Jr. High Physical Education/Health Class 2nd Period and 6th Period

Junior High Physical Education/Health Syllabus


Instructor:  Marty Young

E-mail:                                                                                         Phone:

myoung@neelyville.k12.mo.us                                                573-820-3513

**Please add the free Nike Run Club App:


Physical Education Course Description:

Physical Education classes are designed to practice and develop skills in activities that will help students maintain fitness throughout their life.  Early in the fall students fitness levels will be assessed in the following areas: cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance.  From these assessments we will develop a baseline in which we will use to set personal fitness goals.  We will explore fitness activities designed to improve all areas of fitness.  Our goal is that by the end of the year students will improve their scores on their baseline fitness tests through regular cardiovascular endurance training, muscular endurance training, and activities designed to increase current levels of fitness.  Students will be introduced to life-long activities designed to increase their likelihood of exercising in the future.  Students will understand the benefits that regular exercise can provide for a person’s mental, physical, and social health.


Health Course Description:

This course is designed to promote student learning with regard to health issues that affect their immediate and long-term health. Maintaining a healthy way of living requires a balance of physical, mental-emotional, and social well-being.

Health education provides students with knowledge of skills necessary to confront health-related issues and make a smooth transition from puberty to adolescence.


Instructional Philosophy:  

Physical education is an important academic course that will help each student find different connections to living a healthy lifestyle once they leave Advance High School.  Physical education also helps develop critical thinking skills in high pressured, game-play situations.  It will also help these students find a deeper understanding of each sport we play by looking deeper into the origin of the sport and its impact on society today.


Major Course Goals:

*  Learn about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

*  Test fitness levels (Fitnessgram Test) 

*  Improve fitness levels.

*  Learn about various life activities.

*  Learn about each sport we play and have a deeper understanding of them.

*   Use motor skills acquired to master the skills of each sport we play.

*  Put these skills into game-play.

*  Use critical thinking to develop a strategy in game-play.


Class Expectations:

*Be in your assigned squad and ready to work when the tardy bell rings.

*Participate in class: Students are expected to participate during the entire class period.

*Students who put forth the effort will develop the skills needed to do well in class.

 *Students are required to participate in all to receive full credit.

*Turn in any assignments on time.

*Positive Attitude/Behavior: Students must exhibit a positive attitude and good behavior every day.

*Respect for teacher, classmates, and self is required.

*Students will be introduced to new games and skills. Everyone is on different levels. Bullying and humiliation, abuse, or harassment will NOT be tolerated!

*Students must show good character and act appropriately at all times to receive full credit. If needed, students will be redirected to the safe seat, buddy room, focus room, and office. If students have to leave class they will be required to write a paper.

*If a student is absent it is their responsibility to find out what was missed and make it up.

*Bring a binder with paper and pen/pencil to every class.

*Dress out: Students are expected to dress out with the appropriate clothing every class period.

*Appropriate clothing: tennis shoes (must tie), socks, and t-shirt.

*Approximately 5 minutes will be given at the beginning to dress out, and 10 minutes is given to dressing back in.

* Assess personal fitness levels using Fitnessgram Testing Standards.

* Set realistic personal fitness goals.

* Identify fitness components and understand how those fitness components are essential to a balanced and well-rounded fitness plan.

* Develop individual skills associated with teamwork, problem-solving, and leadership.

* Complete fitness testing throughout the year.


Health Units:

Health units vary depending on the class. All classes focus on making healthy choices and preventive measures to take to stay healthy.


Physical Education Units by Quarter:

1st Quarter: Fitnessgram Baseline Testing, Ultimate Frisbee, and Ultimate Football.

2nd Quarter: Flag Football, Flickerball, Basketball unit, and Fitnessgram Post Test.

Major Course Projects:

The student's grade will be determined by this  formula:

Physical Education:

70% - Participation

30% - Skills tests and Written Tests


70% - Projects/Tests

30% - Participation

 Required/Recommended Readings/Apps:

Nike Run Club app

 Google Classroom (app) – students are expected to regularly monitor classroom activities and requirements through our class Google Classroom page.

Course Assessment Plan:

*  Fitnessgram Test

*  Written Assessment

*  Skills Assessment


Remote Learning Expectations:

****Give 100% effort. Even though you are learning remotely, you must try your best on every assignment, project, test, and activity that we complete.

  1. Use Google Classroom to see and post assignments. 

  2. Check your email at least three times a day. (morning, lunch, and afternoon) This will be my main form of communication. 

  3. When questions arise, email me. I will check my email throughout the day, and respond quickly as possible. 

  4. Be present during the instructional time of the class period. This means you need to use the Google Meet link on our Google Classroom page to tune into the instruction. I will have a Chromebook setup in class and make sure you are logged on before we start, so you can virtually learn with us. 

  5. The homework policy is the same as the in-person homework policy. If the assignment is not turned in by the due date, it will be considered late. Please refer to the student handbook for the late work policy. If the assignment is not submitted after three days, it will be a zero in the grade book.

  6. Remote learning will include different components such as reading assignments, group work, discussions, presentations, etc. Students are expected to participate in each component given the accommodations and modifications needed. Detailed instructions will be included with each assignment/component. 

  7. Quizzes and Exams are expected to be taken during the same time as the in-person class takes the quiz or exam. The quiz or exam will be available via Google Forms. The Google Form will be in “locked” mode. Meaning, you may not exit out of the test without the teacher being notified. If a student exits out of a quiz, it will be considered cheating and entered as a zero in the grade book.  

  8. Cheating and plagiarism are NOT tolerated. Both result in zeros.

Supplies and Materials Needed:

o   Students are REQUIRED to be prepared for class each day by having a change of clothes.

o   Appropriate clothes include shorts or warmup pants/sweatpants, t-shirt/sweatshirt, and tennis shoes.

o   Failure to dress appropriately will have a negative impact on your grade.


Daily Participation: 

Ten (10) daily participation points are possible for every class period.  The following are a deviance from the daily norm:

  • Non-Participation (-10)
  • Partial Non-Suit (-5)
  • Electronic Device used without permission(-2)
  • Jewelry/Watches (-2)
  • Tardy (-2)
  • Lack of effort, Inappropriate Participation (-1 to -10)
  • Leaving class without permission (-10)
  • Unsafe behaviors (-10)

There are daily grades for participation:

10 points - Dressed out and fully participates.

0 points - No dress/no participation.

*** Three no dresses per quarter (can be used for, however).  The first three can be made up by walking/running laps.  After 3, a detention will be assigned.

Extra Help/Time and Place to be Reached by Parent:

Students can arrange to meet me before school or from 8:00-8:30, during 1st period (planning period).   

Classroom Rules/Consequences:

1.Be On Time. (Students have 5 minutes after the bell to change.) 3 tardies = loss of points.
2. Be Prepared. (Students are required to wear tennis shoes and clothing that is appropriate for exercise.)
3. Follow teachers' directions the first time they are given.
4. Respect your teacher and classmates in words and actions.

Requirements:  Student participation is a must! This is an activity-based class therefore students should expect to be active during the class period.  Students should be prepared to openly experience new activities.  Remember to be safe, responsible, respectful, and to have fun!