Coaching Retirement 2008 Ben’s last game 2 nd Round State Playoffs FARIST FAMILY
My Wife Debra is the Lead Special Education Facilitator For Cherokee County Schools. We have been married almost 33 years!
Anna is a member of the S.H.S. Band Color Guard.
Ben 2009 SEQUOYAH Honor Graduate Academic/ Athletic Scholarship Winner.
North Greenville University http://www.ngu.edu/index.php 2010 NCCAA National Champions 2011 Division II National Quarterfinalist Finished Ranked 12 th in the Nation NCAA D2 BEN #94 PLAYED 4 YEARS OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL FOR NGU
2013 Graduate B.S.Ed Social Studies Teacher at River Ridge High School Head Boys Basketball, Asst. Football Coach
WHO AM I? McEachern High School Power Springs, Ga Class of 1977
WHO AM I? Georgia Southern University Statesboro, Ga. 1977-1981 B.S. Ed. 1985-1987 M. Ed. Charter Founder of G.S.U./ F.C.A. 1978
Debra & I with 4 of my former college roommates. (30+ years after college and 140+ years of collective marriages)
WHO AM I? Pinewood Christian Academy Bellville, Georgia 1981-1986 Science, Health, P.E. Teacher Head Boys Basketball Coach Asst. Varsity Football, Head Track/Field B & G
WHO AM I? Calvary Baptist High Savannah, Ga. Biology, Health Teacher 1986-1989 Head Basketball, Asst. Football State Champions 1988 Basketball
WHO AM I? Claxton High School1989-90 Head Boys Basketball, Asst. Football ISS/Alt. School Director Help Started the Program
WHO AM I? SEQUOYAH HIGH 1990-Currently POLARIS EVENING PROGRAM 2006-Currently HEALTH/P.E., BIOLOGY 2013-14 34th YEAR TEACHING HEAD BOYS BASKETBALL, ASST. FOOTBALL COACHING (27 SEASONS)RETIRED ‘07 in Basketball and ‘08 in Football
WHO AM I? I, along with Chief Futral, Col. Slater and the R.O.T.C. help direct our SHS Blood Drives. As you can see, we were STATE CHAMPIONS in 2012-13 So, if you are 16 or when you turn 16 years old, join a winning team and donate. BLOOD THE GIFT OF LIFE! We gave 606 pints! One single donation (1 pint) can help 3 different people!
WHO AM I? I am a speaker around the state for the Georgia Department of Education and the CDC. “The CDC Cooperative Agreement for HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Georgia Department of Education would like to extend a sincere thank you for your assistance in training lead health educators, counselors, nurses, administrators and students on HIV/AIDS prevention and abstinence education during this past year.” - A Portion of a Thank You Letter June 2010
WHO AM I? HOBBIES/INTEREST CHURCH/SERVICE IN THE COMMUNITY TRAVEL, SKIING (SNOW AND WATER) HUNTING (DEER), INVESTING IN OTHERS REFEREE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL First Baptist Church of Woodstock Sunday School Teacher 11:00am and a Trolley Driver too!
DAILY VITAMINDS : HEALTH BONUS POINTS Check My Webpage or Twitter @SHSHEALTHCLASS VitaMINDS are positive sayings that help you obtain extra credit bonus points for this course. “Focus on the FUTURE using what you have learned in the past in order to improve your present.” --- M. Farist SHS Health Education 1 point for each VitaMIND written from memory before selected test. Example: 10 VitaMINDS equal 10 Points Welcome to Mr./Coach Farist’s site.
VITAMINDS: HEALTH BONUS POINTS “The Observant Prosper.” “I can’t change the past but I can decide what’s next.” “I teach what I know, I reproduce what I am.” “Those who follow a crowd will never be followed by a crowd.” “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
Health/Wellness Defining Health: The combination of your physical, mental/emotional, social and spiritual well-being. Your personal level of health effects everything about you. Your health effects how you look (physical), how you act, and how you feel (attitude). Therefore, your level of health effects others around you (social health). My Health Education Teaching Philosophy is…..
…ABSTINENCE HEALTH EDUCATION. -- not only what you are thinking ABSTINENCE HEALTH EDUCATION is making an informed decision not to participate in ANY health risk behavior. Therefore, you increase your chances of leading a life filled with added quality and quantity. Additionally, you have the opportunity to add value to others along life’s journey. Knowledge is EMPOWERING !
Professor Reba Barnes Georgia Southern College 1977-1981 http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity- memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Reba- Barnes&lc=7136&pid=171948889&mid=607030 8
"To laugh often and much, to win respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." Ralph Waldo Emerson Have I been a success today in making a case for Abstinence Education?