6th, 7th, and 8th grade: Physical fitness testing
Students will be tested on push-ups/sit-ups, pull-ups, the shuttle run, and the mile run. Students were tested at the beginning of the year. The objective for this second test is for the students to improve their numbers from the first test to show improvement. At the end of the unit, students will analyze their numbers/times, compare the numbers from the first test and second test, and explain their findings by writing a paper.
Students are given 5 points each day for participation, preparation (wearing athletic clothes), and behavior. Missing clothes, lack of participation, and poor sportsmanship can result in a loss of points for the day. As a physical education department we try to teach lifelong fitness and health concepts throughout the course of the year. We also try to teach the students to display good sportsmanship and respect towards other students/teammates. This is an important concept to learn in order for our students to transition towards young adulthood.