Snow Canyon Middle School
“Ensuring our students acquire Academic and Social Skills for life-long success”
8th Grade Physical Education
When students complete this course, they will be proficient in the following standards:
Students will understand the need to be physically fit.
Students will learn to perform a variety motor skills through games and sport that will help them maintain a desired level of physical fitness.
Students will understand the importance of developing strategies for lifelong fitness.
My expectations for all students are:
Come to class on time.
Be prepared and ready to participate.
Show respect towards self and others.
Follow all class Policies and Procedures.
Always be aware of safety issues.
100-93: A 76-73: C
92-90: A- 72-70: C-
89-87: B+ 69-68: D+
86-83: B 67-63: D
82-80: B- 62-60: D-
79-77: C+ 59-0: F
Citizenship Grading Standard:
It is expected that all students come to class on time and follow the policies and procedures of the class. It is important that each and every student feel safe and secure in class. Students should respect and be kind to their peers and the teacher.
H: Follows all policies and procedures and goes out of their way to be respectful of others.
S: Follows most of the policies and procedures and does not offend others but does not make extra effort to be kind and helpful towards others.
N: Struggles following all of the policies and procedures and is often disrespectful towards others.
U: Makes no effort to follow the policies and procedures and is continually a disruption to class by his/her blatant disrespect towards others.
All students’ grades will be updated weekly on power school allowing students and parents to track progress throughout each quarter. Throughout the semester, students and parents are encouraged to check power school regularly and to communicate any concerns that may arise regarding the progress of the student.
SCMS and its teaching faculty demand a high level of scholarly behavior and academic honesty on the part of students. Violations by students exhibiting dishonesty (cheating) while carrying out academic assignments or tests may result in no credit or other disciplinary action.
It is required that all students wear a P.E. uniform. 8th graders will wear GREY T-shirts and 9th graders will wear WHITE T-shirts.
It is preferred that shorts or sweats be navy blue, forest green or black.
On the front or back of the T-shirts students will print or apply their first and last name.
SCMS has very nice uniforms that are available to the students for $12.00. The uniforms come as a T-shirt and shorts set with the Snow Canyon name and school colors.
NO SAGGING shorts. They need to be up around the waist at all times.
The student will need to wear tennis shoes that do not leave marks on the gym floor. Shoes need to be LACED UP at all times during class.
It is strongly encouraged that students have a second pair of shoes that will only be worn inside that can be kept in their PE locker.
NO HATS are allowed in class.
Students will need to have warm clothes (sweatshirt, jacket, sweatpants) for being outside during cooler weather.
Dressing out for this class is extremely important. It is important that the students, with the help of their parents, are adequately prepared with the proper clothing for a physical education class.
After a second “no dress” a parent or guardian will be contacted.
After a third “no dress” the student involved will be given an alternate activity for the day away from the rest of the class. A meeting between an administrator, the student and I will take place and a parent will contacted.
Three no-dresses in considered INSUBORDINATE.
If the student continues to not dress out for class after the 3-strike rule is enforced they will be placed on in school suspension and a conference involving the student, teacher and an administrator may need to take place.
Any illness following a parent note will require a doctors note before more activity can be missed.
Students with an injury or illness will be treated on a case by case instance and discretion will be used in order to address rare extenuating circumstances.
P.E. lockers will be assigned to each student in class.
Lockers are the personal responsibility of the student.
Do not share lockers or locker combinations.
Make sure lockers are locked after they are closed.
SCMS is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
No food such as candy, gum, soda etc. is allowed in the locker room or gym
Backpack are to be stored IN lockers and are not allow in the gym. If backpacks will not fit in PE lockers they are to be left in hallway lockers.
Students will have assigned seating on the gym floor. There will be 5-6 rows, 8 students deep in alphabetical order with proper spacing.
We will call this assigned spot “HOME”.
When students are asked to go to their “HOME” during class they will promptly go to their spots within their rows and sit QUIETLY.
