DOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL PE
Ms. Ostrander 845-877-5700 EX: 1153
John Johaneman 845-877-5700 EX: 1107
Physical Education Syllabus
Dover Middle School (grades 6-8): The purpose of the middle school Physical Education program is to introduce students to a broad range of physical activities and information, including team sports, individual and lifetime sports, with a concentration in personal fitness. Personal living skills are introduced to develop mental, social and emotional wellness through active participation in class activities. Classes are scheduled for 40 weeks on alternative days. All units are typically 4 weeks long which is about 10 to 11 classes. All grades 6, 7 & 8th will be given psychomotor assessments per unit as well as a cognitive assessment (multiple choice, essay, fill-in/matching). This year will also include class projects which will be discussed in class.
Personal Health and Fitness: Students will attain competency in a variety of physical activities, which will improve cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance, and body composition.
Safe and Healthy Environment: Students will demonstrate responsible and social appropriate behavior while engaged in physical activity.
Resource Management: Students will be aware of and able to access opportunities available to them within their community to engage in physical activity.
Work Cooperatively: Students will be able to work with each other in groups activities, team activities, and co-educationally to achieve common goals or to solve problems.
Pencils, Folder, 3 RING BINDER, deodorant (no spray please), shin guards & goggles are optional (school does supply these).
Shorts, t-shirt, sweatpants, sweat top (hoodie for cold days), sneakers (bring extra socks for wet days). No tank tops or short shorts are allowed.
*** IF a student is not prepared for class he/she can receive a maximum grade of 75%.
• Be on time- you have five minutes after that you should be changed and waiting in your squad.
• Be prepared – Change for every class- To be changed means you wear a pair of sneakers and a different
t-shirt and pair of shorts/wind pants then you wore to school. (be prepared to go out if weather is 50 degrees or warmer). NO practice or team uniforms are to be worn in class.
• Any athlete that does not participate in Physical Education at an acceptable level of effort or that is removed from class for behavior is ineligible for practice or a game that day. This May also include multiple unprepared classes.
• Please keep food, drinks and candy out of the gym and Locke rooms.
• No gum (this is a hard rule but please do your best)
• NO jewelry this is for safety purposes (bracelets, necklaces, hoop earrings, rings or watches). Do your best!
• Follow the teachers signal for attention: This can be a whistle, a call for quiet or a simple hand signal. Regardless of the signal, when you hear or see it you should immediately STOP, LOOK & LISTEN to what is being said.
• Stay off the bleachers please (if equipment goes on the bleachers tell me please).
• Be polite- It is rude to talk when someone else is talking.
• Show respect- To yourself each other and your teacher.
• Follow the rules of the game or activity- This shows good sportsmanship and maintains a safe environment for everyone.
• Bring all medical excuses to the teacher before entering the locker room.
• Stay out of the storage unit- Unless given permission by the teacher you should never be in the storage room. This rule is designed for your safety.
• No cell phones in class- Unless given permission from your teacher
• No horseplay or fooling around- This leads to an unsafe environment safe your energy for the activity.
• Keep your hands to yourself- Even though you may be fooling around it is not safe please refrain from putting hands on someone else.
• Please do not touch equipment: If you come into the gym or a playing area that has equipment out please leave it alone unless instructed to do otherwise.
• Please do not lean against the mechanical door ever it doesn’t matter if it is open or closed it is unsafe.
• Please Do Not hang from the basketball hoops. (although fun this really wears out the hoop).
• Treat equipment property- Use the equipment for the way it was designed. Do not kick any object that is not meant to be kicked. Equipment is expensive and we want to do our best to make it last.
• Remember your class is responsible to leave the gym the way you found it neat, safe and ready for the next group of students coming in.
• If you or someone else in class gets hurt, please tell the teacher right away, even if you don’t think it’s a big deal you tell the teacher.
• Stay in the gym until dismissed by the teacher- At the end of class you must wait in the GYM (not outside the door) failing to do so will result in a lunch or after school detention.
• Please only use one door in and one door out.
