Physical Education

  • The Physical Education Framework is a key and fundamental resource for developing quality physical education programs.  The Framework describes a sequential, developmental, age-appropriate physical education program designed to provide students with knowledge and ability needed to maintain active, healthy lifestyles.  In accordance with the Framework, the three major goals for the physical education curriculum are: 

    Movement skills and movement knowledge:  Students need to develop effective motor skills and to understand the fundamentals of movement by practicing and analyzing purposeful movement;

    Self-image and personal development:  Students develop and maintain a positive self-image and strive to become the best that they can be through planned physical activities;

    Social development:  Students develop appropriate social behaviors by working independently and with others during planned physical activity;

    The vision of those who created these standards is for all students to be involved in physical education and to have fun while moving.  Students who participate in quality physical education programs receive a variety of benefits, including:

    • the development of a variety of motor skills and abilities related to lifetime leisure skills;
    • an improved understanding of the importance of maintaining a health lifestyle;
    • an improved understanding of movement and the human body;
    • an improved knowledge of the rules and strategies of particular games and sports;
    • self-confidence and a sense of self-worth in relation to physical education and recreation programs; 

    Physical Education Methods of Assessment: 

    Each day, students receive a grade for a combination of participation, effort, attitude, proper dress, and being on time to class.  If you sit out, you do not receive participation credit for the day.  Students’ skills and fitness improvement and knowledge will also be evaluated regularly by performance, projects, and tests.  

                Grading Practices

    • Participation, Effort, & Attitude             = 50 %
    • Skills-Improvement & Knowledge         = 20 %
    • Fitness- Improvement & Knowledge      = 20 %
    • Final                                                      = 10 %

    General Pacing Plan

    Weeks 1-3

    • Flag Football

    Weeks 4-6

    • Softball

    Weeks 7-9

    • Basketball

    Weeks 10-14

    • Volleyball

    Weeks 15-18

    • Paddle Tennis

    Weeks 19-21

    • Dodgeball

    Weeks 22-24

    • Soccer

    Weeks 25-27

    • Track & Field

    Weeks 28-30

    • Tennis/ Badminton

    Weeks 31-33

    • Hockey

    Weeks 34-36

    • Ultimate Frisbee

    Along with each sport’s drills and activities, all students will participate in two “fitness days” each week.  These fitness days will include several varieties of cardiovascular aerobic activities; including: distance running, plyometric agilities, hill-repeats, and jumping rope.