 x. 2768

Scott Leonard
(401) 233-1930 x. 2737

Physical activity and comprehensive nutrition education are especially important for children.  Studies have shown that children who participate in quality physical education programs fare better physically and mentally than children who are not physically active.  Research also shows that teaching good nutrition skills early in life establishes habits that last a lifetime. For these reason the Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School is dedicated to providing our students with the skills necessary to leave a healthy lifestyle.

Please Note:  Students MUST pass Physical Education and Health with a 70% to be promoted to the next grade.

Phys. Ed. Dress Code

Due to the nature of Physical Education class in consideration for the safety of the students, street clothes and street shoes are not permitted during class activity


  • Students must change for Physical Education, example (shorts and T-shirt).
  • Students may not wear cutoffs, jeans, pajamas, sweat pants with the legs cut off or the baggy pants that hang below the knee or sleeveless shirts.
  • Shorts are not to be rolled down at the waist.
  • Clothing must be free of zippers, buttons and belt loops.
  • Sneakers/Tennis shoes are required with athletic socks at all times, sneakers having high heels or thick soles are not   permitted.
  • For outdoor activities, when the weather is cool, sweat pants and sweatshirts or a lightweight jacket may be worn.
  • Physical Education uniforms (shorts, T-shirts, sweat pants) are available at the school store.
  • Dress Code Policy will apply to Physical Education attire.

Health Curriculum

Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8
Mental Health Communication Personality Disorders
Values Communicable Diseases Stress Management
Decision Making Puberty / Abstinence Depression
Body Systems Sexually Transmitted Diseases Suicide
Reproduction Consumer Health Refusals
Puberty   Sexual Harassment
First Aid   STDs / Abstinence
    Eating Disorders

Physical Education Activities

Aerobics Badminton Basketball
Field Hockey Football Frisbee
Handball Hockey Lacrosse
Project Adventure Soccer Softball
Track Activities Volleyball Walking/Fitness
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