Locker Room Tips:
• One door in one door out- only enter and leave the locker room from inside the gymnasium. (no hallway doors)
• No glass items in the locker room at any time. (Cologne and perfume should be un plastic bottles please).
• Never climb on the lockers or benches.
• Lock your lockers never leave them unlock- if something goes missing the PE department is not responsible.
• You should never share your locker combo with anyone.
• Dress for class in a timely fashion- Get out of the Locker room as quickly as you can so you can get a head start on your instant activity.
• Keep your hands to yourself.
• Take your clothes home weekly to wash them.
• Report any concerns to the teacher
• Make sure clothes and necessary belongings are put away and locked.
• Leave expensive things home.
• No picture taking in class.
• Cell phones should not be out in the Locker room.
• NO running in the locker room as it is very unsafe.
THE PE DEPARTMENT HAS LOCKS FOR ALL STUDENTS. THE LOCK WILL BE ASSIGNED TO A STUDENT IF NEEDED AND MUST BE RETURNED AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. IF THE STUDENT DOES NOT HAVE THE PE LOCK TO RETURN OR IS BROKEN, THE REPLACEMENT COST WILL BE $5.00. IF YOU ALWAYS LOCK YOUR LOCK AND YOU NEVER GIVE SOMEONE YOUR COMBONATION YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE A LOST LOCK.
Grading will be based on participation/preparation rubric, written assessments, skill rubric assessments and homework/project assignments.
(1) Participation & (2) Preparation: 60% Daily rubric is used for this section
• Exhibits a desire to improve physical fitness & athletic skills.
• Demonstrates maximum effort and focus in all classroom activities.
• Uses time effectively when given the opportunity to practice and improve.
• Performs the variety of stretches, exercises, and athletic activities given in class in a manner that will be beneficial to personal fitness.
• Brings appropriate PE clothes and footwear to maintain personal hygiene and safety.
• Brings all paper work and writing material when requested.
• Makes up any missed lessons in a timely manner.
15% Psychomotor skill assessments: Students will be assessed on their psychomotor mechanical skills. Each unit will include mechanical cues to help guide all students learn the proper technique. A skill rubric will be used per unit.
15% Cognitive knowledge: Students will be assessed on their cognitive knowledge through the use of journal writing, test, quizzes, presentations, research, written assessments include multiple choice/matching/fill-in/quick response/homework and projects
10% for Homework assignments
***Note: Students on MEDICAL will be required to take notes during class. These notes will be graded and counted toward the participation rubric.
It is understandable that there are going to be times when a student cannot participate in Physical Education class due illness or injury. Students unable to participate must bring a note from a parent or guardian (when out 1 or 2 days), or from a doctor (when out 3 or more days). Notes must be given to the Physical Education Teacher for short term situations and to both the teacher and the school nurse for long term situations. The nurse will then issue a formal excuse that will be placed on file and given back to the PE teacher. As the medical officer of the school, the nurse will decide if a student should participate in class when the student becomes injured or ill. (Note: students must also bring the teacher and the school nurses a note from a doctor explaining when it is ok to resume physical activity.)
Check white board or TV for assignments, change for class, take out PE folder/binder (when needed), squads, attendance, announcements, daily warm-up & exercising, class instruction & activity, closing, clean up, exit tickets (when required) and change.
Pre & Post Assessments:
Pre & Post Test on Fitness & Health (required by New York State) / written test
Pre & Post Test on Physical Fitness (Fitness Gram) / a test of fitness level
Examples of Fitness Lessons
Components of Health Related Fitness, The FITT Guidelines, Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Training Principals, Dynamic & Static Stretching, Aerobic & Anaerobic Fitness, Target Heart Rate, Body Mass Index and Chronic Diseases.
Due to the nature of the activities, physical education has some inherent physical risks. Minor and even potentially serious injury can occur from participation in this or any physical activity. These risk are greatly reduced if we all can use common sense such as, always be safety conscious and always play by the rules of the activities.
I have read the policies of dover middle school physical education class and agree to abide by them.
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