9th Grade Physical Education Syllabus


Instructors:  Paul Arens/Jocelyn Berg

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Best time to contact:  7:15-8:00 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 9th grade students will:

* Assess personal fitness levels using FitnessGram Testing Standards

* Set realistic personal fitness goals

* Identify fitness components and understand how those fitness components are essential to a balanced and well rounded fitness plan

*  Develop individual skills associated with teamwork, problem solving and leadership.

*   Complete fitness testing throughout the year


Possible Activities:

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


Materials needed for this course:

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:

*  FitnessGram Fitness Standards

*  Various iPad applications

*  Google Classroom (app) – students are expected to regularly monitor classroom activities and requirements through class Google Classroom page.



*       Participation (40%) – Students will earn 10 points per day based on individual participation

*       Daily Responsibility (20%) – Students are expected to be appropriately dressed in exercise attire, on time, and with all classroom materials.

*      Cognitive (5%) – Students will earn points based on written/iPad assignments and labs.

*       Heart Rate Monitors/Assessments (20%) – Students will be graded on heart rate monitors and graded runs.

*     Fitness/Skills Tests (15%)- Students will be graded based upon the fitnessgram standards for each of the fitness tests taken.  Students will also be graded based upon demonstration of skills related to the sport or exercise taught.

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


Unexcused absences:  Unexcused absences will result in the loss of points for that day or a score of

Zero.  Students are not able to make up points for unexcused absences.


Limited participation: For extended non-participation a doctor’s note is required.


Late Work: All work is expected to be turned in by the due date.


Classroom Rules/Consequences

  1. Be On Time. (Students have 5 minutes after the bell to change.)

3 Tardy’s=Morning Detention  (7:45-8:10 a.m.) as well as each Tardy after that. Skipping results in an all day ISD.

2. Be Prepared. (Students are required to wear tennis shoes and clothing that is appropriate for exercise.)

Consequence: Students will lose daily points and a detention will be given every no dress after 2.

3. Follow teachers directions the first time they are given.

Consequence: 1) Verbal Warning 2) Morning/Lunch Detention

4. Respect your teacher and classmates in words and actions.

Morning/Lunch Detention


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 to have fun!




















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