CURRICULUM

The 6th grade program emphasizes skill and fitness development, in accordance with student needs. At the beginning of the school year students are assigned a team of teachers and stay with those teachers throughout the year. The focus of 6th grade physical education is allowing each student to acquire knowledge and skills and to participate in experiences that will encourage a lifetime interest in sports and fitness. These skills will be taught through activities such as flag football, volley tennis, and track and field that are designed to develop foot-eye, hand-eye, and rhythm and movement skills. In addition to skill and fitness development, self-responsibility, building self esteem and good sportsmanship are emphasized.

The Mustang 7th-8th grade physical education  program emphasizes skill and fitness development, in accordance with student needs. At the beginning of the school year students are assigned a team of teachers and stay with those teachers throughout the year. The focus of 7th-8th grade physical education is allowing each student to acquire knowledge and skills and to participate in experiences that will encourage a lifetime interest in sports and fitness. These skills will be taught through activities that are designed to develop foot-eye, hand-eye, and rhythm and movement skills. In addition to skill and fitness development, self-responsibility, building self esteem and good sportsmanship are emphasized.


 CITIZENSHIP STANDARDS AND BEHAVIOR POLICY

All students are expected to maintain an appropriate conduct of behavior. This includes following directions, good sportsmanship, and no abusive language. If a student chooses not to follow these standards, it will affect his/her grade. Citizenship grades will be based on effort, attitude, and cooperation with others and is determined by the number of marks a student has against them for inappropriate behavior.

Expectations

All students are expected to maintain appropriate behavior in Physical Education classes. This includes, but is not limited to, following directions, good sportsmanship, using appropriate language, and showing self respect.


Participation: Students are expected to dress out and participate on a daily basis, Participation is 50% of the letter grade in Physical Education and is also considered in the citizenship and effort grades.


Student Responsibilities: The development of student responsibility is an important aspect of the Physical Education curriculum. All students must be responsible for management of a locker, lock and gym uniform. Students are expected to dress-out and get to roll call within five minutes. In addition, each student is expected to contribute positively to the social atmosphere of the class and make an effort to improve individually and as part of the total group.


Evaluation: Each student will receive a letter grade in Physical Education as well as a citizenship and effort grade. The letter grade is determined by the total number of points the student has at the end of each quarter. 50% of the points are for participation, 30% for fitness and 20% for skill.


GRADE POINT SCALE
Based on grade percentage

 
100% - 90% = A
89% - 80% = B
79% - 70% = C
69% - 60% = D
50% and below = F
 
Physical Education Make-Ups are held regularly throughout the school year. Students will be notified of times and dates in their physical education class. Morning and afternoon makeups will be offered. Students are required to make-up runs missed due to an absence or written medical excuse.
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