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 FOOTHILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Tracey Reese reese.t@wenatcheeschools.org, 

Kyle Hurst hurst.k@wenatcheeschools.org




The following expectations have been developed to provide a consistent, effective, and comprehensive physical education program for your children.


  1. Students will dress in appropriate P.E. clothes each day. Appropriate clothes are Wenatchee School District P.E. shorts and tee shirt and/or Wenatchee School District sweat pants and sweat shirt, athletic socks, and athletic shoes (no mark type). Shoes that leave black marks on the gym floor are not allowed. Flip-flops and unlaced shoes are not appropriate for P.E. Note: If you mark your student’s name on his or her P.E. clothes, those clothes are more easily identified if left out.

  2. Students will participate daily in exercises, conditioning drills, activities, or games. The only exception will be a student who brings a written parent note from home due to illness or injury. If the illness or injury persists for more than three days, a doctor’s note is required for exclusion. An alternative assignment will be provided for that student.

  3. Students will wash their hands with soap and water and wipe down their body with a towel at the end of each period.

  4. PBIS is used in all P.E. classes, so appropriate citizenship is expected. School district discipline procedures will be followed.

  5. Students are responsible for cleaning up after themselves to include placing their dirty towel in the towel bin.

  6. Students will bring fresh, clean P.E. clothes at the beginning of each week and take P.E. clothing home for washing at the end of each week.

  7. Cell phones, iPods, and iPads are not allowed in PE class and should be left in their PE locker. Any device that is on in the locker room will be confiscated.

  8. No food, sports drinks, pop, or gum are allowed in the gym or locker rooms.

  9. Students will be assessed on state academic standards for physical education and fitness.  Work Habits will be reported separately.


FOOTHILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADING SYSTEM


At Foothills Middle School our P.E. program emphasizes fitness, socialization, and the development of basic motor skills necessary to successfully participate in game activities. We believe students derive the most benefit when basic skill development is taught and assessed, then used for fitness and socialization in lead-up game activities. For example, throwing a football and serving a volleyball before learning how to play football or a volleyball lead-up games. Or, proper pacing during an aerobic fitness activity based on exercise heart rate.


Standards based grading will be used to assess the level at which your student meets the physical education/fitness standards set by the state of Washington. The state standards are:


Standard 1: Students will demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2: Students will apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 4: Students will exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

Standard 5: Students will recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.


Grades will be posted online at the FMS/Illuminate site.



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