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    Name: Patricia Hemsley-Cartotto
    Grade/Subject: Health/Physical Education/Driver Education
    Professional Bio:
    I am a graduate of Seton Hall University.  I graduated with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education.  I received my Driver Education Certification from New Jersey City University and have an  M.S. in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton.  I am one of the advisors of the Heroes and Cool Kids Mentoring Program, the Something Sweet Club, and I am also the girls' j.v. softball coach.

    Many hands, hearts and minds contribute to any great achievement.
    Below is the link for the Physical Education Grading Policy.

    The Verona High School Physical Education Department is committed to developing proper habits, attitudes, knowledge, and ideals toward healthful living as well as establish habits of self and group discipline.


     All students must make a complete change from the clothes that they wore to school to appropriate clothing for physical education.  The students may wear shorts, sweatpants, t-shirts, and sweatshirts.  Socks and sneakers are required.  Clothing may not contain inappropriate slogans or sayings and should be maroon, white, gray, black, or navy blue.  Flip-flops, sandals, boots, or open-back sneakers may not be worn during physical education 

    During the first three weeks of the marking period the students will be participating in various lifetime fitness activities as well as taking the U.S.M.C. Physical Fitness Test.  Students Scores on this test will be recorded and used as a standard for growth and development as the marking period progresses.  The lifetime fitness activities that the students will be participating will range from aerobic activities of varying intensity levels, body weight strength training activities, core strength activities,  as well as yoga, stretching, and flexibility activities. 

    As the first marking period progresses, the students will cooperatively participate in team sport and lifetime sport activities such as soccer, football, ultimate frisbee, and tennis.  


     Driver Education
     During the marking period the class will be studying, discussing, and reviewing pertinent material from the NJ Driver Manual.  The information contained in this manual and the corresponding assignments and tests that the students will complete during the marking period will assist them in successfully passing the NJ State Written Driver Examination.  The State written test will be administered to the class during the first week of November.  
    Below is some information and links that will assist the students and parents in finding information about how to show 6 points of ID at DMV, GDL laws and cell phone safety.
     1.Proving 6 points of identification 
    - One Primary - 4 points

    - One Secondary - 3 or 2 points

    -Proof of Address

    -Social Security Number


     2.Kyleigh’s Law

    3. Probationary driver license restrictions
    • Display a reflectorized decal on each license plate (front/back); decals available at motor vehicle agencies, $4 per pair

    • No driving after 11:01 p.m. and before 5:00 a.m. See GDL Exemptions for exceptions due to employment or religious reasons

    • Parent(s), guardian(s) or dependant(s) are allowed as passengers. A dependant is a permit or probationary driver's child, not siblings

    • Only one additional passenger is allowed unless accompanied by a parent or guardian

    • You can't use cell phones, handheld video games or any other hands-free interactive, wireless communication device

    • Seat belts must be worn at all times

           4. Distracted Driving - Cell Phone Safety When Driving 

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Last Modified on September 28, 2016