Thornton Township High Schools District 205

Preparing all District 205 Students to be Competitive Leaders in our Global Society

Welcome to Student Services and Physical Education!

Jerry Strysky
Jerry Styrsky
Area Instructional Leader 
Student Services and P.E. 
Phone number: 708.225.4424


Program Description

The Driver Education, Health, and Physical Education program serves students with a wide range of physical and academic needs and interests. The program provides opportunities for students to develop decision-making, safe-driving, physical, and recreational skills that lead to healthy life-styles. The students will be prepared to assume responsibility for their wellness and citizenship.

Program Goals

  1. Understand and appreciate the physical development, structure, and functions of the human body and relate this
  2. Understanding to healthy life-style choices.
  3. Understand and value the principles of nutrition, exercise, efficient emotional stress management, positive selfconcept
  4. development, drug use and abuse, and illness prevention and treatment.
  5. Understand the principles of consumer health and safety, including environmental health.
  6. Develop the skills necessary to participate in a variety of lifetime activities.
  7. Understand the value of a personal wellness program.
  8. Understand a variety of basic lifesaving activities.
  9. Understand the importance of becoming a safe and defensive driver.
  10. Understand the importance of sportsmanship, team work, and appropriate social skills.

Course Selections

Adaptive Physical Education

Advanced Physical Ed & Conditioning

Driver Education

First Aid/CPR/AED

Fitness and Nutrition

Health Education

Physical Education I & II

Physical Education III & IV

Physical Education Conditioning

Physical Education Exempt

Physical Education Medical 

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