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The Physical Education classes at Rowland High School will provide students with a variety of movement experiences that help develop skills, coordination, knowledge, and attitudes to become a well-rounded member of society. The classes will focus on the importance of effort, participation, teamwork, communication as well as providing physical activity and nutritional guidelines. Our goal is to teach students the necessary skills and information to create and maintain a physically active lifestyle.

Student Responsibilities
• Students are to dress out daily in RHS approved uniform.
• Tennis/Athletic shoes only; no sandals, boots, or other type of non athletic footwear.
• P.E. clothes are not to be pulled over or worn on top of school clothes.
• Students are to be sitting on their assigned dot/number when the teacher reports to roll call.
• It is expected that an honest effort is given in all activities; for activities, points are kept for effort, not skill level.
• No food, gum, cell phones, iPods, etc; water only is acceptable.

Weekly Schedule
• Monday Physical Fitness/Stretch Day
• Tuesday Laps
Students are to complete a minimum of 6 laps during the allotted time period.
• Wednesday Class Activity
• Thursday Class Activity
• Friday Mile Run
Girls are to complete a timed mile in ten minutes; boys in eight; each mile is worth 10 points and one point is lost for each minute over the time limit.

Grading Policy
Students are given 100 points at the beginning of each grading period; it is their responsibility to keep those points.
• Class Cut -10
• Tardy -2
• Unexcused non suit -5
• Food/Drink -2
• Absence -2 (with option to make-up)
• Non-Participation -2
• Mile Run See explanation above
• Laps See Lap Chart

To maintain an ‘A’ at the end of each grading period, boys must do 3 pull ups or 25 beeper push-ups; girls-1 pull up or 15 beeper pull-ups.

A five-paragraph paper on a department selected topic, worth 10 points will be done at the end of each semester; typed, 12 pt. font, double spaced; also, a bar graph with all mile-run times for the semester will be required.

Grades will be posted regularly on Homelink.

It is our desire that each physical education student at Rowland High School will have a positive experience and gain a greater understanding and appreciation for living a physically fit lifestyle.

RHS Physical Education Staff



Physical Education Syllabus

This physical education class will provide students with a variety of movement experiences that help develop skills, knowledge, and attitudes to become a well-rounded member of society. The class will focus on the importance of participation, teamwork, communication, along with providing physical activity and nutritional guidelines. The goal of this physical education is to teach students the necessary skills to create and maintain a physically active lifestyle.

Student Responsibilities
Dressing out
All students are expected to dress into their Rowland High School PE clothes daily. Failure to dress out will result in loss of 5 points. After 5 non-suits a detention is given along with a call home. After 9 non-suits a Saturday detention is given.
*Tennis shoes are a part of uniform. Sandals and boots are considered a non-suit
*Wearing school clothes under PE clothes is NOT considered dressing out and will result in a non-suit

Laps
Every Tuesday students are to complete six laps during the duration of the class. Every Friday students are required to complete a timed mile. Girls are to complete the mile in ten minutes and boys in 8 minutes. Each mile is worth 10 points, and 1 point is lost for each minute over the time limit.
*At the end of each semester a make-up day (or two) is given for missed miles and laps

Excuse from Participation
In the event that a student is ill or injured they MUST bring a note from a parent/ guardian or doctor. If the excuse is longer than three days the note must be from a doctor.

Rules
1. Students are to be on their assigned role call numbers at the time of the bell dressed in their Rowland High School PE clothes
2. Respect of self, others, and equipment
3. Try your best
4. Show up with a willing attitude and open mind
5. No food, gum, cell phones, or iPods AT ALL! Water is acceptable





Grading policy
Every grading period, there will be 100 total possible points

Class Cut: -10 points
Late to activity: -2
Unexcused non-dress: -5 points
Food and/or Drink (other than water): -2 points
Absence: -2 points w/option to make up
Non-participation: -2 points
5 Unexcused non-dresses per grading period: Failure of grading period
7 unexcused non dresses per semester: POSSIBLE FAILURE of semester

To maintain an "A" at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, and semester:
Boys: 3 Pull-ups or 25 Push-ups
Girls: 1 Pull-up or 15 Push-ups

Semester Paper: A five-paragraph paper on teacher selected topic worth 10 Points
- Must be typed, five paragraphs, 12pt font, 1 inch margins, and double-spaced.

A bar graph with all mile-run times for the semester worth 10 Points
Grading Scale

Lap Chart
# of Runs 0 Pts off -5 Pts -10 Pts -15 Pts -20 Pts -25 Pts
1 6 Laps 5 Laps 4 Laps 3 Laps 2 Laps 1-0
2 12 11 10 9 8 7-0
3 18 17-16 15-14 13-12 11-10 9-0
4 24 23-22 21-20 19-18 17-16 15-0
5 30 29-28 27-26 25-24 23-22 21-0
6 36 35-34 33-32 31-30 29-28 27-0

Weekly Mile Run

Boys:
8 Minutes and under - 0
8:01-9:00 - 1
9:01- 10:00 - 2
10:01-11:00 - 3
11:01- 12:00 - 4
12:01- higher - 5
Each mile missed - 10

-10
Girls:
10 minutes and under - 0
10:01-11:00 - 1
11:01-12:00 - 2
12:01- 13:00 - 3
13:01-14:00 - 4
14:01- higher - 5
Each mile missed - 10






Student Activities
Freshmen
1st 6 weeks- Flag Football
The students will learn passing, catching, rushing, offensive and defensive strategies throughout the unit. After learning and practicing the skills, students will apply the skills in modified game situations. Once the skills are mastered, students will then participate in games and a tournament for friendly competition.
2nd 6 weeks- Soccer
The students will learn passing, dribbling, trapping, offensive and defensive strategies throughout the unit. After learning and practicing the skills, students will apply the skills in modified game situations. Once the skills are mastered, students will then participate in games and a tournament for friendly competition.
3rd 6 weeks- Fitness
A variety of different fitness skills and concepts will be taught for safe and effective workouts. The students will be introduced to many activities which can be completed at home with little to no equipment. They also will be given the opportunity to learn how to safety use the weight room on campus to better challenge themselves. By the end of the unit, the students should be able to create and maintain a healthy workout plan.

Sophmore classes
1st 6 weeks- Fitness
A variety of different fitness skills and concepts will be taught for safe and effective workouts. The students will be introduced to many activities which can be completed at home with little to no equipment. They also will be given the opportunity to learn how to safety use the weight room on campus to better challenge themselves. By the end of the unit, the students should be able to create and maintain a healthy workout plan.


2nd 6 weeks- Badminton
During the badminton unit, students learn a variety of skills such as serving, passing, smashing, along with offensive and defensive strategies. This unit is a dual activity in which the students will be participating with a partner and refining their teamwork and communication skills. Throughout the unit students will participate in a variety of modified game situations to apply their knowledge and skills.

3rd 6 weeks- Basketball
Basketball is a very popular sport among the students at Rowland and they enjoy this unit. The students will be split into teams to learn and practice basketball skills such as; dribbling, passing, shooting, layups, along with offensive and defensive strategies. Throughout the unit students will play modified games to apply and refine their skills in a game situation. At the end of a unit, students will play in a tournament to apply their knowledge and skills in a real game situation.