PE and Health
IB MYP aims - The aims of MYP physical and health education are to encourage and enable students to:
- use inquiry to explore physical and health education concepts
- participate effectively in a variety of contexts
- understand the value of physical activity
- achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle
- collaborate and communicate effectively
- build positive relationships and demonstrate social responsibility
- reflect on their learning experiences
Physical education is an opportunity for students to become physically active. There are a variety of activities conducted during the school year. They include; flag football, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, badminton, bowling, miniature golf, just to name a few. Skills students learn include individual achievements and team work. The physical education department emphasizes fitness components on a daily basis which include flexibility, cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance. It is important that we give students the knowledge and tools necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. This life learned lifestyle can be carried throughout their adulthood and at home with their families.
General Physical Education
- Course Summary:
P.E. meets district requirements that include fitness testing, team sports, individual sports, knowledge of rules and strategies, and reflecting of performance. Our district standards have an increased emphasis on fitness. As such, a large emphasis is placed on physical activity and staying active. Our department strives to have our students active for at least 90 percent of the class. Through the IB learner profile P.E. emphasizes these characteristics: communicators, principled, caring, and risk-takers. These specific elements of the IB learner profile address some of the key characteristics a successful student would have for P.E. To achieve our goals throughout the year we will use a variety of learning opportunities, including: small groups, teacher and student demonstration, individual, and large groups.
- Units of Study:
Team sports/activities – Soccer, football, baseball/softball, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, volleyball, speedball, hockey, and nitroball.
Individual sports/activities – Fitness, track, badminton, pickleball, table tennis, bowling, golf, and disc golf.
Racquet Sports(Available for 7th and 8th grade)
- Course Summary:
Racquet sports meets district requirements that include increasing fitness, motor skills knowledge of rules and strategies, and reflecting of performance. Our district standards have an increased emphasis on fitness. As such, a large emphasis is placed on physical activity and staying active. Our department strives to have our students active for at least 90 percent of the class. Through the IB learner profile P.E. emphasizes these characteristics: communicators, principled, caring, and risk-takers. These specific elements of the IB learner profile address some of the key characteristics a successful student would have for P.E. To achieve our goals throughout the year we will use a variety of learning opportunities, including: small groups, teacher and student demonstration, individual, and large groups.
- Units of Study:
As in all P.E. classes fitness is always a big emphasis. Fitness training and testing will be used in all P.E. classes including racquet sports.
The units that will be studied and played in depth are tennis, table tennis, badminton, and pickleball.
This course will require students to demonstrate understanding of the impact of nutrition, food selection, safety, and eating patterns on health. They will study the consequences of using tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; the signs and symptoms of health problems that affect adolescents; sexual responsibility; how to prevent communicable diseases, HIV, and sexually transmitted disease/infections and pregnancy; and the basic structures and systems of the human body.
This course will offer students opportunities to explore career and education options so as to make informed decisions about future life choices
Mr. Kim Highland Park Middle School
Health Education Room: 3405
Health Education curriculum is in place to meet the National Health Education and Saint Paul Public School Power Standards for all SPPS middle school students. Health Education is crucial to enhance the overall health and well-being of individuals and their respective communities. Health will provide students with knowledge, attitudes, and skills to make healthy decisions for life-long health and wellness. The course fulfills the St. Paul Public Schools requirements for 7th and 8th grade health education.
SPPS District Power Standards and Units:
Personal Wellness and Mental Health
Identify and explain personal health skill knowledge in order to make informed decisions.
Understand and apply good character strategies.
Identify and categorize signs and symptoms of mental health issues and investigate management techniques including community resources.
Fitness and Nutrition
Explain how exercise benefits social, mental, and physical health.
Interpret food labels and evaluate nutritional value of personal food choices.
Analyze the balance between energy input and energy output.
Tobacco, Alcohol, and other Drugs
Compare and Contrast physical, social, and mental/Emotional short-term and long- term effects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Explain the benefits of remaining drug, alcohol, and tobacco free.
Body Systems and Disease
Identify body system functions and demonstrate healthy decisions related to maintaining the health of each system.
Locate and investigate professional healthcare resources and information related to disease prevention.
First Aid and CPR
Identify proper course of action when caring for an individual that has been injured or needs medical attention.
Identify and explain the physical, mental/emotional, and social risks associated with sexual activity now and in the future.
Distinguish between safe and harmful relationship characteristics and behaviors.
Demonstrate ways to communicated care, considerations, respect of self and others.
Identify and Explain male and female reproduction system.
National Health Education Standards:
Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
Standard 3: Demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services enhance health.
Standard 4: Demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 5: Demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal setting to enhance health.
Standard 7: Demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 8: Demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
Your grade will be based on course expectations.
Formative and Summative Assessments (written and performance),
Projects, Assignments, Participation.
Assignments and formative assessments should be turned in to ensure feedback. Class attendance is important. If you miss class and need information regarding missed assignments, please ask a reliable student, or see your teacher before or after school.
You are held accountable for your Health books and any equipment or supplies you use. A fee for the books would be added to your student account for any lost items.
Health class will provide information and experiences to motivate students to maintain mental, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual well-being. It is our hope that all students will develop a greater understanding of what it takes to develop a healthy lifestyle, to develop behavioral patterns that are personally and socially responsible, and to avoid actions that are harmful to themselves and others. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage communication between students, parents, and school. I look forward to working with you and your child.
Please sign and return to the instructor:
I have read and understand my son/daughter’s responsibilities for Health class.
I have read and understand my requirements and responsibilities for Health class.
Student signature____________________________________ Hour_________
Printed name of student__________________________________________