Milaca Public Schools
500 Highway 23 West
Milaca, MN 56353

9th Grade Physical Education Syllabus


Instructors:                  Email:                                                                        Phone:

John Hodson                                   320-982-7387

Jackie Keller                                      320-982-7183

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 you maintain fitness throughout your life.  During the year, you will set and monitor personal fitness goals that will aid in the development of a personal fitness plan.  Periodically, throughout the year, fitness levels will be assessed in the following areas: cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance.  Through 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 you will be able to calculate target heart rate and design workouts to maintain personal fitness levels that meet your specific fitness goals.

Course outline: 

 During 9th grade you will:

o   Assess your personal fitness levels through implementation of a variety of fitness tests.

o   Set and evaluate personal fitness goals.

o   Design a safe and effective workout plan to attain personal fitness.

o   Understand the difference between anaerobic and aerobic activities as well as the importance    

                 of incorporating each into a fitness plan.

o   Describe the physiological and psychological effects of exercise.

o   Identify fitness components and understand how they are essential to a balanced and 

                 well-rounded fitness plan.

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

 Physical Activities:

o   Soccer o   Recreation Games

o   Fitness testing o   Football

o   Badminton o   Basketball

o   Strength Training o   Lacrosse

o   Swimming o   Floor Hockey

o   Endurance Training o   Others?

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.

o   Failure to dress appropriately will have a negative impact on your grade.  You will receive no points for the day.

o   A change in socks is recommended for those students who have class in the mornings. 

o   Locks will be provided, but you could bring a personal combination lock.

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 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

C = 73-76

A- = 90-94

C- = 70-72

B+ = 87-89

D+ = 67-69

B = 83-86

D = 63-66

B- = 80-82

D- = 60-62

C+ = 77-79

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 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 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 a behavioral referral.

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.

Tear off this page and keep the syllabus for future reference.

*  Please note there may be times when PE classes go off campus to the disc golf course, pickleball courts or the trails during class. By signing below gives permission for your student to be a part of those classes.

* Please sign and date in the spaces below.  Your signature implies that you have read and understand the expectations of this class and will put forth full effort to follow the expectations.  If you have any questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your teacher.


Student Printed Name ______________________________________ Date _______________


Student Signature _________________________________________ Date _______________


Parent/Guardian Printed Name ________________________________ Date ______________


Parent/Guardian Signature __________________________________ Date _______________


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