Milaca Public Schools
500 Highway 23 West
Milaca, MN 56353
10th Grade Syllabus

10th Grade Physical Education Syllabus


Instructor's:                  Email:                                                            Phone:

Jackie Keller                                   320-982-7183

Health Room-162 320-982-7362

 Best time to contact:  7:30-8:00 or 3:15-3:45

Course Description: 

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. 


Course outline: 

During 10th grade you will:

o   Complete and assess your personal fitness levels using Fitnessgram 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
balanced and well-rounded fitness plan

o   Develop individual skills associated with teamwork, problem solving and leadership

Possible Activities: 

o   Soccer o   Recreation Games

o   Fitness testing o   Disc Golf

o   Badminton o   Golf

o   Strength Training o   Lacrosse

o   Swimming o   Floor Hockey

o   Endurance Training o   Others?

We will build on the skills developed during 9th grade.  A greater emphasis will be placed on game strategy, competitive play, and lifelong physical activity. 


Materials needed for this course: 

o   You are REQUIRED to be prepared for class each day by having a change of clothes, which allows you to function athletically and promote good hygiene. 

o   Appropriate clothes include: shorts, t-shirt, sweatshirt/pants and tennis shoes. (Not Allowed- Crocs, Sandals, Boots, Dress Shoes, & Dudes)

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 will be expected to use a lock to ensure that personal items will not be stolen.  The school will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.

o   You are responsible for the lock that is issued to you and will be required to return that lock at the end of the school year. There is a replacement fee if the lock isn’t returned.

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   Sharing of a lock, locker or lock combination is prohibited.


Resources Utilized: 

·   Google Classroom

·   Various Chromebook applications

* We plan on utilizing outdoor space as much as possible.  These spaces include school property, running trails alongside school property, as well as space located at Rec Park.  



Attendance and participation are extremely important in this class. Students earn 5 daily points based on participation in classroom activities, working towards Minnesota Academic Standards in Physical Education, as well as the demonstration of cognitive learning regarding classroom topics. 

A 95-100

A- 90-94

B+ 87-89

B 83-86

B-  80-82

C+ 77-79

C 73-76

C-  70-72

D+ 67-69

D 63-66

D-  60-62

F 59 or less 

Limited participation: For extended non-participation (longer than one day) a doctor’s note is required.  While in the swimming unit, students will be required to swim unless they provide a doctor's note.  Students who do not swim and fail to turn in a doctor’s note will receive no credit for the unit.

Attendance Policy: In accordance with the district’s attendance policy, you will be allowed 12 absences.  After 12 absences, you will lose credit in this class.  Please see your student handbook for further details.

Unexcused absences: Students will not be able to make up points lost due to unexcused absences. 

PE make-ups: Students will be required to complete a make-up form/assignment in order to earn points missed due to an absence.  Form/assignment and instructions will be provided.  Forms must be turned in within the week of the absence to earn full credit. 

Late Work: All work is expected to be turned in on the due date.  Students will be given one week (7 calendar days) to submit late work, after one week students will receive no credit.  The two days to make up missed work due to an absence is incorporated into the 7 days.

Classroom Rules

  1. Be On Time. (Students have 5 minutes after the bell to change.) 3 tardies = 1 lunch detention & loss of points
  2. Be Prepared. (Students are required to wear tennis shoes and clothing that is appropriate for exercise.)
  3. Follow teacher’s directions the first time they are given. 
  4. Respect your teacher and classmates in words and actions.

   1st incident results in a student-teacher meeting to discuss a behavior plan.

  2nd incident results in parent contact and the development of a behavior plan.

3rd incident results in meeting with administration. 


*   Behaviors that are safety issues may result in immediate removal from class. 


Our School’s Anti-Bullying Rules:

  1. We will not bully others.
  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
  3. We will try to include students who are left out.
  4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.  

Cell phones/Electronic Devices:

Cell Phones and Other Electronic Communication Devices

Each student has the opportunity to participate in the school’s technology device program. Therefore, students cannot use their personal electronic devices as a substitute for a school device.  Appropriate use of personal electronic devices is allowed only during passing time and the student’s assigned lunch period, the phone should not be visible at any time during scheduled classroom time, this includes when students are out of class with a pass. Devices may be confiscated for misuse or use during scheduled class times.  Students are prohibited from using a cell phone or other electronic communication device to engage in conduct prohibited by school district policies including, but not limited to, cheating, bullying, harassment, malicious and sadistic conduct.  If the school district has a reasonable suspicion that a student has violated a school rule or law by use of a cell phone or other electronic device, the school district may search the device.  The search of the device will be reasonably related in scope to the circumstances justifying the search. Students who use an electronic device inappropriately during the school day and/or in violation of school district policies may be subject to disciplinary action pursuant to the school district’s discipline policy.  In addition, a student’s cell phone or electronic device may be confiscated by the school district and, if applicable, provided to law enforcement.  Cell phone use will be prohibited in all locker rooms, restrooms, and during any and all testing environments. For a second offense, the item will be confiscated until a parent or guardian contacts a school official and a plan is in place to avoid further distractions/violations.  Additional violations will result in confiscation, detention, and/or suspension.  If a student refuses a staff member’s request to confiscate an electronic device it will be considered “insubordination” and subject to immediate dismissal.

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.


*Please note there may be times when PE classes go off campus to Rec. Park, the disc golf course, pickleball courts or the trails during class.

If you have any questions please feel free to email.