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Middle School Physical Education Syllabus


Teacher: Jeremy Crigler

Email. jeremy.crigler@williamstown.kyschools.us


Course Description

Students will learn about the importance of physical activity and how it benefits their overall health. Students will learn about their own physical health levels and set goals to achieve a higher level of physical fitness. Students will be introduced to and participate in a variety of lifelong physical activities, sports and games that can improve their overall health.


Materials Required for Participation

***Students must wear gym shoes to participate (Students will not be allowed to participate in class activities if they are not wearing gym shoes)***

-Students should wear clothing that is appropriate for physical activity

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


Student Expectations

-Respect the teacher, classmates and all equipment in gym and locker rooms.

-Have a positive attitude, work hard, exemplify sportsmanship, and do not use inappropriate language.  

-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. 

-Any Student who disobeys rules established in the Student Handbook throughout the semester will be subjected to disciplinary action.




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 Grades 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 appropriate gym clothes, 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, nutrition, health or fitness, from a newspaper, magazine or online article, read it and write one paragraph (at least 5 sentences) summarizing 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.

-Complete refusal of participation will result in failure of the class.


If a student needs to be excused from participating, they must do the following:

  • Bring a signed and dated written 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 2: Fitness

Unit 3: Soccer

Unit 4: Frisbee

Unit 5: Floor Hockey

Unit 6: Badminton

Unit 7: Volleyball

Unit 8: Basketball

Unit 9: Archery