Physical Education

Qualters Middle School Physical Education Philosophy

· To prepare students for a healthy fitness oriented lifestyle
· To introduce a variety of activities that will foster participation for a lifetime.
· To foster teamwork, responsibility, sportsmanship while having fun

Clothing requirements (all grades):
Athletic shorts, sweats, or wind pants as well as sneakers are required to allow for proper movement without injury.

Water Bottle:
Students are encouraged to bring plastic bottles to class if we are going to be outside.

Medical Excuses:
If your child is unable to participate in class for a medical reason they need to bring a note from a parent/guardian or a physician excusing them from class.

Grading (all levels)
Students are graded on the following:
· Participation (Effort) / Preparation.
· Various Assessments
· Class Behavior / Attitude

The Following Scale Will Be Used:

A (95) = Student consistently demonstrates high standards in all of the above.

B (85) = Student adequately demonstrates high standards in all of the above.

C (75) = Student minimally/inconsistently demonstrates high standards in all of the above

F (59) = Student rarely demonstrates high standards in all of the above.

Some of the Qualters Middle School's Physical Education/Wellness activities for the school year:

· Basketball; Table Tennis; Soccer; Football; Volleyball; Floor Hockey;Softball; Ultimate Frisbee; Fitness; Bocce; Bowling; Badminton; Pickle Ball just to name a few.

Intramurals:

The athletic department of the Mansfield Public Schools sponsors a program of intramural athletics and activities in the middle school.  The program was designed to provide worthwhile recreation for children after school.  Some of the activities being offered are: kickball, wiffleball, floor hockey, and lacrosse.  Intramurals will be held after school hours from 1:50 pm to 2:50 pm Monday through Thursday. Bus students are able to take the late bus.  There is no fee for intramurals.  Permission slips can be downloaded below or obtained in the main office.  These slips must be signed and returned for a child to participate.  

 

Intramurals has three sessions:

Fall Season - September 14 - November 5, 2015.  Mondays and Wednesdays will be soccer; and Tuesdays and Thursdays will be wiffleball.  

Winter Season - TBA

Spring Season - TBA

INTRAMURAL PERMISSION SLIP

"Physical Education is the only subject which, by the very nature of its content has the potential to affect how a person will feel every moment of everyday for the rest of his or her life."

"Physical activity is good not only for the heart, but also for the brain, feeding it glucose and oxygen, and increasing nerve connections, all of which makes it easier for children of all ages to learn. Numerous studies show that children who exercise do better in school."

Newsweek 2/19/96





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