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Lauren DeAngelis
Physical Education, Health & Driver Education Department Chair



Linda Wilkie
Department Secretary


PE Medical Limitation Form

Excused Absence Make Up Assignemnt - PE Artilce Review Option

Top 10 Reasons Why You Need Physical Education

Reason 1: Regular Physical Activity Helps Prevent Disease

Reason 2: Regular Physical Activity Promotes Lifetime Wellness

Reason 3: Quality Physical Education Can Help Fight Obesity

Reason 4: Quality Physical Education Can Help Promote Lifelong Physical Fitness

Reason 5: Quality Physical Education Provides Unique Opportunities for Activity

Reason 6: Quality Physical Education Teaches Self-Management and Motor Skills

Reason 7: Physical Activity and Physical Education Promote Learning

Reason 8: Regular Physical Activity Participation Makes Economic Sense

Reason 9: Physical Education Is Widely Endorsed

Reason 10: Quality Physical Education Helps to Educate the Total Child





Physical Education

Young Hearts for Life FREE Cardiac Screening - Thursday, October 6th, 2016


With the support of generous donors, York High School again is partnering with Young Hearts for Life and Edward-Elmhurst Health to offer all York High School students free cardiac screenings. The Young Hearts for Life (YH4L) Cardiac Screening program will visit York High School on Thursday, October 6, 2016. All students whose parents/guardians authorize them to be tested will be screened during the school day.


Young Hearts for Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free cardiac screenings through an electrocardiogram (ECG).  These screenings help identify high school students who may be at risk for sudden cardiac death. More than 130,000 students have been screened since the inception of the Young Hearts for Life program in 2006.


A simple, painless ECG can be used to screen physically active students and detect certain serious heart conditions. Recording the heart’s electrical activity using electrodes attached to the skin with a mild adhesive, an ECG can detect approximately 60 percent of the “abnormalities” or markers from heart conditions associated with sudden cardiac death - including conditions that cannot be detected through a regular physical. Sadly, 60 young adults die each week from sudden cardiac death, and 70 percent of those deaths can be prevented by having an ECG.  ECG testing is recommended every two years, through the age of 25.


To sign your child up for this FREE screening please click on the following link www.YH4L.org and select the REGISTRATION & EVENTS drop down, select REGISTRATION & RESULTS  select CHICAGO METROPOLITAN REGION, and select your child's SCHOOL.

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York High School PE/Health/Driver Education Mission Statement


The mission of York High School’s PE/Health/Driver Education department is to proactively develop physically fit individuals, strengthen minds, and promote positive attitudes towards life-long fitness while shaping individuals to become positive, impactful members of society.


Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.

~John F. Kennedy


York Physical Education, Health, and Driver Education Department

Home of the Dukes



Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!!  The entire PE/Health/Driver Education staff is excited and dedicated to working with your children to promote life-long healthy habits with an emphasis on life-long activity.  As the Department Chair of Physical Education, Health, and Driver Education I am committed to engaging your children in meaningful activities and lessons while offering a strong curriculum with a variety of choices.

As a department we strongly believe daily physical education for our students is one of the most meaningful parts of their day physically, socially, and mentally.  Students at York will be provided with a foundation for making informed decisions that will enable them to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle for years to come.  We want students to graduate from York with knowledge on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a desire to be physically active.

At any point in the year please feel free to visit any of our PE/Health/Driver Education classes or if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at ldeangelis@elmhurst205.org

On behalf of the entire PE/Health/Driver Education staff we wish your children a very successful, meaningful year!




Lauren DeAngelis

Department Chair Physical Education, Health, and Driver Education

York Community High School






Kristen Baron, Mark Bibel, Elizabeth Carlson, John Constable, Mark Giuliani, Michelle Jensen, Dave Kalal, Don Kasper, Mary Kate Martinelli, Nick Metcalf,

Matt Monken, Elizabeth Munn, Matt Niemeier, Markus Roy, Jenna Samp, Anna, Saporzhnikov, Nicole Young, Don Vana


Baron, Kristen
Physical Education Teacher kbaron@elmhurst205.org
Bellecomo-Young, Nicole
Assistant Athletic Director / Physical Education, Health and Driver Education
Bibel, Mark
Physical Education Teacher mbibel@elmhurst205.org
Constable, John
Physical Education Teacher jconstable@elmhurst205.org
DeAngelis, Lauren
Physical Education, Health, and Driver Education Department Chair
Gallivan, Elizabeth
Special Education Physical Education Teacher egallivan@elmhurst205.org
Giuliani, D. Mark
Physical Education Teacher dgiuliani@elmhurst205.org
Kalal, David
Physical Education/Head Baseball Coach dkalal@elmhurst205.org
Kasper, Donald
Physical Education Teacher dkasper@elmhurst205.org
Martinelli, MaryKate
Physical Education Teacher mmartinelli@elmhurst205.org
Metcalf, Nicholas
Health/Driver Education/Special Education
Monken, Matthew
Physical Education Teacher, Head Football Coach mmonken@elmhurst205.org
Munn, Elizabeth
Physical Education Teacher emunn@elmhurst205.org
Niemeier, Matthew
Physical Education Teacher
Roy, Markus
Physical Education Teacher mroy@elmhurst205.org
Samp, Jenna
Physical Education/Health Teacher
Sapozhnikov, Anna
Performing Arts Teacher asapozhnikov@elmhurst205.org
Scurlock, Michelle
Physical Education Performing Arts Teacher mscurlock@elmhurst205.org
Vana, Donald
Special Education Teacher dvana@elmhurst205.org