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Lauren DeAngelis
Physical Education, Health & Driver Education Department Chair



Linda Wilkie
Department Secretary


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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 EKG SCREENINGS – March 19th and March 20th


Parents who wish to have their child participate in this FREE screening program must complete the registration by clicking on the YH4L logo. Students are encouraged to sign up and participate with their PE/Health/Driver Education classes - if you are currently not enrolled in PE students are encouraged to participate during their study hall or lunch periods.

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York Community High School is partnering with the Young Hearts for Life® (YH4L)Cardiac Screening Program.  Young Hearts for Life® is a not for profit organization affiliated with Advocate Charitable Foundation.  They offer a voluntary screening program that involves a simple, three-minute ECG (electrocardiogram) and may include a screening ECHO (echocardiogram).  An electrocardiogram (also known as EKG or ECG) is a non-invasive test that measures the electrical activity of the heart and can detect certain heart abnormalities leading to sudden cardiac death.   An echocardiogram is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart that can detect heart abnormalities.

Participation is voluntary; however, all high school students are strongly encouraged to participate in the free screenings even if they were previously screened. An ECG screening is recommended every two years for students up until the age of 25. Cardiologists will be on site to interpret the testing.  The results from the screening will be sent to parents via an email notification 3 to 4 weeks after the screening. All results are confidential and communicated through a secure system.

The screening will be FREE to the students at York Community High School on March 19 & 20, 2015.  Special thanks to our sponsor, Edward-Elmhurst Health Care, who have provided the funding for the event.


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 bodies, 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 2014-2015 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






Mark Bibel, Elizabeth Carlson, Terry Clarke, John Constable, Mark Giuliani, Dave Kalal, Don Kasper, Kris Lundine, Mary Kate Martinelli, Matt Monken, Michelle Rodriguez, Markus Roy, Anna, Saporzhnikov, Annette Schulte, Michelle Scurlock, Jenny Thiede, Nicole Young


Bellecomo-Young, Nicole
Physical Education Teacher nbellecomoyoung@elmhurst205.org
Bibel, Mark
Physical Education Teacher mbibel@elmhurst205.org
Clarke, Terry
Health, Physical Education Teacher/NHS Club tclarke@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
Lundine, Kris
Physical Educatiotn Teacher klundine@elmhurst205.org
Martinelli, MaryKate
Physical Education Teacher mmartinelli@elmhurst205.org
Monken, Matthew
Physical Education Teacher, Head Football Coach mmonken@elmhurst205.org
Rodriguez, Michelle
Physical Education Teacher/Urban Arts Club - Dance mrodriguez@elmhurst205.org
Roy, Markus
Physical Education Teacher mroy@elmhurst205.org
Sapozhnikov, Anna
Performing Arts Teacher asapozhnikov@elmhurst205.org
Schulte, Annette
Physical Education Teacher aschulte@elmhurst205.org
Thiede, Jennifer
Physical Education Teacher jthiede@elmhurst205.org