EastlandHigh School 2016 - 2017 Physical Education Syllabus

   Prepared by:  Colleen Finn-Henze & Tony Dunlap

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Course Description

Physical Education is a required course for all students at Eastland High School; it is therefore geared towards the interests and needs of all types of students.  The main expectation of this course is positive participation.  In addition,our main goal is to provide each student with the knowledge needed to continue being active and healthy, through developing a fitness plan for their continued lives.

Course Objectives

-         To develop team-building skills through positive participation and physical activity.

-         To acquire the proper skills required for participation in a variety of team and individual sports.

-         To develop an understanding of the principles of FITT Frequency/Intensity/ Time/Type.

-         To understand the principles of physical fitness so the student can continually assess their progress.

-         To understand the importance of aerobic vs. anaerobic exercise to a personal fitness plan, and

-         To apply their knowledge of training by developing a personal fitness plan.

Units Of Study

Throughout the school year, we will be covering a variety of team and individual sports that may include weights and fitness room activities, soccer, team handball, frisbee golf, aerobics, softball, and badminton.  We will also cover golf, track & field, speedball, flag football, and tennis volleyball, as well as, perform fitness tests.

Course Rules

-         Respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher, and the school’s equipment at all times.

-         Dress each day, appropriately, for class.  P.E. t-shirts and shorts must be worn each day.  Sweatpants and sweatshirts may be worn over top of the physical education uniform if the weather dictates.  If you habitually fail to dress for class(or dress inappropriately), don’t expect a favorable grade.

-         Be inside the locker room each day by the time the bellrings.

-         No visible jewelry of any kind can be worn for physical education class…No exceptions!  Grades will be lowered accordingly for wearing jewelry.

-         Swearing will not be tolerated.

-         A positive attitude is a must!


Grading will be based on three distinct areas:  1) participation in all exercises, 2)dress and positive participation, and 3) written work, quizzes, tests, worksheets, etc… In the area of dress and positive participation, each student will begin the 9-week period with 100points; it is then up to the individual to maintain that point level throughout the quarter.

Points will be earned each day for successfully completing the exercise routine, positive participation in class, dressing for class, and scores for quizzes, tests, or worksheets. Failure to properly dress for class will result in a 2-point reduction; each subsequent failure to dress will result in a 2-point reduction.  Failing to positively participate daily will result in at least a 2-point reduction, depending on the severity of the incident.  Examples in this area would include pushing, fighting, swearing, poor effort, or general lack ofsportsmanship.  Additionally, there will be opportunities to earn make-up points (if not dressing) through writing papers or reports.

Due to the fact that Physical Education is worth credit hours counting towards a student’s GPA, no one will be excused from class for any reason not related to health or illness.

Please feel free to review this outline throughout the year; we will be doing a variety of activities that will provide ample opportunities for everyone to be successful. Keep a positive attitude, and with a little effort everyone will succeed. Remember…a commitment to being physically fit and taking care of your body will be one of the most important promises you can make to yourself!!!