Welcome to PE and Health at Meadow Park! Our focus this school year is empowering all students to be fit, healthy, and caring learners.
This guide contains information about activity, learning, and assessing student achievement. Also, the syllabus will go over how information will be communicated, determined, and reported, for academics and behavior.
Our best line of communication is working directly with parents and students. We encourage parents and students to communicate class/behavior expectations regularly. Here are other places to locate information.
- Back to School Nite – Good opportunity to learn more about courses, etc.
- ParentVue app. – Locate student's classes, assignments, grades
- PE/Health Class Guide – Explains classroom/behavior expectations, MYP criteria, Behavior learning, and specific PE policy for the class
- Email - Please contact student's teacher directly with any additional questions
- Parent/Teacher Conferences – For use in situations where new circumstances or information need to be communicated to support student(s).
PE Basics - What kids need to be successful and stay organized:
All PE/Health Students need to have the following every period:
- Athletic bottoms (your choice)
- Athletic footwear (your choice)
- Deodorant (stick, no aerosol sprays)
All PE/Health Students need to have the following at some point in school year:
- Spiral notebook for Health Class
All PE/Health Students have the option:
- Take a shower (must bring their own towel)
PROVIDED: All PE/Health Students will receive:
- A PE locker
- A combination lock ($6 if lost)
What kids DO NOT need in PE - to be successful and stay organized:
- Cell phones/Head phones/handheld games
- Personal belongings/wallets/cash
- Food, gum
All students in the locker rooms, gyms, hallways, and playing fields are expected to exhibit PARK. Good behavior creates a safe environment and helps activities run more efficiently. The PARK expectations are MP's core values and are easy to remember.
Positive – Ensure an environment where everyone feels welcome and accepted
Aware – Be safe in all areas, locker room, gyms, fields, and with equipment
Responsible – Be on time, dressed down, ready to participate, work hard, and learn
Kind – Respect the teachers, classmates, gym facilities, and equipment
Classroom Expectations and Safety
Students should treat each other respectfully using the school-wide P.A.R.K. guidelines. All students have unique and different abilities and should be treated with acceptance and tolerance by all students. PE is mostly a non-competitive environment and we strongly support all ability levels. Lastly, Meadow Park is inclusive. Do not use: profanity, racism, harassment, gender-bias, or any negative comments.
Students should use appropriate voice volumes in classroom. Meadow Park uses a simple chart:
Equipment should be left alone until students receive safety instructions for use. All students should walk safely within their classroom. Some classrooms/gym spaces have bleachers, ladders, etc. and students should avoid these unless instructed otherwise. Larger class sizes create less space, therefore we have more guidelines for staying safe. Other safety notes:
- Do not use unattended equipment until instructed
- Please use equipment appropriately/safely, as intended/instructed to use
- Report any damaged equipment or dangerous conditions immediately
- Any equipment found in an activity area should immediately be reported or turned in to teacher
Personal Belongings should not be brought to gym or Health class. Cell phones should stay OFF AND AWAY, ideally in main school lockers. Often cell phones fall from pockets and break or are lost on the field.
Behavior is assessed with classwork, homework, group work, goal setting, and participation in class. Student behaviors are as important to success as academic marks.
The following three targets are used throughout the district to support student learning and achievement. Behaviors are reported separately from academic marks.
BLT1 - Manage Responsibilities: I can manage my responsibilities as a student.
BLT2 - Self-Directed Learning: I can self-direct my learning.
BLT3 - Classroom Interactions: I can communicate and work effectively within a team or group.
The scale used to assess Behavior Learning Targets is:
- C/I= Consistently/ Independently - the expected behavior is demonstrated consistently and independently by the student
- G= Generally - the expected behavior is usually demonstrated by the student. Sometimes they need reminders, but when prompted, the student corrects their behavior.
- R= Rarely - Improvement is needed in the expected behavior. The student does not demonstrate the expected behavior, or needs frequent reminders or re-teaching to demonstrate the behavior.
Long Term Academic Targets for PE/Health:
Beaverton School District has developed year-long academic learning targets which are aligned with Common Core standards. These targets are consistent across all Beaverton middle schools. These will be assessed through MYP criteria.
|This criterion...||Will help you learn how to...||Assessed with the following tasks...|
Knowing and Understanding
|Describe Health and Physical Education factual, procedural, and conceptual knowledge, mostly during Health.|
Written assignments, small group
projects, individual projects,
quizzes, role plays, and tests
Planning for Performance
|Design and explain a plan for improving health or physical performance and explain its effectiveness after performing it.|
Written plans and small
Applying and Performing
|Demonstrate a range of skills and techniques, strategies, and movement concepts, and apply information to perform effectively.|
Fundamental skills, game play
strategies, and tactics
Reflecting and Improving Performance
|Enhance interpersonal skills, outline goals and apply strategies to enhance performance, and explain and evaluate your performance.|
Journals, written reflections, dressing down for class, and
Assessment of Learning. Meadow Park uses the Standards Based Learning System of the Beaverton School District. The key elements of this system are:
• Clear learning targets in all content areas at each grade level
• All classroom instruction and assessments are aligned to learning targets
• Consistent scoring guides (rubrics) to determine a student's level of learning
• Focus on student growth
• Regular reporting of progress on significant skills & knowledge
Fitness Tests are standardized tests for PE. Testing results show levels of endurance, strength, and flexibility for students. Fitness testing takes place twice per school year, in fall and spring. The tests are a measure of each student's fitness levels as compared to a national standardized "healthy zone" for students their same age.
Frequency – how often you work out
Intensity – how hard you work out.
