Course Expectations

PE/Health 7

Semester 1: Fall/Winter 2014-15

Mr. Traphagen

Room: 205

Phone: 507-223-2002 ext. 2038                                                                                



Class Overview:

The seventh grade Physical Education and Health course is a required class which combines physical education and health education practices. In PE, students will be exposed to a wide range of physical activities in an effort to foster skills and interest in team/lifetime sports and recreational/fitness activities. In Health, students will be introduced to a variety of different health components such as wellness, social health, body systems, substance abuse, and safety. The focus here is to promote a positive health behavior change in all students.

Materials Required:

  • Pen/Pencil
  • Notebook
  • Folder
  • Lock for Gym Locker
  • Proper PE attire

Class Expectations/Rules:

  1. All Students must dress appropriately, that means not in the same clothes that you are wearing to school that day. Tennis shoes that can be laced up, no sandals or boots (if you don’t own a pair of tennis shoes, let me know). Gym shorts, sweatpants, windpants, etc. NO jeans, khakis, dress pants, etc. T-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, or sweatshirts are accepted. Any shorts worn must reach past your fingertips while your arms hang at your side. NOT DRESSED=0 for the day.
  2. Showering is optional, but I recommend to at least have a stick of deodorant handy.
  3. After the bell for class to start rings, you have 8 minutes to get changed and into the gym.
  4. No food, gum, dangling jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, dangly/hoop earrings) or drinks are allowed during class. If you are thirsty, ask before you go to the drinking fountain (shouldn’t take longer than 2 minutes to get a drink).
  5. Racist, sexist, and discriminatory comments will not be tolerated and will be dealt with by me and/or administration. Zero tolerance.
  6. All in-class activities should be done within the allotted time limit of class. I will try my best not to give out extra homework outside of class time, but if you are not using your time wisely in class, you will be required to complete the work outside of class.
  7. If you’re absent the day of an in-class activity/quiz, you will be given two courtesy days to make-up the work. If absent from PE, you must perform 30 minutes of exercise outside of class time for any day you are gone (sports practices do not count). Have a parent or teacher write a note and sign it explaining what you did for exercise and hand it in to me.
  8. Work hard, set your goals high, and have fun becoming a healthier person!
  9. Leave laziness at the door, there’s no room for it in school!

Course Components: (tentative order)

Approximately 10 weeks for PE and 8 weeks for Health

PE: Conditioning/Weight Training, Fitness Testing, Lawn Games, Flag Football, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Floor Hockey

Health: Total Health/Wellness, Social Health: Conflict Resolution & Violence Prevention, Body Systems, Avoiding Substance Abuse, Safety/First Aid & CPR

In PE class, I absolutely do not grade my students based on how athletic/skilled they are. I want all my students to have a positive experience with physical education and to give their best effort all the time. If I consistently see great effort from students, I have no doubt that you will do a great job in my class.


PE: Students can earn up to 10 points daily for active participation, cooperation, and appropriate behavior/attitude. Grading is based on subjective and objective assessment from the teacher. I will deduct points accordingly if I believe a student is not giving 100 percent effort, is misbehaving, doesn’t follow proper safety guidelines, or is disrupting class in anyway.

Two points will be deducted automatically if student is tardy that day. If you aren’t changed into proper PE attire, you will receive a 0 for the day and those points cannot be made up.

Students will earn their final grade in the following areas throughout the semester:

  • Participation
  • In-class activities
  • Quizzes
  • Projects

The PE and Health grade combine together to form one final grade so it is important for students to do well in both areas of the class. If there are ever any questions or concerns that you as a student or a parent have about anything regarding the grading of the class, please do not hesitate to e-mail me or call me. In PE, it is important to realize that this is a required class and that ALL students must participate in every activity unless the teacher is presented with a Doctor’s note stating a student is physically unable to perform. I understand that some students are in sports which require significant amounts of physical activity outside of class time, but I still will expect those students to give their best efforts during PE. I am a huge advocate of sports but we need to remember, school comes before sports.