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Syllabus for Physical Education and Health

Bryson Middle School


Teacher : Chuck Moon

Course Description : The middle school physical education and health program is designed as a prerequisite for the high school’s program. Students will be in this course for one semester during the school year. There will be a heavy emphasis on physical fitness and an informed, healthy lifestyle. The students will participate in the national "FitnessGram" test as required by the State Department of Education. Students will be exposed to a variety of activities and will be expected to become age-level proficient in at least two of the activities. Additionally, Health Education at Bryson Middle School is integrated within the semester. The course will focus on life skills and activities to enhance the students’ ability to make healthy choices throughout life. Boys and girls are instructed separately for the Sexuality Education portion of the curriculum requirements.


Daily Schedule :

  8:30-9:19       1 st   period        Planning
  9:21-10:09     2
nd period        8th grade 
10:11-10:59     3
rd period         8th grade 
11:01-11:51     4
rd period         7th grade
11:53-12:43     5
th period         7th grade
 12:45- 1:35     6th period        (lunch and plan)
 1:37-2:25        7
th period          6th grade 
 2:27-3:15        8
th period          6 th grade

DESCRIPTION OF STUDENTS : Physical education instructors will teach and equal portion of the students in the school with their ages ranging from ten to fifteen, all grades inclusive. Our student body is made up of the full socio-economic spectrum with the majority coming from rural, middle class working families. The minority population is mixed with about fourteen percent African- American and about two percent from other ethnic backgrounds.

Standard 1 The student will demonstrate competence in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 2 The student will demonstrate understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performing of physical activities.
Standard 3 The student will participate regularly in physical activity.
Standard 4 The student will achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Standard 5 The student will exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical-activity settings.
Standard 6 The student will demonstrate awareness that physical activity provides the opportunity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.


Fitness Pre/post testing; team sports; individual sports; and lifetime sports


Click here for current State Health Standards and Indicators.

Content Areas : Health instruction in classes will align with the six content areas of the South Carolina Health and Safety Education Standards as described in the state standards document above.  

Health Education at Bryson Middle School will focus on life skills and activities to enhance the students’ ability to make healthy choices throughout life. Boys and girls are instructed separately for the Sexuality Education portion of the


The following topics will be included in our health curriculum:

 Nutrition & Physical Activity 

Injury Prevention & Safety

Mental, Social & Emotional Health

Personal & Community Health

Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco

Growth & Development, Sexual Health & Responsibility

Instructional Materials and Resources :

Text: Holt, Rhinehart, Winston. Decisions for Health, 2004.

The text will be used only in class. Hand-outs and other supplemental materials will be distributed to the students as needed.

All grade level textbooks and online resources that accompany the text available online at:  

Each grade level's specific link, username and passwords to access the online textbook and publisher's online materials are found on the parent page. 

Each grade level has a different textbook and related materials.


Fitness testing and tracking for students
Written assessment on sports knowledge
Hand-written reports on fitness related information
Fitness testing.
Sports skills assessment


Students in physical education will be graded on the numeric scale used by all
teachers. Fitness and motor skill assessments will be converted to numeric
grades based on a predetermined scale for each item.

Failure to dress out- a 20 point deduction

Failure to participate in class- a 20 point deduction

Failure to turn in written report is a 10-point deduction

Dressing-out - 30%

Participation- 20%




September 19 / October 31
November 28 / January 19
February 15 / March 27
April 30 / June 4


Students will be given activities to do at home that will correspond with Fitness activities and subjects we will cover in class. Parent participation is required via written acknowledgement of the assigned and unassigned activities.


Ample time will be allowed for students to make-up work that was missed while they were absent. Any written work must be hand written and can be made up within five school days.

1. Students should come to class on time.
2. Students should bring necessary materials to class. They will be expected to dress out and participate in class each day.
3. Students should keep their hands, feet, and all other objects to themselves.
4. Students should respect themselves and others.
5. Students should follow all school rules.

1st step: a warning is given
2nd step: notification of the parent/guardian of the child breaking a rule
3rd step: Last warning
4th step:  Referral - Disruptive behavior will result in immediate referral or administrative intervention.

STUDENT PROCEDURES : Students will be expected to arrive to class and in the locker room by the time the tardy bell rings. Five minutes are allowed for dressing out in the proper attire (shorts/sweatpants, t-shirt/sweatshirt, socks and athletic shoes). Students will be allowed to get water in the facilities during class.

RULES AND PROCEDURES: Students will explore the rules and procedures during the first days of school and will be allowed to ask questions and give input to class procedures.

DRESSING OUT FOR CLASS : It is rare that students who are healthy enough to come to school are not healthy enough to participate in physical education. Students who are ill should be kept at home. Students who become ill during school and come to PE class will have to be screened by the teacher for possible referral to the school nurse. Otherwise, students are expected to meet the class in proper gym clothes (only plain red shirt and only solid black shorts or warm-up pants). Students who “forget” their gym gear will still be expected to complete an alternate assignment. Once again, the teacher will be responsible for making the decision as to the safety of the activity for those not dressed in proper attire. Those students who do not dress out or participate in class will have points deducted from the 9-week grade.

REWARD SYSTEM : Students will also be rewarded for going above and beyond the standard expectations. If students have exhibited excellent behavior and effort and are encouraging others working in an outstanding manner, they will be recognized, rewarded with special treats, and recorded as such in the teacher’s grade book.

COMMUNICATION : Parental communication will be done in a variety of ways. Phone calls, personal contact, and notes and letters will be sent home.

MODIFICATIONS OF SYLLABUS : This syllabus is a flexible listing of activities done in physical education. Some changes will be made due to assembly programs, picture days, state mandated testing, rainy day, fire ants, etc.


First Quarter:

Pre-Fitness Testing


Flag Football



Sexuality Education


Personal & Community Health


Second Quarter



Injury Prevention & Safety

Drug, Alcohol, & Tobacco

Mental Emotional & Social Health

Red Cross Instruction

Post-Fitness Testing

Third Quarter

Pre-Fitness Testing


Crab Soccer


Sexuality Education


Personal & Community Health

Fourth Quarter

Pre-Fitness Testing



Injury Prevention & Safety

Drug, Alcohol, & Tobacco

Mental Emotional & Social Health

Red Cross Instruction

Post-Fitness Testing