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Health and Physical Education 2015-2016
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Instructors: K. Divinski (divinskik@fultonschools.org), G. Taylor
(taylorg@fultonschools.org), A. McDaniel (mcdaniela1@fultonschools.org),
S. Raup (RaupS@fultonschools.org),
J. Zier (Zier@fultonschools.org), Z. Bennett (bennettz@fultonschools.org),
F. Richardson (RichardsonF@fultonschools.org)
Physical Education
K. Divinski (divinskik@fultonschools.org), G. Taylor
(taylorg@fultonschools.org),
J. Zier (Zier@fultonschools.org), Z. Bennett (bennettz@fultonschools.org),
F. Richardson (RichardsonF@fultonschools.org)
Units in Physical Education include various team sports, individual sports,
rhythm and dance, recreational games, racquet sports, and fitness related
activities.
Georgia Performance Standards for Physical Education (GPS)
Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns
needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles,
strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical
activities.
Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity.
Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self
and others in physical activity settings.
Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, selfexpression, and/or social interaction.
Units in Physical Education include various team sports, individual sports,
rhythm and dance, recreational games, racquet sports, and fitness related
activities.
GRADING POLICY
The Participation portion of the PE grade will be based on students
participating in the daily physical education activities.
Participation 70%
Assessments 30%

Fulton County Grading Scale:
A: 100-90
B: 89-80
C: 79-70
F: 69
& below
Class Dress and Participation: Students will dress out every day in a gray or
white T-shirt, black or red shorts, athletic pants, socks and athletic shoes. For safety
reasons, flip flops, boots, Sperry’s, and sandals should not be worn in class.
PE Locks and Lockers: Each student will be issued a PE lock and locker to secure
clothes and all valuables during class. Students are responsible for locking away all
personal items during class. If locks are lost, stolen, or damaged, students will have
to pay a replacement fee of $5.00. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR STUDENT, CELL
PHONES ARE REQUIRED TO BE LOCKED IN THEIR PERSONAL PE LOCKER.
Absence/Illness: Students who are unable to dress out due to injury/illness will
need a parent’s note excusing them, from the physical activity for that day. Any
situation which prohibits a student from participation for three or more consecutive
days must submit a doctor’s note excusing them from the physical activity. All
make-up work should be completed within one week of the absence. It is the
student’s responsibility to communicate with the teacher in regard to making up the
absence.
PE Make-Up Work: Students are required to make up all physical education
absences. Make-up work can be accomplished by a written note from a parent,
coach, or an email validating 30 minutes of physical activity outside of school. The
written note must be presented to the student’s PE teacher within five school days
after returning to school from an absence.
Safety Concerns: Due to safety concerns NO horse play will be allowed
during class or in the locker rooms!
Health Education
Instructors: K. Divinski (divinskik@fultonschools.org), G.
Taylor(taylorg@fultonschools.org), S. Raup (RaupS@fultonschools.org), J.
Zier (Zier@fultonschools.org), Z. Bennett ()
Health is a course where students learn to take positive action regarding
their own well-being. Students are taught that good health habits can
improve the way they look, prevent illness, and increases success in
school, and support activities. A healthier lifestyle also provides students
with increased interaction among peers. The overall goal is to teach
students about a better quality of life, which provides physical, emotional
and mental wellness.
Georgia Performance Standards for Health (GPS)

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: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information and
products and services to enhance health.
Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal
communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to
enhance health.
Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to
enhance health.
Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing
behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family,
and community health.
Health Units:
First Aid
Mental and Emotional Health,
Personal Health and Wellness
Nutrition
Tobacco, Alcohol, Marijuana and other Drugs
Prevention of Disease
Sexual Education
Absence Make-Up Procedures: Upon returning to school following an absence, it
is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher to request make-up work.
Make-up work must be made up with five class days.
Teacher/Parent Communication: The teacher will use the email, as a source of
communication to the parent. Please check weekly for Friday notes via school
messenger.
GRADING POLICY
Classwork 40%
Assessments 30%
Student Portfolio 30%

