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High School Physical Education/Health Syllabus


Teacher: Jeremy Crigler

Email. jeremy.crigler@williamstown.kyschools.us


Course Description

-Physical Education ½ Credit: to include the content strands of personal wellness, physical fitness, psychomotor learning, and lifetime activity.

-Health ½ credit is to include the content strands of individual well-being, consumer decision, personal wellness, mental wellness, and community services.


Supplies needed:

-Students need to bring a pocket folder, spiral notebook and pencil to class each day.

-P.E. only: Gym shoes are required to participate; students should wear clothing that is appropriate for physical activity


Student Expectations

-Respect: your teacher, classmates and all equipment in gym, locker rooms and classroom.

-Responsibility: be on time, on task and prepared for class every day.

-You are to be dressed and in the gym within the first 5 minutes of class or you will be marked tardy. The consequences for being tardy will follow the school-wide tardy policy. 

- When meeting in the classroom you need to be in your seat and working on bell work.

-Always give your best effort!



A          Superior             94-100

B          Above Average   85-93

C          Average             76-84

D          Below Average    68-75

F          Failing               67 or Below


Tests, Quizzes, Projects and Unit Participation Grade are 80% of overall grade

Class assignments are 20% of overall grade



Unit Participation Grade (test grade): Students can receive 10pts per day and total 50-100 points for the unit of study.

-Points are awarded for wearing gym shoes, participation in all activities (including daily warm up/fitness activities), effort, sportsmanship and attitude. 

-If absent/unable to participate or no gym shoes you can make up points by doing a sports report. To complete the sports report, you need to find an article about sports, health or fitness, read it and write one page summarizing the article and explaining what you’ve learned from the article.  You will receive full credit once you turn in your summary and the article. If you choose not to do a report you will lose the participation points for that day.

-If a student needs to be excused from participating, they must: Bring a signed and dated note from a parent or guardian with a valid reason (illness/injury). If the student has a serious illness or injury that will keep the student from participating for more than three days a doctor’s note will be required.  The instructor will then assign alternative work.

Unit Skill and Written Tests: At the end of each unit, students will take a written test covering the concepts, rules and strategies of that unit of study. A study guide will be provided. Skill tests will also be used to assess the student’s ability to perform a variety of movement concepts and fundamentals.

Class Project (Test Grade):

F.I.T.T. assignment: Based on Fitness Testing results, students will design a personal fitness plan following the FITT principle guidelines (more details for this assignment to follow).


Class Assignments:

Class worksheets and writing assignments will fall under the class assignment category and are worth 20% of your total grade.


Final Exam/Project:

-Lifetime fitness activity assignment: Design a personal lifetime leisure/recreational plan that includes challenging and enjoyable activities


Physical Education Units of Study:

Unit 1: Teamwork and Sportsmanship                                              Unit 6: Badminton

Unit 2: Fitness                                                                                        Unit 7: Volleyball

Unit 3: Soccer                                                                                         Unit 8: Basketball

Unit 4: Frisbee                                                                                        Unit 9: Archery

Unit 5: Floor Hockey



Unit Tests, Quizzes and Projects (worth 80% of overall grade): At the end of each unit, students will take a written test covering the content, concepts, and strategies covered in that unit of study.

Quizzes will be given throughout the unit covering smaller portions of material covered.

Individual and group projects/presentations will count as test/quiz grades (Mental illness research and presentation, Fast food poster project, Drug Research Project and presentation,


Participation and class assignments (worth 20% of overall grade): Students will be graded on various in class assignments. They will also be graded on overall class participation in discussions, as well as, group and individual work.


Final Exam/Project:

Personal wellness plan project: apply goal-setting and decision-making skills in developing, implementing and evaluating a personal wellness plan


Health Education Units of Study:

Unit 1: Intro to health                                               Unit 6: CPR and First Aid

Unit 2: Mental Health                                               Unit 7: Human Growth, Development and Reproduction

Unit 3: Social Health                                                  Unit 8: Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

Unit 4: Nutrition                                                         Unit 9: Body Systems

Unit 5: Tobacco, Drugs, Alcohol                              Unit 10: Safety, Environmental and Community Health