Welcome to Ms. Carrino's 7th Grade Healthful Living home page!

I strongly believe that health (physical, mental, emotional and social) is the foundation to a successful life. Students that are able to recognize and practice mindfulness, good character and decision making will ultimately be more successful in life. As an athlete myself, I think competition is great but it's not important in my activity class. I encourage students to set attainable fitness goals based on their own performance with hopes that they will continue to incorporate fitness into their daily routines as they become independent young adults. 

Below you will find our general syllabus with information regarding class requirements and daily grading. Please feel free to contact me at lcarrino@chccs.k12.nc.us if you have any questions or concerns.

Our Objective is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, through fitness activities and effective decision-making techniques.

Students Will Need:

  • A section or folder in their school-appropriate binder .

  • White or grey T-shirt. Inappropriate messages or advertisements will not be accepted.

  • Tank tops or basketball jerseys are NOT allowed.

  • Gym shorts. No sagging, denim or cut-offs.

  • Sneakers/Tennis shoes with non-marking soles. No hiking boots or sandals.

  • Must wear socks.

  • Sweatshirts/pants are acceptable during cold weather with proper PE clothes underneath.

  • A combination lock is allowed to be used during your class-time only, and has to be removed after your PE period is over. Students and athletes are not allowed to leave anything in the lockers overnight.

Class Procedures

  • Discard ALL food, gum, candy and drink BEFORE you enter the gym or locker room.

  • Dress out immediately. Students will have 3 minutes after the late bell to change into their PE clothes.

  • PE clothes must be a separate set of clothing from what you wore to school that day!

  • Start the assigned motion activity around the inside of the gym, until every student is out of the locker room.

  • Report to your squad on the gym floor and be ready to exercise with all PE classes.

  • Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated in the gym or locker rooms. Jewelry should be removed for safety purposes.  

  • Students are expected to dress out and participate daily.

  • Always ask for permission to be excused from class.

  • Students will be given 4 minutes at the end of class to get dressed back into their school clothes to get ready for their next class.

  • Students who are not dressing out are NOT permitted in the locker rooms. Start the assigned motion activity around the gym, or get ready for dismissal.

  • Students should not bring valuable items to class. We are not responsible for stolen items.

  • When Students are absent, they are required to do make-up work and should speak with that teacher about the assignment.

  • No ipods, phones, or technology is allowed in gym area for PE class.

The Curriculum

--In Health, we will create a safe learning environment for health related subjects. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively make good decisions concerning all components (physical, social, mental, and emotional) of their health.  **Health is taught for 3 weeks of every quarter, and physical education is taught the remaining 6 weeks of each quarter. Each teacher’s schedule is different and will be provided by that teacher.

--In Physical Education, we will cover a variety of cooperative group games, sport units, fitness and dance activities. Fitness Testing is conducted at the beginning and end of the school year. The components of this test will measure a selection of Muscular Strength/ Endurance, Aerobic Capacity, and Flexibility.

--All components of our curriculum are developed from the North Carolina Essential Standards (Standard Course of Study) and can be accessed through the NCDPI web site.


Daily Grades For PE                                                                                                                                  Daily Grade for Health

Participation                                                                                                                                             Participation

Effort                                                                                                                                              Punctuality

Sportsmanship                                                                                                                                     Class Conduct

Dressing Out                                                                                                                                             Being prepared

Punctuality                                                                                                                                             Cooperation

In Physical Education a student earns 5 points daily, based on the areas above. Points are deducted if a student is not performing in any of the areas.

The Grading Criteria in Health is left up to each individual teacher but will be based on Daily activities, Homework, Quizzes, Tests, Projects, and Notebook grades.

Any student not able to participate in class due to an injury must have a physician’s note after 3 days. If a student is injured and not able to participate for 2 weeks or more, he or she will not receive an actual grade, but will be given a “P” for passing, or an “F” for failing. The pass/fail will depend on how well the student does on a written paper that the teacher assigns. This paper is to be done in our media center during the class time and not as a homework assignment.