WF George Middle School
WF George Middle School Physical Education courses will incorporate the development of the 4 basic components of physical fitness; Strength, Flexibility, Agility, and Cardiovascular Endurance. In addition, Social and Personal Responsibility as well as Communication and Critical Thinking skills will be emphasized through positive sportsmanship and team building activities. We will achieve this through many team and individual sports, games, exercise, and cooperative activities. We emphasize physical fitness and lifetime involvement. Our program is not limited to the field and gym. Students are also educated on many important issues during Health units in the classroom. Students will be graded weekly on participation, behavior and dressing out.
Supplies: T-shirt, athletic shorts, hoodie, sweat pants, tennis shoes, deodorant
Optional Supplies: Towel, body wash, shampoo, body spray.
Students are required to suit out but please don't go out and buy clothes specifically for P.E. Most of your children have what's required. They must wear athletic-type clothing that meets school dress code and tennis shoes. In addition, the shirt must cover the student's torso when the arms are raised above the head. If a student wears athletic clothing to school, they must change into a different set of clothes for P.E. If a student wears athletic shorts and a t-shirt to school that students must wear a different pair of athletic shorts and a different t-shirt to class.
How often does my child need to bring P.E. clothes to school? I require that students take their clothes home to be washed at least once a week. If you want to do it more often than that, it's up to you. I have students that bring clothes on Monday and wear them all week. I have others that bring different clothes for P.E. daily.
What happens if my child forgets their clothes for P.E.? 20 points are deducted from their "suiting out" and "participation" grade if they fail to bring their P.E. clothes to school. If a student fails to suit out 3 times during the six weeks, lunch detention will be assigned.
What happens if my child forgets part of their P.E. clothes? Points are deducted from their "suiting out" grade if they forget their tennis shoes or shirt. I'm more strict when it comes to forgetting their shorts/sweat pants. More points are deducted because jeans, capris, etc, are not appropriate for P.E.
Notes:A student must bring a note from their parent/guardian if they can't participate in P.E. due to illness or injury. If a student must miss 3 or more days of participation, a doctor's note is required. The note needs to state the amount of time that the student is unable to participate or a "return to play" date.
Junior high students are changing and growing rapidly so I spend a lot of time discussing hygiene. The average junior high student grows an average of 2 inches per year! The majority of them will be at least 6 inches taller by the time they leave junior high! It's imperative that they shower, wash their hair, and use deodorant. I do not require showering after P.E. but it is highly recommended and I give the students time to do so, especially during the warmer months of the year. Students that opt to take showers will need to bring a towel, body wash, deodorant, etc, to keep in their lockers.
Students will be issued a lock and a locker. The locks come with the combination taped to the bottom. They need to remove it and memorize their combination! Otherwise, anybody can open their locks! We have a large number of teams and community members that use our gyms and locker rooms so it's extremely important that students put their belongings in their locker and keep them locked!
What happens if my child loses their lock? Students need to come tell me if they lose their lock. If the lock can not be found within a couple of day the student will be charged $5 and another lock will be issued.
FitnessGram: Students will be tested in the following areas: trunk lift, shoulder stretch, sit and reach, push-ups, curl-ups, and the mile run. We will practice these skill all year and I will keep a record of their progress.