Young Hearts For Life FREE EKG SCREENINGS – March 19th and March 20th
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the entire PE/Health/Driver Education staff we wish your children a very successful, meaningful year!
Department Chair Physical Education, Health, and Driver Education
York Community High School
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