Kinetic Wellness

News and Announcements

  • Kinesis Dance Company
    The Performing Arts Division at New Trier High School is proud to present Kinesis, our student dance company, in concert on February 7 and 8 at 7:00pm and February 9 at 2pm in the Cornog Auditorium at the Northfield Campus. Tickets ($7 for evening shows and $5 for matinee) are available at the door and online at showclix.com.  Please note that in the event of a cancelation due to weather conditions, there will be a 2pm matinee on February 10.
  • JOHANNAH WININSKY NAMED ILLINOIS DANCE TEACHER OF THE YEAR and MIDWEST SHAPE AMERICA DANCE TEACHER OF THE YEAR
    CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHANNAH WININSKY, NAMED IAHPERD'S 2017-18 ILLINOIS DANCE TEACHER OF THE YEAR and MIDWEST SHAPE AMERICA DANCE TEACHER OF THE YEAR! She will be honored with a plaque in October, and is in the running for the NATIONAL DANCE TEACHER AWARD.  We wish her the best!
  • NTFAA Student Financial Assistance and Support
    Please find the application for financial assistance on the New Trier Fine Arts Association webpage under STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES AND ASSISTANCE.
  • New Trier Kinesis dance company in concert Feb. 7-9, debuts interactive kids’ matinée
    The Performing Arts Division at New Trier High School is proud to present Kinesis , its student dance company, in concert on Thursday, Feb. 7 and Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Northfield Campus Cornog Auditorium. The company will also debut a Kinesis Kids Concert , an interactive show for children ages 3-11 (but open to all) on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and online at showclix.com; $7 for evening performances and $5 for the Saturday matinée. 

Department Philosophy

Kinetic Wellness is an integration of physical, mental/emotional and social wellness. The curriculum is grounded in six adolescent wellness indicators: fitness, nutrition, mental/emotional health, sexuality, substance education and safety (prevention of intentional and unintentional injury).

  The foundation of Kinetic Wellness courses are included in the following essential understandings:

  • The connection between mind and body is crucial to personal growth and development.
  • Participation in a wide variety of activities provides the opportunity for enjoyment, self-expression and social interaction.
  • Knowledge, competency and application of movement, fitness and wellness concepts encourage healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Self-assessment, self-reflection and a sense of responsibility toward others contribute to individual growth and to the positive climate of the class.