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Department Chair: Alison Finn (847) 949-2200 ext. 1220

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Make-Up Schedule


Students have the opportunity to make-up missed classes during their homeroom AND/OR after school. If they choose to make-up during their homeroom, 2 full homeroom periods will count as 1 PE makeup. If a student chooses to make up afterschool in the weight room, they will participate from 3:30-5:00 pm. Teachers supervising these makeups will assess whether students earned their credit for the makeup. It is expected that students will be on time, in athletic clothing, and work for the time allotted. Each 60 minute accumulated period of exercise will count as one PE make-up.

Locker rooms will be opened for after school make ups.
There is also the option of Yogalates taught by Coach Toland at Elite Dance Studio in Mundelein. Class is Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with a $5 student rate per class.




Course Information & Procedures

Health Syllabus and Course Sequence

Health Education Power Standards
By the end of health education the student will:

  • Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
  • Analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess valid information, products and services to enhance health.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use effective communication and decision-making skills to enhance overall health.
  • Compose well organized and coherent writing for specific purposes and audiences
  • Analyze and synthesize the concepts and details encountered in a variety of texts.  
A. This is a required course for graduation. It must be repeated until successfully completed.

B. Grades will be determined on a percentage of points earned, and students will be notified in class of class progress.
  • Students and Parents will also be able to view their class progress on PowerSchool as this grade program will be updated weekly.
  • Tests and assignments are weighted equally. The following grade scale will be used in class.
    • 90-100 = A
    • 80-89 = B
    • 70-79 =
    • 60-69 = D
  • A student should have a minimum of 60% prior to the final exam or it may not be possible to receive a passing grade.

C. All students are expected to bring their Health Textbook and notebook to class daily. There will be required class reading often during the class.

D. You NEED to have a folder kept for all graded assignments and course materials for reference and grade verification. There will be a bin to keep your folder in class to make sure your materials are not lost.

E. All ELECTRONIC devices are prohibited in class!! Disciplinary action will be taken, along with the electronic device.

F. All students are expected to attend class daily and be in the classroom prior to the bell, or tardies will be issued. Work cannot be made up if the student is unexcused or has excessive absences.

G. Students who are absent or missing work need to make an appointment with their teacher before or after school for completion of these assignments.  

Staff Bios


Toni Campbell

Degrees: DePaul University: B.S. Physical Education (K-12); Fitness Management Minor May 2001 DePaul University: Student Softball Athlete 1996-2000 Head Varsity Softball Coach 2002-05 (89-19) 2 Conference championships, 3 Regional Championships, Sectional Championship game appearance National Louis University: M.Ed. Educational Leadership; Type 75 May 2006

Relaxation: Running and weight training Golfing anywhere the sun is shining Spending time with those that are closest to me Going to/watching sporting events

Reed Christensen

Degrees: B.S. Physical Education, Illinois State University December 2001; Masters in Educational Leadership July 2005

Non-teaching duties: Assistant Varsity Football Coach

Relaxation: Running, lifting weights, Six Flags with the family, fishing with the kids, and riding bikes with the family

Dave Ekstrom

Degree: Master of Arts in Teaching, Aurora University, 1993

Non-teaching duties: Coaching Soccer

Relaxation: Play Soccer, Collect Coins

Brain Evans

Degrees: B.S. Elementary Education – Rockford College 1984; B.S. Physical Education – Rockford College 1984; Type 75 Administration – National Louis University 2002

Non-teaching duties: Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Relaxation: Fishing in Canada

Stacey Gurschke

Degrees: B.S. Physical Education, Fort Hays State University, May 1991 M. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, North Park University, May 2000

Non-teaching duties: Coaching, clubs, school related extra curriculum responsibilities

Relaxation: Spending time cheering my daughter on at her Volleyball games. Spending time cheering my son on at his Football, Basketball & Baseball games. Working Out: Cardio Kickbox, Jogging, Biking, Rollerblading etc… Reading Spending time with my friends & family.

Justin Hart

Degrees: B.S. Physical Education, North Central College June 2001; M.S. Teaching Leadership, St. Xavier University May 2006; M.S. Teaching Leadership in Administration, American College of Education May 2011

Non-teaching duties: Assistant Football Coach

Relaxation: golf, watch sports, spend time with my family

Todd Parola

Degrees: B.S. Finance and Management, Indiana University; M.S Secondary Education, Northern Illinois University

Non-teaching duties: Head Boys golf coach Head Baseball Coach

Relaxation: Movies

Nancy Toland

Degrees: B.S. Physical Education, Illinois State University, August 1994; M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, St. Xavier University, May 2007; M.A. Educational Leadership, College of American Education, May 2011

Non-teaching duties: Girls Gymnastics, Head Coach Dance Team, Assistant Coach Director of Orchesis

Relaxation: Enjoying the scenery through Bike Rides and Hiking while vacationing all over the world

Dave “Whitty” Whitson

Degrees: B.S. Physical Education & Health; University of Illinois – Chicago 1989; Driver Education; Northern Illinois – DeKalb 1991; M.A. Educational Administration: Northeastern Illinois University - 1995

Relaxation: Fishing- Golfing- Biking – Pheasant Hunting – Snow Skiing – Cross Country Skiing – Ice Fishing

Brett Wilhelm

Degrees: B.S. Physical Education, Illinois State University May 1999; B.S. Physical Education, Monmouth College May 2008; M.A. Educational Leadership, American College of Education June 2011

Non-teaching duties: Coach:  Sophomore Head Boys Football / Head Girls Softball

Relaxation:  Play football, basketball, softball, golf, go to different sporting events.

NameAscending SortJob TitlePhoneContact
Campbell, Toni Teacher 847-949-2200 Ext. 1541
Christensen, Reed Teacher/Assistant Varsity Football Coach 847-949-2200 Ext. 1537
Evans, Brian Teacher, Varsity Girls Basketball 847-949-2200 Ext. 1316
Finn, Alison Department Chair: Wellness 847-949-2200 Ext. 1220
Flanigan, Stacey Teacher 847-949-2200 Ext. 1544
Goodwin, Kelli Teacher 847-949-2200 
Hart, Justin Teacher 847-949-2200 Ext. 1548
Parola, Todd Teacher 847-949-2200 Ext. 1299
Randazzo, Natalie Long-Term Substitute 847-949-2200 
Rife, Eric Teacher 847-949-2200 
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