Health & Human Performance

Mission Statement

It is the belief of the Appleton Area School District that health is a dynamic state of well-being. Total is the lifelong interdependence, constant interaction, and balance of the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual dimensions of human growth and development. Health education can prevent health problems and improve the quality of life and total well-being.
Health instruction provides students with opportunities to develop skills for daily living and prepares individuals for their multiple future roles in society. Quality health education motivates individuals to voluntarily take responsibility for protecting, maintaining, and improving their health. The emphasis is on having individuals successfully develop, establish and achieve positive lifestyle goals.

Health instruction is a basic ingredient to facilitating achievement of a healthful lifestyle. It encourages the individual and the community to assume responsibility for the promotion of well-being and the prevention of disease and disability.
K-12 Health Standards Committee

Physical Education

Mission Statement

At all stages of life people's body systems grow, develop, and function best physiologically when they exercise regularly and appropriately. Significant healthful changes in one's own well being can be achieved through developing and practicing an individually designed exercise program which promotes optimum health, fitness, and stress relieving elements.

In order for students to be able to make sound value judgments in their own best interest, it is important for them to learn that physical activity can result in their looking, feeling, and functioning to better advantage in their day to day activities. Physical education is an essential element in implementing the District's educational philosophy and goals by contributing to the physical, intellectual, and social growth of the individual.

Its purpose is to build physical fitness, teach a broad range of psycho motor skills and movement principles, and develop desirable attitudes and behaviors. Physical education is unique in that it reaches education objectives primarily through physical activity.
Curriculum Committee

Contact Information

Thai Xiong
Director of 7-12 STEM/H&HP 
(920) 852-5300 ext. 60173
Mikki Duran
Health and Human Performance Program Leader
(920) 852-5300 ext. 60166

Patti Garvey
Administrative Assistant
(920) 852-5300 ext. 60167

Important Documents