Sophomores who have not yet met the health requirement
In our health and wellness curriculum, WT strives to bring about increased Health Literacy among students by preparing and empowering them to value and engage in life-long healthy lifestyles and practices, while promoting self-management skills and smart decisions. Through the trimester class as well as our grade-level seminar series, students will acquire knowledge and skills related to stress and coping, healthy relationships and sex education, nutrition, social emotional wellbeing, suicide prevention, mindfulness, and chemical and alcohol dependency.
As part of our health and wellness programming, students must enroll in a regularly scheduled P.E. program for two trimesters during each of the first three years in Upper School. The goal of the class is to help students to fully comprehend the importance of leading an active and healthy lifestyle within their current daily routine as well as give them the knowledge and experience to continue this pattern for a lifetime. The program will allow the student to experience physical activity and its ability to allow a person to perform daily activities at a high level as well as reduce the risk of long-term health problems. The learning environment will encourage each student to try new skills and allow him or her to make personal decisions about how he or she can best carry out a healthy lifestyle. (Students who play on a WT team or who participate regularly in an outside athletic team are exempt from P.E. class during their athletic season. Non-WT athletics require approval for an exemption.)
In this year long seminar series students will engage with a broad range of topics and activities that are designed to prepare and empower them academically, socially, emotionally, financially, physically and spiritually. The seminar will help students develop organizational, note-taking, study, and research skills, acquire knowledge and skills related to stress and coping, healthy relationships and sex education, nutrition, physical well-being, social emotional wellbeing, suicide prevention, mindfulness, and chemical and alcohol dependency.
This course is designed to train students to speak confidently and competently in a public forum. It offers both theory and practice in all areas of oral expression. General areas of study are speech delivery, speech composition, persuasion, effective listening, group discussion, and debate. Required for graduation.