Dress Points: 5 points; In order for students to earn credit on dress points they must abide by the standards stated in the dress code.
Attendance Points: 5 points; To earn credit on the attendance point’s students must be seated quietly in their “HOMES” three minutes after the tardy bell rings. They must also check in with me after changing at the end of class.
Participation Points: 10 points; Students must be actively engaged throughout class in order to earn credit on their participation points.
Quiz Points: A quiz, 5 points per question, will be given periodically throughout the semester. The quizzes will consist of 10-20 questions
Run Points: Students will earn up to 50 points every other week for the timed or distance run.
Article Review: Students will complete article reviews each quarter, each worth 100 points.
Food/Activity Log: Students may complete one week food/activity logs each quarter, each worth 200 points.
The Presidential Fitness Test will be performed three times during the semester.
This test will measure upper body strength/endurance (push-ups), abdominal strength/endurance (sit-ups in 1 min.), flexibility (sit & reach), cardiovascular endurance (timed mile run) and anaerobic ability (shuttle run).
Article Reviews: This assignment must include three things: 1. an article from a newspaper, reputable magazine/journal or internet site, 2. a paragraph (at least four sentences) summarizing what the article was about and 3. a second paragraph (at least four sentences) stating the students opinion/stance on what the article stated.
Food/Activity Log: Students will keep a daily log of food eaten and activities performed for one full week. In doing this assignment students will learn about; the number of calories an average teenager their age needs, how to track the number of calories consumed and how to track the number of calories burned based off of specific exercises and activities.
Missed quizzes and late homework will need to be made up as quickly as possible.
If a homework assignment is turned in after the due date, the best grade that can be achieved for that assignment is 80%
Because of the size and nature of this performance based class students will not be allowed to make up lost dress, participation or attendance points due to absences unless the absence or absences is due to a school excused activity or a prolonged medical situation.
Students may do two extra credit assignments each quarter. Each extra assignment is worth 30 points.
Students may continue to keep a food/activity log after the actual assignment has been turned in. They may earn up the 60 extra credit points by showing this log.
Arriving to Class
Students will begin the class by engaging in a variety of stretches, agilities and warm-up routines.
After stretching and agilities have been completed the students will run an assigned number of laps or for a set amount of time, either outside or in the gym.
Explanation of day’s activities:
After the warm-ups are completed students will return to their “HOMES” where they will be instructed to come together and have a seat; “SHRINK”.
Once the students have come together I will proceed to inform them of the day’s activities. It is at this time I will instruct, demonstrate, and at times lead discussions on different fitness topics/theories and specific sports skills and rules.
The class activities will be geared towards meeting the standards and objectives of the state core curriculum.
Skills involved with individual and team sports will be taught. Students will have the opportunity to participate in fun, competitive games where teamwork and sportsmanship will be heavily stressed.
Student’s fitness levels will be tested three times throughout the semester to assess their muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility. These fitness tests will be performed periodically throughout the semester allowing the student and me to follow their progress and assess areas that need improvement.
The focus of this class will be on: Team sports and social awareness, learning rules of different sports, understanding different concepts associated with personal fitness, learning how to assess ones own fitness level, and gaining a personal desire to participate in life-long physical activity.
End of Class
Students will be excused around ten minutes before the bell rings to go to the locker room to dress and clean up.
After the students return from the locker room they will have a seat back in their “Homes” where roll will be taken again.
If a student fails come out and have a seat for roll they will lose their five attendance points for the day.
If a student does not check in on a consistent basis and the point deduction does not remedy the problem the student will be considered INSUBORDINATE. In this case a parent will be notified and a meeting will need to be arranged with the student, an administrator and I to discuss the situation.
After all of the check-ins have taken place the students will continue to sit quietly and wait for the bell to ring.
The students need to understand that the bell is for me to know that class is over, not for them to get up and leave.
After the bell has rung, if the students are all seated quietly, I will dismiss them.