This year-long course meets once a week and is designed to provide an opportunity for students to improve their fitness and well-being (through exercise, stretching, teamwork activities, and games) as well as to gain awareness and insight about the role of fitness in lifelong health. Health classes are incorporated – including the basics of nutrition, substance abuse, and wellness.
Phys Ed is a pass/fail class based off of Participation and Attitude.
7th Grade PE Project
Goal setting is a big part of planning for future success. 7th graders will complete a project where they need to set a personal health goal for themselves, and then work towards achieving said goal throughout the year. This project will teach students to set SMART goals, which are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Goals must be initially approved by the PE instructor, and students must be able to show progress towards their end goal.
8th Grade PE Project
Through our Physical Education curriculum, students should be able to identify health benefits of the various activities in which they participate. The objective of the 8th grade project is to create a PE class of their own! The class will be an activity of the student’s choosing (must be approved by the instructor), and the student should plan out a schedule for the class to include an activity appropriate warm-up, stretching, detailed instruction on how to play/participate, and then a cool-down activity to end the class period.
Coming to class in the correct gym uniform
Participating in the day’s activity
Giving effort in class
Showing ability and willingness to work in a team
A “can do” attitude
Not being disruptive during instruction
Polite and kind to other classmates
PE class is designed to be interactive, fun, challenging, informative, and educational. 7th graders are given a lot of health classes that focus on spiritual, emotional, and physical wellness.
The biggest test will be a physical fitness test twice a year. It consists of push-ups, sit-ups, arm curl hang, and a 1 mile run. It is a pass/ fail test that the sole criteria is doing their individual best.
Since Phys Ed is a pass/fail class, grading is simple. A student that participates in uniform to the best of their ability will receive a passing grade for the day. A student that is not in the correct uniform or refuses to participate will receive a failing grade for the day. If a student has 30% or more failing days, they will fail the quarter. Most students will have 10 classes per quarter. If they receive 3 failing days in a quarter, they will fail the quarter.
The goal is to introduce total wellness to all students so that they can begin to understand that living a healthy lifestyle is the key to a long and vibrant life.
A Couple of Housekeeping Notes:
- Each student should have some form of clear water bottle.
- Inhalers and Epi-pens should be easily accessible during class.
- Please ensure that students are wearing appropriate footwear. We do a lot of running so sneakers with good arch support and cushioning are recommended.
In order to go to Greeley Park during class time, students must have appropriate form signed and turned in to the main office.