Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Physical Education M.S. Sport Management/Athletic Administration
Welcome to Health and Physical Education. My name is Mr. Novak and this is my second year teaching at Elizabeth Middle School. In addition to teaching, I also coach 8th grade girls basketball and varsity volleyball and girls golf at the High School. Outside of school I enjoy all things sports and being physically active. My favorite sports include football, soccer and golf. My favorite teams are the Green Bay Packers and Manchester United. On the weekends I enjoy camping, hiking, biking, skiing, rock climbing and golfing.
Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and were able to enjoy the nice weather! I know that it has not been the easiest transition for everyone to online learning but I want to acknowledge your adaptability to this new situation. I have received comments and questions from a good number of you and I encourage you to continue your hard work. For those who have not submitted any of the assignments please do so as soon as possible. I am still accepting assignments late, however please try to get them in as close to the due date as possible. As always if you have any trouble or questions please reach out to me. Thank you and take care!
For those interested in joining Google Classroom here are the codes for each class:
8th Grade Health: k2j67yf
6th Grade Health: xa75d4a
6/7 Physical Education: zosmjp5
Hey everyone. I hope you all had a great weekend. Below is a video recap for Lesson 1 in Health and an introducation to lesson 2. All materials are posted for the week just like last week. Please let me know if you have any questions this week.
Hey everyone, just made a google video to check in with you all and share some information. I hope this works! Have a great weekend.
This is a message for Health students only. When completing the Health HW you only are responsible for answering the questions under the Homework section on the Lesson Plan. You do not need to answer the Objective questions. Hope this helps.
Hello everyone, I know that we have all been asked to stay indoors and that it is important that we are all staying safe in terms of distancing ourselves from others. While keeping this in mind, here is some research on the physical and mental health benefits of going outside (remembering to stay safe and social distance!)
Being outdoors allows you to get exercise! Additionally exercise releases dopamine in the brain which is a natural chemical that makes us feel good!
Sunshine gives your body essential vitamins!
Being in nature can help reduce anxiety!
The outdoors provides aromatherapy that can boost your immune system!
Greetings everyone and welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable, relaxing and safe break. I know that our return to school is going to be a little different than what we are used to, but I know that we will make the most of this new learning opportunity. To start, here is some important information to note for the next two weeks while we are learning from home.
Best Communication Method: Email - email@example.com
Announcements: Please check this announcements section every day for any updates/new information regarding class.
Lessons/Homework/Assignments: All lessons are posted in the CURRENT ASSIGNMENT section at the very bottom of the page.
Please read the directions for the lesson and homework carefully!
Homework Assignments are included in the lesson plan. Please read the directions carefully and email me your completed assignment. If you are unable to submit your assignment electronically you may submit a paper copy of the homework to the school that I will collect.