Physical Education and Health

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 WELCOME BACK TO ST. JANE'S FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.   PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASSES BEGIN ON TUESDAY AUGUST 29TH.  AS ALWAYS THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF SCHOOL ARE DEDICATED TO FITNESSGRAM.  I AM SURE WE HAVE ALL BEEN VERY ACTIVE THIS SUMMER AND THE MILE RUN WILL BE A PIECE OF CAKE.  OOPS!!!  MAKE THAT A PIECE OF FRUIT INSTEAD.

HEALTH CLASSES BEGIN THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL

SEE YOU ALL SOON.       Mr. McGarvey
   

HEALTH CLASS

Where do I find my son's or daughter's Health homework assignments or dates for tests?  7th and 8th Grade Health assignments etc. can be found on Miss Mello's E-Board or go to Mrs. Schroeder's REMIND APP.  6th Grade Health Assignments etc. can be found on Mrs. Hrazanek's web page.  The assignments are located there because you frequent those venues more often.

8th Grade Health Test ---------  Thursday  Sept. 7, 2017         CPR Vocabulary

7th Grade Health Test ---------   Friday 

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY -

7th and 8th Grade students looking for service hours have an opportunity to help out with Cup Stacking Club which begins the first Tuesday of January 2018.  Cup Stacking Club is from 2:00 to 3:00 after school in the gym for 10 Tuesdays.  Students need not have cup stacking competition background to help with Cup Stacking Club.  Also, to help judge at the March 24, 2018 Eastern Pennsylvania Cup Stacking Tournament at Palisades Middle School (7 service hours).

PHYSICAL FITNESS UPDATE

The President's Challenge physical fitness test has been discontinued nationwaide.  The President's Council on youth fitness along with Play 60 and other youth fitness organizations have established FITNESSGRAM.  

There have been some changes to the fitness tests.  Test items include:  The one-mile run (cardiorespiratory endurance), flexed arm hang with overhand grip {arm and shoulder muscle strength}, (pull ups are no longer used), back-saver sit and reach (flexibility), curl-ups (the technique has changed to isolate the abdominal muscles and abdominal strength), and trunk lift (flexibility).  This is a transition year for the students, teacher, and aides on learning the new techniques and measuring the students abilities.  A percentile is no longer used to interpret their score.  The student's score falls into one of two categories:  "Healthy Fitness Zone" or Needs Improvement.  You can check this when they complete the three class periods of physical fitness and are given their score sheets to take home.  For example, if the student fall into the "Needs Improvement" category for the mile run he/she should take part in activities that increase their cardiorespiratory endurance.  Even though we do alot of these things in gym class, once a week for 45-50 minutes is not sufficient to make a change.

     FITNESSGRAM ON POWER SCHOOL - On Power School in the Fitnessgram column  for Phys. Ed. If there is an 82 that indicates that your son/daughter is in the Healthy Fitness Zone for all areas and is Satisfactory.  If there is a 72 that means that your son/daughter did not achieve the Healthy Fitness Zone Standard for one or more areas and Needs Improvement.

 

CUP STACKING INFORMATION

STACK-UP  NOVEMBER  9,  2017, Thursday,  FFH,  2:00-3:00

Cup Stacking Tournament ----- MARCH  24 , 2018

CUP CLUB BEGINS  TUESDAY  JANUARY  2, 2018   FFH  2:00-3:00

TOURNAMENT  REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 1ST  

    LAST CUP CLUB IF YOU ARE NOT SIGNED UP FOR THE TOURNAMENT  FEBRUARY 20, 2018

TOURNAMENT CUP STACKING CLUB DATES   FEBRUARY 27, MARCH 6TH AND MARCH 13TH

IMPORTANT TO ATTEND CUP CLUB FEBRUARY 27, 2018  TO FINALIZE RELAY TEAMS.

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADES

Physical Education Grades - At the beginning of each marking period all students recieve a satisfactory (passing) grade in Effort and Conduct.   Lack of effort or poor behavior in class will show on Power School that the student is deficient in those areas.  

The student's final trimester grade in PE is based on individual skills, game skills, knowledge of rules, team play, sportsmanship, effort, and conduct.

Students in Grades 1 and 2 are graded on basic Physical Education Skills, Effort, and Conduct. They will receive a skills evaluation sheet to let you know how they are performing in certain areas.  For example, locomotor skills, ball skills, jump rope skills, tumbling skills, rhythmic activities, game skills, etc.  On their report card they will receive a "PLUS MARK  +" (Very Good), a "SLASH MARK / " (Satisfactory) or a "MINUS - " (Needs Improvement).

Students in Grades 3 and 4 will also receive a skills evaluation sheet along with their regular trimester grade.

Conduct in Physical Education class - All students should demonstrate the 6 traits of Good Character (A Life Skill) during PE Class.  Those traits are: Trustworthy, Responsibility, Respect, Fairness, Caring, and Good Citizenship.  If a student fails to do so he or she will be removed from the activity.   In addition Grades 6, 7, and 8 will also follow the policy for self -discipline. 

Students are also expected to do "NED".  This stands for: Never give up, Encourage others, Do your best.

 

HEALTH GRADES - MAJOR CHANGES ON THE NEW REPORT CARDS FOR GRADES 3 TO 8

 Health is still a Minor Subject even though it is now listed as a Sub Code under Physical Education.  Grading for Health has now changed to  a + (PLUS) Exceeds Expections (A numerical Grade of 90 or above or a letter Grade of Very Good or Outstanding).  / (CHECK) Meets Expectations (A numerical Grade of 75 to 89 or a letter Grade of Satisfactory or Good).  - (MINUS) Does Not Meet Expectations (A numerical Grade of 74 or lower or a letter Grade of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory).

A minimun Health Grade of a / CHECK is required in order to receive Honor Status.

HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT MY CHILD'S GRADE IS IN HEALTH CLASS???  In order to find out your child's Health Grade you must go to Physical Education on Power School and touch the numerical Grade in the Trimester column.  This will open up so you may see your child's Health test scores, homework assignments, etc.  However, it will not give you their average for the trimester.  In order to find out their trimester average you must  compute their average by going back to the old formula of adding their grades and dividing by the number of items for that trimester. 

(A check mark under a homework assignment has no numerical or letter grade value it means that the assignment has been completed.  A zero (0) under a homework assignment means that the assignment was not completed and the zero will be averaged into their grade until the assignment IS COMPLETED.)

 Health for Grades 6, 7 and 8 - If you wish to know the procedure for health class rules, homework, and tests ask your son/daughter to show you "The Pledge" which should be their very first page of their health notebook.  The main factors for determining the students health grade are: Test scores, Homework assignments, Projects, Participation in class.

Health for Grades 3 through 5 -  The main factors for determining the students health grade are: Knowledge of the material, Participation in class, and completed homework assigments.

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