• PHYSICAL EDUCATION/HEALTH

    COURSE SYLLABUS

    COURSE:  Physical Education/Health                                        GRADE LEVEL: 7

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    INSTRUCTORS:  Mr. Bodoin, Mr. Cooper, Mrs. Drane, Mr. Hargus and Ms. Luttrell

    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    Students will be taught a variety of activities requiring the use of fine and gross motor skills.  Our goal is to use physical education as a means to promote an active lifestyle throughout one’s life.  Through this course our students will not only develop physical skills that are essential in everyday life, but also develop social and mental skills that are helpful as well.  A combination of FitnessGram and Presidential Physical Fitness will be our resource for fitness testing. The program measures student’s strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular output using a series of six tests.

    Health courses will cover topics such as importance of health and fitness, nutrition, sex education just to name a few.  Students will complete vocabulary words, lesson review questions, group/individual assignments/projects and written tests for each unit covered.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    Each student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms.
    • Apply movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills.
    • Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity.
    • Demonstrate appropriate personal and social behavior in physical activity settings.
    • Demonstrate an understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings
    • Understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self expression, and social interaction
    • Demonstrate competency and an understanding of a variety of subjects covered in the health curriculum and how choices you make affect all 3 sides of one’s health triangle.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSE ACTIVITIES:

     

            Physical Fitness       Volleyball             Ultimate Frisbee      Badminton          Soccer                 
            Golf                        Lacross                
    Pickleball                Flag Football       Softball

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

    •         Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
    •         Treat others as you want to be treated!  Put downs will not be tolerated.
    •         No talking while the teacher is speaking or after the whistle is blown.
    •         This is a coed class.  Please remember to conduct yourself accordingly.

    DRESSING OUT

    •         7th grade students are expected to dress in and out each day they have PE.
    •         Clothing that you wear to school that day is NOT appropriate for physical education class.  You will need:
    •          Athletic shorts or sweat pants. These should fit at the waist and not fall off.  No cut offs. Short length must meet               the school dress code.
    •         Collared, crew neck T-shirt or sweatshirt. No sleeveless, low cut/V-neck shirts, inappropriate words or symbols.
    •         A pair of athletic shoes.  Shoes must be tied at all times during activities.  You do not need a separate pair for PE,              just make sure they are clean and free of dirt/mud.
    •         No OJH or OMS school sport issued game or practice gear can be worn in class.
    •         Remove all jewelry that is a safety hazard (ex: big loops, dangling jewelry, etc.).
    •         No gum, candy or cough drops.  It is also a safety issue.
    •         You will be given 3 minutes to dress for class.  A discipline signature will be given for tardiness.
    •         Please take your clothes home weekly to wash and practice good hygiene.

    We try to get our students outside for activity as much as possible in the fall and spring to enjoy the health benefits of sunny weather.   Early in the morning it is not uncommon for heavy dew to be on the ground. If your son/daughter has PE that day we suggest they wear an older pair of shoes outside and bring an extra pair of socks so their feet can be dry if they get wet during PE.  For students who are sun sensitive, we suggest they bring sunscreen.

    Due to the nature of physical education and the physical demands of our curriculum, those students who may have medical needs, such as asthma or diabetes, need to bring all necessary items with them to physical education class.

    PE LOCKS AND LOCKERS

    •         You will receive a lock and a locker. Locks from home will not be allowed.
    •         You are responsible for your own belongings.  
    •         Put everything in your own locker and lock it every day (not doing so may result in a discipline signature). DO NOT            change lockers without talking to your instructor.  Leave your backpacks in the locker room close to your locker.                Please help keep the locker room clean and organized.
    •         Immediately, report lost or broken locks to your instructor. Lost locks will result in the student paying $6 to cover              the cost of a replacement.
    •         You and your instructors are the only ones who know your combination. DO NOT share your combination; if less                people know your combination there’s less chance for theft.
    •         The instructor will NOT give your combination to other students or open other student’s lockers and is not                          responsible for any theft that might occur.

    ABSENCES AND EXCUSES

    Notes from parents (maximum 2 per quarter) asking that their child be excused from physical activity that day will be permitted. Parent notes will be good only for the day they are written. If an injury or ongoing illness will keep them from participation for multiple days then a doctor’s note must accompany their return to class.  Parents should realize that when students are ACTIVELY engaged and participating in class they will have more opportunity to learn and practice skills.  Therefore having the potential to score higher on summative assessments.

    If a student is absent from class (excused, unexcused, ISS) or unable to participate (based upon a parent/nurse/doctor excuse), they will need to complete a project from the “alternative assignment” section on Canvas to get full credit.  You are expected to turn assignments in no later than 3 school days after the absence/s. If absent in Health you are required to contact your teacher about class assignment(s) that were missed during the absence(s).

    GRADES

    •         Grades from PE and Health are combined on your child’s grade card as “Physical Education 7”
    •         PE grades are a result of daily participation, fitness tests, skills tests and written rules tests.  If a student fails to                dress appropriately he/she will receive a handbook signature and still be required to participate in physical activity as          long as they can safely do so.
    •         Health grades are a result of vocabulary words, lesson review questions, projects, quizzes and unit tests.

    Parents:  If you need to discuss a PE/Health related issue, we request you contact us directly by email or phone:

    curtishargus@ozarktigers.org  (582-5903 ext. 3012)

    geoffreycooper@ozarktigers.org  (582-5903 ext.3015)

    kellidrane@ozarktigers.org  (582-5903 ext. 3064)

    dianeluttrell@ozarktigers.org  (582-5903 ext. 3034)

    chrisbodoin@ozarktigers.org  (582-5903 ext. 3035)

    Communicating directly with one another will allow us to resolve matters more quickly, and eliminate the need for classroom teachers to be a go between saving everyone time.

    Please return the information below with appropriate signatures.

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    Student Name (printed)________________________________________________________

    This is your first assignment, it is worth 5 points, and is due August 24, 2018.

    By signing this form I state that my child and I have read and understand the Physical Education/Health Course Syllabus and Code of Conduct for Physical Education at Ozark Middle School.

    Parent Signature______________________________________Date________________

    Student Signature_____________________________________Date________________

    Instructor Name______________________________________Block____