10th Grade Physical Education Syllabus
(Meets opposite Health)
Instructors: Paul Arens or Jocelyn Berg
Best time to contact: 7:15-8:00 or 3:15-3:45
Physical Education classes are designed to practice and develop skills in activities that will help students maintain fitness throughout their life. Early in the fall students fitness levels will be assessed in the following areas: cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance. From these assessments we will develop a baseline in which we will use to set personal fitness goals. We will explore fitness activities designed to improve all areas of fitness. Our goal is that by the end of the year students will improve their scores on their baseline fitness tests through regular cardiovascular endurance training, muscular endurance training, and activities designed to increase current levels of fitness. Students will be introduced to life-long activities designed to increase their likelihood of exercising in the future. Students will understand the benefits that regular exercise can provide for a person’s mental, physical, and social health.
· During 10th grade you will:
o Assess your personal fitness levels using Presidential Fitness Testing Standards
o Set realistic personal fitness goals
o Correctly identify the difference between anaerobic aerobic activities
o Describe the physiological effects of exercise
o Identify fitness components and understand how those fitness components are essential to a balanced and well rounded fitness plan
o Develop individual skills associated with teamwork , problem solving and leadership.
· Maintain a weekly fitness log
· Complete fitness testing throughout the year
Touch Football, Soccer, Fitness testing, Speedball, Ultimate Ball, Badminton, Volleyball, Weight Room, Swimming, Basketball, Floor Hockey, Recreation Games, Softball, Disc Golf, Golf, Pickleball, Lacrosse, Cross Country Skiing
We will build on the skills developed during 9th grade. A greater emphasis will be placed on game strategy and competitive play.
o Students are REQUIRED to be prepared for class each day by having a change of clothes.
o Appropriate clothes include: shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt, and tennis shoes.
o Failure to dress appropriately will have a negative impact on your grade.
o A change in socks is recommended for those students who have class in the mornings.
o Locks will be provided
o Students are responsible for the lock that is issued to them and will be required to return that lock at the end of the school year.
o Personal locks can be used as long as a combination or key is provided to the teacher.
o Personal locks will be cut off if they are misplaced or you forget your combination.
o Please do not plan on sharing a lock or locker with another student.
Textbook and Resources Utilized:
· Presidential Fitness Standards
· Various IPad applications
· Google Classroom (app) – students are expected to regularly monitor classroom activities and requirements through class Google Classroom page.
Attendance and participation are extremely important in this class. Ten points are earned each day for full participation, positive social interactions/teamwork, and skill development. Overall grading is based upon attendance, participation/effort, preparedness for class, assignments/projects/skills, as well as the demonstration of literacy by meeting the SHAPE America Standards. Students will earn their grade based on individual performance in the following categories:
F 59 or less
Unexcused absences: Unexcused absences will result in the loss of points for that day. Students cannot make up points lost for an unexcused absence.
1. Be On Time. (Students have 5 minutes after the bell to change.) 3 tardies = lunch detention & loss of points.
Cell phones/Electronic Devices:
Cell phones and other electronic devices are NOT to be brought to physical education class, unless directed by the teacher to do so. Electronic devices are NEVER to be used in any locker rooms or restrooms. Failure to comply with this procedure will result in confiscation of the device, in which case student can pick the device up from the high school office at the end of the school day.
Requirements: Student participation is a must! This is an activity-based class therefore students should expect to be active during the class period. Students should be prepared to openly experience new activities. Remember to be safe, responsible, respectful and have fun.
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