Physical Education & Health

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Physical Education Course Description:

Middle school physical education instruction focuses on standards-based content that has been categorized into three measurement topics: health-related fitness, movement skills and concepts, and personal and social responsibility. 

Physical Education Units of Study:

Net/Wall Games - Activities may include badminton, pickle-ball, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball.

Invasion Games - Activities may include basketball, field hockey, hockey (floor/street), football (flag/touch), lacrosse, rugby, soccer, speedball, team handball, and ultimate Frisbee.

Striking/Field Games - Activities may include cricket, softball, kickball, and Whiffle Ball.

Target Games - Activities may include bocce, bowling, Frisbee golf, golf, and Kan-Jam.

Personal Fitness - Activities may include cross-country, gymnastics and tumbling, resistance training/functional fitness, track and field, wrestling, aerobics, dance and Yoga.

Physical Education Grading Categories:

Two categories:

   All tasks/Assessments = 90%

   Any assignment for practice or preparation or homework = 10%

Physical Education Suggested Materials:

  • Crewneck t-shirt (with sleeves, no open backs, spaghetti straps, or cut-offs)
  • Sweatshirt
  • Athletic shorts (longer than fingertips when arms are placed at sides)
  • Sweatpants
  • Sneakers (no open-toes shoes such as sandals or flip-flops)
  • Designated section for Physical Education/Health within your binder
  • Towel
  • Deodorant use is encouraged, however, spray deodorant of any kind is not permitted

      For safety reasons, all jewelry MUST be removed for PE class.

Comprehensive Health Education Course Description:

Today's students grow up in a world filled with hazards that were unknown or largely ignored only a few years ago. Health education instruction in middle school supports learning at home about good health and safety practices by providing accurate information appropriate for their age level. The program is designed to help students develop personal and social skills and positive attitudes about health that will help guide them through their formative years to adulthood.

Comprehensive Health Education Units of Study:

Grade 6 - Mental and emotional health; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; personal and consumer health; and safety and injury prevention

Grade 7 - Mental and emotional health; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; personal and consumer health; family life and human sexuality; and disease prevention and control

Grade 8 - Mental and emotional health; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; personal and consumer health; family life and human sexuality; safety and injury prevention; and nutrition and fitness

Family Life Human Sexuality (FLHS) and Disease Prevention Control (DPC):

If you would like to opt your son or daughter out of the FLHS unit (7th & 8th grade only) and/or the DPC unit (7th grade only), please complete the FLHS permission form. This form is sent home during the first week of school in all physical education classes, and/or through quarterly health classes. If this form is not returned, your son or daughter will receive instruction on FLHS and DPC including HIV/AIDS.

 

Comprehensive Health Education Grading Categories:

Two categories:

   All tasks/assessments = 90%

   Any assignment for practice or preparation or homework = 10%

Comprehensive Health Education Suggested Materials:

  • Paper
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Designated section for Physical Education/Health within your binder

Comprehensive Health Education Classroom Policies:

Students are expected to follow classroom rules, participate in classroom discussions/activities, complete assignments, and complete summative assignments.

 

Please feel free to contact us at any time. We would love to hear from you!

 

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