A: 100-90
& below

Fulton County Grading Scale:
B: 89-80
C: 79-70

F: 69

All Health and Physical Education courses will follow the HMS and Fulton
County Policies:
Honor Code and Plagiarism
Student assignments turned in for grading should be the sole work of that individual
student. To prevent cheating and plagiarism, students may not collaborate with
other students or adults on their assignments unless the teacher has given specific
permission to do so. This includes the giving or receiving of information in any
manner, including electronically. In situations where collaboration is allowed, the
teacher will clearly define what level of collaboration is appropriate. Under no
circumstances is it acceptable for two students to submit identical work, unless the
assignment included a group component that makes it permissible. Students are
encouraged to consult with their teacher regarding what level of collaboration is
acceptable prior to completing and submitting their work.
HMS Plagiarism Statement: A particular kind of honor code violation occurs with
plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined as the use of another’s words or ideas and the
presentation of them as though they are entirely one’s own. Acts of plagiarism
include but are not limited to using words or ideas from a published source without
proper documentation; using the work of another student (e.g., copying another
student’s homework, composition or project); using excessive editing suggestions of
another student, teacher, parent, or paid editor. Unless directly stipulated by the
teacher, collaboration on written work is not acceptable. Students who willingly
provide other students with access to their work are in violation of the Honor Code.
Physical Education Fitness
S. Raup (RaupS@fultonschools.org)

This class is designed to give students the opportunity to learn fitness
concepts and conditioning techniques used for obtaining optimal physical
fitness. Students will benefit from comprehensive weight training and
cardiorespiratory endurance activities. Students will learn the basic
fundamentals of strength training, aerobic training, and nutrition to fuel
workouts.This class includes both lecture and activity sessions.
COURSE OBJECTIVES:
· Participate in fitness assessment and appropriate health related fitness activities.
· Use fitness assessment results to establish goals for all five health related fitness component areas.
· Develop a personal fitness plan designed to attain stated fitness goals.
· Implement personal fitness plan and assess outcomes following a period of training.
· Pursue physical activities that promote health related fitness, relieve tension, and control weight in both school and
non-school settings.
· Improve cardiovascular endurance through running, walking, and other cardiovascular activities.
· Improve agility skills, flexibility, strength, and endurance by participating in appropriate activities

GRADING POLICY

The Participation portion of the PE Fitness grade will be based on students
participating in the daily activities.
Participation 70%
Assessments 30%

A: 100-90
& below

Fulton County Grading Scale:
B: 89-80
C: 79-70

F: 69

Adventure Quest
F. Richardson (RichardsonF@fultonschools.org)
The Adventure Quest course is characterized by an atmosphere that is fun,
supportive and challenging. Non-competitive games and group problem-solving
initiatives will be used to help students learn the value of teamwork, gain decision
making strategies, practice leadership skills and appreciate individual differences.
Students will also increase their knowledge in outdoor skills such as knot tying,
orienteering, and camping skills. This course will challenge students to go beyond
their perceived boundaries.
Participation 70%
Assessment 30%

A: 100-90
& below

Fulton County Grading Scale:
B: 89-80
C: 79-70

F: 69

All Health and Physical Education courses will follow the HMS and Fulton
County Policies:
Honor Code and Plagiarism
Student assignments turned in for grading should be the sole work of that individual
student. To prevent cheating and plagiarism, students may not collaborate with
other students or adults on their assignments unless the teacher has given specific
permission to do so. This includes the giving or receiving of information in any
manner, including electronically. In situations where collaboration is allowed, the
teacher will clearly define what level of collaboration is appropriate. Under no
circumstances is it acceptable for two students to submit identical work, unless the
assignment included a group component that makes it permissible. Students are
encouraged to consult with their teacher regarding what level of collaboration is
acceptable prior to completing and submitting their work.

HMS Plagiarism Statement: A particular kind of honor code violation occurs with
plagiarism. Plagiarism is defined as the use of another’s words or ideas and the
presentation of them as though they are entirely one’s own. Acts of plagiarism
include but are not limited to using words or ideas from a published source without
proper documentation; using the work of another student (e.g., copying another
student’s homework, composition or project); using excessive editing suggestions of
another student, teacher, parent, or paid editor. Unless directly stipulated by the
teacher, collaboration on written work is not acceptable. Students who willingly
provide other students with access to their work are in violation of the Honor Code.
Home Access Center
As you may already know, Hopewell Middle School has a program called Home
Access Center that allows you to view your child’s academic progress and
attendance on-line. You may contact the school for information on how to obtain a
log-on password to your account. Due to limited access to a telephone during the
day, the best way for us to keep in contact with you is by email.