8th Grade Physical Education
In 8th grade Physical Education we are excited to help develop the mental, emotional, physical, and social aspects of living necessary for a happy and productive life of all 8th graders and to prepare our students for Parkway Central High’s PE Curriculum. Students will be introduced to many team and individual sports, which include skills, rules, and game strategy, as well as physical fitness. We look forward to exposing your children to many physical activities to help promote lifelong physical fitness.
Daily PE Expectations
Students are expected to wear proper tennis shoes (athletic shoes, tied laces, straps, etc.), a proper top that is not revealing (a crew neck t-shirt) and bottoms that are comfortable, worn correctly, and are not revealing. This will keep our students as safe as possible. It is the students’ responsibility to dress appropriately for the weather during outside activities. Please dress accordingly.
During PE each day we will do a warm-up activity. The first half of the warm-up will be a light jog. The second half of the warm up will consist of a variety of active stretches. Students are expected to actively and constructively participate during the warm-up portion of class in order to receive their full warm up points. Following the warm up each day the students are expected to participate in the daily activity. Each activity is an opportunity for students to actively and constructively participate, show sportsmanship, display safe, responsible behavior (i.e. no gum), use appropriate language, social skills, and cooperate with others. Grades will be updated weekly on Infinite Campus.
Each student will be graded daily based on a 20 point grading scale. 10 points will be awarded for participation in the daily warm-up activity and 10 points will be awarded for participation in the daily activity. In order to receive full credit, students must be an active participant in class, display personal and social responsibility, and need very little redirection. A few reasons why points are commonly lost in physical education class include inappropriate dress, lack of effort during warm-up and activity, not sitting in attendance squad, and poor behavior/sportsmanship (i.e. Language).
PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS EVERY 2 WEEKS. EVERY STUDENT HAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE UP ANY POINTS THAT THEY HAVE LOST THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BY ATTENDING PE MAKE-UP DAYS (explained below).
A=96-100% A- =92-95% B+=90-91% B=86-89% B- =84-85% C+=82-83% C=78-81% C- =76-77% D+=74-75% D=70-73% D- =68-69% F= 67-0%
Heart Rate Monitors
Students will be responsible for wearing a Heart Rate Monitor throughout the school year. The students will need to wear a provided chest strap and watch during PE class in order to receive their full points for that week. Students will learn how to use heart rate monitors to measure their heart's response to exercise. They will learn health-related fitness and heart zone training as it relates to personal wellness, Concepts such as resting heart rate, target heart rate, parts of a workout, health-related fitness components, aerobic training and FITT principle will be discussed.
Each student will be responsible for information acquired in a PE/Health folder. This folder will be kept in the gym or health room with any information the student needs for PE/Health. Any grade sheets or graded papers will be available to them in their folder. It is the students’ responsibility to check their folders as needed.
Students will be responsible for taking quizzes over information presented in class related to each new activities. Each quiz will consist of ten questions worth an overall 20 points. Students must pass with at least an 80% on the first try. The first quiz will be graded out of 10 points. If the student recieves at least an 8 out of 10, they will earn 10 free points. This will give them their score out of 20 points. If they do not pass the quiz on the first try, they will recieve a second opportunity to take the quiz and the end of the week and their two scores will be combined.
Each trimester students will be allowed 2 tardies. Students will receive a lunch detention after 3 tardies and a lunch detention for each tardy after that. Students will also notify their parents/guardian before they are dismissed to their next class after the 3rd tardy.
Students must bring a doctor's note or written note from a parent/guardian to be excused from participating in PE (minor injury, sickness, etc.). A signed doctor's note is required if you need to be excused for more than 2 consecutive class periods. A parent note is only acceptable for 2 class periods. Students will not receive their daily points for parent notes. Remember, these points can be made up during after school PE make-up days.
If a student did not get all of their daily points for any reason there will be an opportunity to make up daily points by participating in a make-up day. The make-up days will be available after school during after school activities. These days and times are to be determined. On our teacher website, click on PE Make-Up days for more detailed information.
Locks - It is recommended that students bring their own lock. Students are responsible for their own combinations and locks.
Lockers - Lockers may be used for storing shoes, clothing, books, etc. No backpacks, purses, etc., will be allowed in the gym. Students are responsible for their locks and personal belongings at all times.
Jon Hardy Nancy Hesemann
Planning: 8:20-9:05 (Mon-Fri) Planning: 1:38-2:23 (Mon-Fri)
Phone: (314) 415-7852 Phone: (314) 415-5872
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