• Insert Pic here
    Name: Patricia Hemsley-Cartotto
    Grade/Subject: Health/Physical Education/Driver Education
    Department Supervisor - Mr. Robert Merkler rmerkler@veronaschools.org
    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, Co-Advisor of Student Council, and I am also the head girls' softball coach.

    Many hands, hearts and minds contribute to any great achievement.

    The classes I will be teaching during the 2020-2021 school year are:

    Physical Education - I, II, III, and IV

    Driver Education - Period 4

    Family Living - Periods 2 and 4

    Junior Health - Period 1

    Freshmen Health - Period 1


    Link to 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.


     Once we return to school and participate in Physical Education in person, 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 participating in various physical fitness tests.  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, mobility, and flexibility activities.


     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 

       "From One Second To The Next" A Film By Werner Herzog







Last Modified on September 10, 2020