Mill Valley Middle School
Physical Education: Grade 7th & 8th
Mr. Alex Aquino
Phone: 415.389.7711 x 2786
Our mission as teachers in physical education is to provide our students with the skills and knowledge to maintain a life-long healthy and physically fit lifestyle. Students will be taught different ways to exercise through strength training, cardiovascular endurance training, team and individual sports. We will provide instruction on forming fitness goals, nutrition, and interpersonal skills that all students need to be successful members in our community.
Students will develop understanding and demonstrate competencies in physical activities for the following categories: team building, cardiovascular fitness, health & nutrition, individual and team sports. Students will acquire knowledge and skills appropriate for social development within their community, school, and peer relationships through participation in team oriented activities and personal journal reflections. Students will learn how to design fitness goals and record and reflect on their progress throughout the school year. The teacher will assess students based on knowledge and demonstration of various skills used in individual fitness activities and team sports.
M.V.M.S. P.E. shirt (Grey) & P.E. shorts (Navy) *must be labeled in permanent marker with first and last names.
Athletic, Supportive Shoes with laces
Students earn the following Daily Points:
1.) Two points for Participation(includes all class activities).
2.) One point for Teamwork
3.) One point for being prepared(including PE uniform).
A (95 - 100) A- (90 - 94)
B+ (87 - 89) B (84 - 86) B- (80 - 83)
C+ (77 - 79) C (74 - 76) C- (70 - 73)
D+ (67 - 69) D (64 - 66) D- (60 - 63)
F (0 - 59)
FINAL GRADE = TOTAL POINTS EARNED / TOTAL POINTS POSSIBLE
Example: Alex earns 595 points out of 650 total possible
650 = 0.915
Alex receives an 92%, or an A-
Class Expectations, Policies, & Procedures
Students will be responsible for their actions and personal belongings
Students will be safe while participating in P.E. activities and exercises
Students who forget their P.E. uniform will borrow a loaner from the teacher
Students will be respectful to all students, teachers, and campus staff.
Students are to put forth their best effort daily on behavior, activities and assignments.
Students will not enter any classroom, gym or field unsupervised by a teacher
Students are expected to quietly and timely change in the locker room
Students will refrain from any and all unacceptable behavior in class (including but not limited to: fighting, foul language, chewing gum, and bullying)
No food or drinks (water acceptable) in P.E. facilities
No cell phone use permitted in class
Students are to bring home and clean P.E. uniforms each weekend
If a student is unable to participate in P.E. activities a parent may excuse the student for up to three days with a written note addressed to the teacher on the first day excused. For a period longer than three days, parents must provide a doctor’s note that specifies the amount of time a student must be excused.