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Health and Physical Education

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FACS, Health and Physical Education Supervisor
Fred Powers

(518) 439-4921


High School


Joanne Smith


Matthew Bixby
Candace Raderman
Joanne Smith

Physical Education

Christopher Braga
Michael Charvat
Kelly Ciavardoni
Sean Danahy
John DeMeo
Frederick Powers
Matthew Rehbit
Julie Wendth




Patricia Henning
Rachel Freedman


Matthew Bixby
Fran Vincent

Physical Education

Sandra Banas
Christopher Braga
Piera Canuto
Michael Charvat
Michael DeAngelis
Sharee Deichman
Mark Nealon
Jason Wood


Elementary Schools

Physical Education

Katie Charvat
Michael DeAngelis

Philip Ridgway

Joanna Crawford
Laurie Nolan


Joanna Crawford
Christopher Berschwinger

Joanna Crawford
Robin Young


Mission Statement: Health

The mission of the Bethlehem Central School District health education program is to help students become self directed learners who will be able to obtain, interpret and understand basic health information and services, and develop the competence to use such information and services in ways that enhance health. By promoting both skills and knowledge, students are better able to achieve and maintain physical, social and emotional health which will contribute to a better quality of life for the individual, the family and the community. 

Mission Statement: Physical Education

The Bethlehem Central School District physical education program is based upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity. Our mission is to empower all students, as independent learners to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.

Physical education is a sequential education program of age appropriate units and lessons. It is based on physical activities undertaken in an active, caring, supportive and non-threatening atmosphere in which every student is challenged to be successful.

Department Learning Standards

Standard 1: Personal Health and Fitness

Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.

Standard 2:A Safe and Healthy Environment

Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.

Standard 3: Resource Management

Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.

Common Core

Visit the district's Common Core resource page