CURRICULUM SUMMARY Good physical, social and emotional health is linked with better school performance, cognitive development, attendance rates, higher graduation rates and a general improvement in the life of the student, the family and the community. The guiding principles of the required health and physical education courses are centered in teaching fundamental health concepts, practicing skills and promoting habits that enhance health and fitness. Healthy students help build healthy families, relationships, schools and communities. Objectives: 1. To provide students with knowledge and application of skills. 2. To introduce students to a variety of appropriate activities. 3. To provide students with a sound basis and awareness of physical fitness to carry over to adulthood. 4. To develop students’ physical, social, emotional, and intellectual well being. 5. To develop good sportsmanship and respect for others. 6. To provide students with a framework of leisure activities for lifetime use. 7. To develop students’ understanding of physiological awareness and health. 8. To assess student progress and ability and provide for individual needs.
GRADING POLICIES Middle school students are graded on a four point rubric. Students receive four points a day and can maintain those points by having good sportsmanship (1pt), good behavior (1pt), attitude (1pt), participation/effort (1pt). If a student can not follow the guidelines, he or she will lose those specific points for that day. Points are totaled at the end of the quarter to give you a final grade. Students who do not change for class and do not participate will receive zero points for the day.