PE & Health

Mr. Kelson
Physical Education
Welcome to physical education! Through out the school year students will participate in a number of team sports and activities. Students will learn the history of the games played as well as many sport specific skills. Students will be assessed on sport specific rules and skills as well as some basic game knowledge.  All other grades come from their personal participation and their daily self-evaluation.  We are undergoing the Fitnessgram fitness tests this month and students will be given a report on their results when those are completed.

THE GOAL:
The goal of physical education is to 
develop physically literate individuals 
who have the knowledge, skills and 
confidence to enjoy a lifetime of 
healthful physical activity.
To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical 
activity, a physically literate individual:
• Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.
• Knows the implications and the benefits of involvement in various types of physical activities.
• Participates regularly in physical activity.
• Is physically fit.
• Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.


Please feel free to follow the link to our Vermont SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Education) Website. Here you will find information regarding what is happening throughout our profession in the state of Vermont. 






Health Education
In this course a student’s grade consists of four things and will be a 1-4 scale: participation, in-class work, test/projects, and journal reflections. Standards based grades will be given at the end of each marking period with students showing and or demonstrating that they have met the grade level standards covered.

 Middle School Health Curriculum

 Personal and Family:

This concept area focuses on essential content students need to know about personal and family relationships.

 

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs:

This concept area focuses on essential content students need to know about alcohol, caffeine, inhalants, nicotine, over-the-counter and prescription medicine, and illegal drugs.

 

Mental and Emotional Health:

This concept area focuses on essential content students need to know to handle emotions in positive ways, anger and conflict management, stress management, respect, and mental health issues, including depression and suicide.

 

Growth and Development:

This concept area focuses on essential content students need to know about growth and development, sexual education, including abstinence, and sexually transmitted infection, including HIV/AIDS.

 

Violence and Injury Prevention:

This concept area focuses on essential content students need to know about fire and water safety; first aid prevention and care for injuries; pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle safety; use of protective equipment, including seat belts; personal safety; and violence prevention, including bullying, hazing, and harassment.



Lifetime Activities Program
Students will be signing up for the lifetime activity program at the end of October.  Please look soon for more information about skiing and snowboarding.

2017-2018 Lifetime Activity Dates:

Session 1: January 19, January 26, February 2

Session 2: February 9, March 2, March 9