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Caroline High School

Health and Physical Education Department

Class Syllabus 2013-2014

 

Mr. Larry Allen Lewis

Health and Physical Education 9

Email: llewis@ccps.k12.va.

Phone: (804) 833-9886

 

 

 

Objective:

 

To provide students with physical education curriculum which emphasize participation in physical activities in order for the students to develop knowledge of the activities, positive attitudes, behavioral skills and confidence necessary to adopt and maintain physically active lifestyles. The lessons provided in class will be structured in order to engage the students to participate at their own maximum potential so that the students will benefit and possibly increase their heart rate and flexibility, along with altering their body composition, cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to do the following:

 

1. Create an exercise program.

2. Create a healthy meal plan.

3. Perform basic first aid with assistance.

4. Know the basic rules to team and individual sports.

5. Pass the Pacer Test.

 

School Rules for Common Class Practices

 

  1. Allow yourself and others a chance to learn.
  2. Take ownership of your actions.
  3. Come to class prepared and ready to learn.

4.   Use respectful, appropriate language at all times.

 

 

Supplies Needed:

 

1. Health:

One 3-ring Binders, or notebook, Paper, Pencils, and Pens.

 

2. Physical Education:

 

Athletic footwear, School gym Uniform

 

2. P.E. Attire:

 

During the gym periods students are expected to “dress out” EVERDAY to ensure the comfort and safety of each individual. This includes the following:

a. Footwear: Athletic footwear ONLY!

b. NO boots heals, sandals, slippers, flip-flops or dress shoes are allowed.

 

3. Jewelry: Absolutely NO jewelry will be worn during gym periods! Students must leave their jewelry in their gym lockers or their school lockers.

 

4. Hats: NO hats, headbands, bandanas of any color, skullies, hoodies or sunglasses are allowed in the gym.

 

Gym Procedures:

 

Upon entering the gym from the Gym Lobby the beginning of class, both males and females will enter their respective locker room through the hallways and NOT through the gym doors. This means that student WILL NOT enter their gym class through the gym

 

Once the students enter the locker room they are expected to get dressed within 5 MINUTES after the late bell rings. Once the late bell rings the locker room doors will be locked and any student attempting to enter the locker room thereafter will be marked “LATE/TARDY’.

Students will be sent to ISS on the second tardy and the parent will be called to reinforce the

needed to get the class on time.

 

After students are dressed, they are to remain in the locker room until the teacher escorts the students into the gym. Students must leave ALL belongings in their gym lockers. This means ALL book bags, food, electronic devices, jewelry and any personal belongings.

Once the teacher walks the class into the gym, the students are expected to proceed directly to their respective spot in line and wait quietly in order to hear the roll call. NO STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO SIT ON THE BLEACHERS AT ANY TIME.

 

At the end of the gym period, all students will report back to the locker room to change and gather their belonging. They will remain in the locker room until the bell rings and then leave class through the hallway locker room doors.

 

 

 

Point System:

 

 

Student may potentially earn a total of 20 POINTS per DAY; can possibly earning 100 POINTS per WEEK. Students are able to earn points by completing the following:

 

Dressing Out for Gym:

 

5 POINTS: Dress for gym. You will get 1-5 points according to your actions in the gym, which includes tardiness, disrespect, attendance and following directions. (Gym days only)

 

 

 

Students must submit a doctor’s note in order to be excused from gym class. Should this occur, the students will receive and are expected to complete alternate assignments?  NO notes, NO grades! Notebooks are 100 points towards your letter grade if you keep it up-to-date.

 

This year in health, students are required to maintain a notebook, which will include ALL handouts and notes provided from each class for the ENTIRE year. Students are expected to use their notebooks as study guides for all exams. At the end of the school year, this notebook will be submitted to the teachers and will represent 5% of the students’ overall grade in health.

Students must dress out in order to participate in PE.  If a student chooses not to participate the consequences are as follows:

 

1st time offense: Lose class participation points and a minor referral.

2nd time offense: Lose participation points and a phone call home.

3rd time offense: Lose points and a major referral to their administrator.

 

Grading Policy

Grades are determined on a point system.  The total points that you accumulate throughout the quarter/semester will divide the total number of points possible.  This determines your percentage.

 

%         Grade      
93- 100  A    83-86  B    73-76  C    63-66  D
90-92     A-    80-82  B-    70-72  C-    60-62  D-
87-89     B+    77-79  C+    67-69  D+    60 >    F

 

Extra Credit

Extra credit opportunities will become available throughout the semester.  Remember, these opportunities are above and beyond the basic requirements.  I will announce and post any opportunities.  Please approach me with any extra credit ideas that you may have in order to have them approved.  I want all of you to succeed so do not pass up the opportunity to improve your grade.

 

 

Cheating/ Plagiarism

Cheating is not permitted.  If you cheat you will receive a zero regardless if you are the person giving or receiving.  DO NOT copy and paste.  Plagiarism could result in a failing grade on that assignment and possibly the quarter/semester.

 

 

General Policies

I respect you and your belongings and I would appreciate the same in return.  Treat others as you wish to be treated.  Conversations at inappropriate times will not be tolerated

 

 

 

 

Electronic Devices/IPods

 

Phones, cameras, IPods, or MP3 players will not be permitted in class.  Cell phones should not be heard or visible during school hours.  They will be confiscated and given to administration and school policy will be followed.

 

 

Personal Health

 

The philosophy of the Personal Health class is to examine overall mental, physical, social, spiritual, and emotional aspects of an individual’s health.  The class is based on the premise that students will learn how to make healthy choices in all areas of their lives by evaluating their goals, and family values and morals.  The following outline reflects the introduction of health concepts; however, these concepts are continuously applied throughout the semester as part of a process.

 

 

Unit 1 – Health and Wellness

Concepts:  Responsible life choices, goal setting, decision-making, and personal/family health history.

 

Unit 2 – Emotional and Mental Health

Concepts:  Personality, heredity, feelings, sleep, stress, suicide, grief and loss, and mental illness.

 

Unit 3 – Relationships

Concepts:  Communication, assertiveness training, refusal skills, conflict resolution, healthy and unhealthy relationships, abstinence, marriage, divorce, violence, rape, abuse, sexual harassment, and Michigan law.

 

Unit 4 – Life Stages and the Reproductive System

Concepts: Male and female anatomy and physiology, conception, abstinence, birth control, childbirth, and implications of teen pregnancy.

 

Unit 5 – Health Problems and Disease Control

Concepts:  Communicable and non-communicable diseases,   (including sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS), medical care, and cancer self-exams.

 

Unit 6 – Substance Use and Abuse

Concepts:  Body systems, drug interaction, drug addiction, and chemical substances.

 

Unit 7 – Nutrition

Concepts:  Dietary guidelines, eating patterns, and fitness.