1000 Caldwell Avenue, Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908.851.6490
Fax: 908.687.2645

Burnet Health & Phys. Ed Dept.


 Currently there are 7 Health and Physical Education Teachers including an Adaptive Physical Education Teacher assigned to Burnet Middle School. The Health and Physical Education Staff also makes up much of our coaching staff. 



  • 2.1 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
  • 2.2 Personal, Interpersonal and Life Skills
  • 2.3 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
  • 2.4 Human Sexuality and Family Life
  • 2.5 Movement
  • 2.6 Fitness
NINE WEEKS PER YEAR (1 Marking Period)

Students must have a notebook and writing tools in Health class daily.
6th Grade Health:  To learn the skills of conflict resolution, to work collaboratively to trust, help and share problem-solving techniques with each other, to learn to observe carefully, communicate accurately, and listen sensitively, to promote respect and appreciation of people differences, to encourage students to express feelings in ways that are not aggressive, to encourage self-control and promote positive social skills, to provide opportunities that encourages critical thinking and creative problem solving, to provide activities that develops leadership skills, and to encourage an appreciation of peaceful living that will carry over into adult life.

7th Grade HealthThe students will be able to analyze the effects of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs on an individual, including physiological, psychological, and relationships between addiction and genetic prescription, describe the potential consequences of using tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, including; health, family, school, social, legal, financial, and work consequences, analyzing the effects of advertising and the media in shaping attitudes about use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs, and the perception of violence, identify strategies to stay safe and drug free.

8th Grade HealthTo learn facts associated with the human body systems, students will develop helpful decision making skills, students decipher the differences between communicable and non-communicable diseases, prevention, and care, the students will summarize the benefits of healthy eating, being physically active, hydration, and consequences of not doing so, and long with dietary guidelines recommended for their age group.


Classes meet daily. Students are expected to be properly dressed every day. Appropriate dress is laced sneakers, shorts or sweatpants, and a t-shirt or sweatshirt. All attire is expected to be clean.  Shirts are to cover shoulders, armpits, and abdomens. Shorts must be long enough to reach the bottom hem by extended fingertips. Students are expected to change into their physical education attire in the assigned locker room. It is Board of Education policy that jewelry is not to be worn during PE classes. Students are encouraged to leave all valuables at home. PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING COMBINATION LOCKS FOR STUDENT USE. Burnet Middle School will not be held liable for stolen property. Again, LEAVE ALL VALUABLES AT HOME!

All jewelry must be removed prior to taking physical education classes.


Medical excuses from a parent/guardian are accepted for up to two (2) days, but all missed work must be made up. Doctor’s notes must be on file with our school nurse for extended illness or injuries.


  • Fitness
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Cooperative games
  • Basketball
  • Pickle ball
  • Badminton
  • Dance
  • Volleyball
  • Frisbee
  • Kickball
  • Whiffle-ball
  • Pillow Polo/ Floor Hockey
  • Lacrosse