Level 1: At Rest, not moving, can easily talk
Level 2: Light, easy movement, can talk, not sweating
Level 3: Moderate (Warm-up), little uncomfortable, talking takes effort
Level 4: Vigorous, Hard work, uncomfortable, don't want to talk, sweating
Level 5: Very Hard, Very difficult – only for a short time, no talk, sweating
Time – how long you work out
Type – Cardiovascular Endurance, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance, and
- LIFETIME MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES
Students will learn and practice skills and strategies needed for familiar and different sports, games, and activities. (Maybe you are good at something and don't know it yet).
Assessment/ Grading Policies
Meadow Park uses the Middle Years Program a part of the International Baccalaureate Program.
MYP schools use a scale of 8 points to assess academic learning. Here is a sample:
8 - 7
6 - 5
4 - 3
2 - 1
|Strong work that shows the student has a thorough understanding of the topic and could apply it to an unknown situation. ||Work that consistently meets the standard and shows student has thorough understanding of the topic.||Work demonstrates partial understanding. Work may have small errors, lack detail, or is missing key portions of the standard. ||Beginning understanding of the topic, often minimal response, needs substantial correction or completion.|
A collection of evidence will be assessed through observations of student performance in class. Also, students are graded on knowledge using both written and oral classwork. Summary Judgments are final grades within the MYP scale. Aggregate summary judgments are used to provide useful information for determining strengths and areas where improvement is needed.
There are four reporting periods throughout the school year on academic performance via progress reports and report cards. There are two parent conferences, one in the fall and one in the spring.
1. Physical Education T-shirt. Purchased online or from the front office for $5 each and should not be modified in any way. This is MANDATORY PE uniform.
2. Students are required to change. Athletic shorts/sweats/etc. that are DIFFERENT from the clothes you wore to school that day and all clothing worn should be marked with your name to prevent loss and confusion.
3. Athletic shoes ONLY. Only bring shoes that lace up and have non-marking soles. All other footwear is UNACCEPTABLE. This includes: platform, slip-on, sandal style shoes or other.
Changing into PE clothes is an important aspect of the BSD Learning Targets. Continued non-dress will result in a lower score in your overall class grade. Please discuss special circumstances with your PE teacher.
- Please bring a roll-on or stick deodorant to keep at school in your locker.
- ABSOLUTELY NO aerosol spray deodorants or body sprays
- Wash PE clothing at the end of the week. This keeps clothes clean and limits bad odors.
What is the process for dressing down in PE?
1. Bring required clothing to locker room.
a. Sit down on a bench near assigned locker.
b. Change clothes
c. Use locker/lock combo to store school clothing.
d. After class, repeat process and sit on benches waiting patiently to be dismissed by PE staff.
2. Students are responsible for their own belongings.
- DO NOT share your combination with ANYONE.
- Make sure all valuables are locked inside your locker when you go to the gym.
- Do not allow anyone to keep their belongings inside your locker.
- Make sure all PE clothing is marked with your name according to the requirements.
- Do not borrow from or loan your clothes to others.
- Do not ask your teacher to hold items for you in class.
- Always double check to see that all of your PE clothes are in your locker and
that your LOCK is LOCKED whenever you leave the locker room.
- A lost and found will be kept in each locker room. Check immediately after losing
clothes or a valuable. Check back periodically.
- If you leave your PE clothes at home, it is your responsibility to let your teacher know.
- The use of half lockers is allowed during your PE class only. Please remove the lock
after your class is over and put it back on your regular small locker.
3. Treat people and the environment with respect
- No yelling and banging on lockers
- Gum, food, or beverages are not allowed in the locker room or in PE class.
- All personal belongings need to be left in the lockers. No backpacks, coats, lunch boxes, iPods, cell phones, water bottles, etc. should be brought into the locker room or gym. These items SHOULD BE LEFT IN YOUR MAIN HALL LOCKER.
Safety First, Last, and Always!
- Never be in any game area without an instructor present.
- Do not use equipment without permission
- Stay out of equipment rooms without permission
- Stay within sight of your teacher
ABSENCE: Attendance is required in physical education. Please ask about make-up work from your teacher – this is your responsibility. Alternative assignments are given during injuries.
- If an absence is unexcused (skipping), the day cannot be made up. Students not in the locker room are considered to be late or skipping class.
- Please make sure to be on-time to class. Use a note when in the hallways or coming late to class.
- Skipping or being late can result in disciplinary action, i.e. detention, etc.
4. If you are absent from class due to a school sponsored activity, illness, or appointment, then
talk to your teacher about make-up work.
ILLNESS: If you are in school, you are expected to participate. Talk with your teacher about your level of activity for the day. Teachers will work with students to modify the day's work to an appropriate level. This is also the case if you are returning to school after an illness.
INJURY: Please report all injuries immediately to the instructor, whether you feel it is serious or not. A doctor's note is required if you see a doctor. A doctor's note is also required if you are unable to participate for more than 3 consecutive PE days. A parent note is valid for up to 3 PE classes, or a maximum of 1 week.
* Doctor's Note: Must include a time frame or follow-up time and list any restrictions.
ANY questions? Please Ask! All teachers are here to help you with a question or problem.
Student Name _______________________ Teacher _________________
Day (Circle One) Blue Yellow Period ________ Grade __________
I have read the MP Physical Education handbook and understand what is expected.
Student signature ____________________________________ Date _________
I have reviewed the MP Physical Education syllabus with my child and understand what the expectations are and will encourage full participation in the program.
Parent/guardian signature __________________________________ Date ________