Plainview-Old Bethpage Physical Education Department
In Physical Education we help students lead positive lifestyles, and develop increased levels of fitness and wellness. But we all accomplish so much more! Perhaps, more than any other discipline, we have significant impact on self-esteem, positive values, work ethic, tolerance, and respect. This is all accomplished within a culture of acceptance that celebrates diversity. We say things like:  "A job well done", "You can do this, just keep trying", "Great job", "I expect more from you", "I'm proud of you". We are all teachers, getting great things done for the students in Plainview-Old Bethpage.
Dr. Pat Benardo
An excerpt of his Founder's Day acceptance speech
New York State Learning Standards - Physical Education

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.