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Sixth Grade “Discover and Explore”

During our students’ first year of Physical Education, we present them with the opportunity to discover how their bodies work and give the the opportunity to explore their strengths and weaknesses in a curriculum that revolves around four components.

  1. Cardiovascular Fitness - Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of cardiovascular activities, at least once per week including timed distance runs, ramp runs, sprints, the Pacer and additional activities that build cardiovascular endurance. 
  2. Exercise Science Lab (ESL) - Students are given the opportunity to test, evaluate, set goals and improve their individual physical fitness through the use of state of the art cardio equipment, circuit training and free weights.
  3. Flexibility, Rhythm and Movement - We introduce and refine skills of flexibility, rhythm and movement through stretching, dance and basic coordination skills units throughout the year. 
  4. Basic Skills - Students explore and develop the basic skills of hand-eye coordination, foot-eye coordination, striking, volleying, throwing, catching, spacial awareness and movement patterns through units and activities such as Volley Tennis, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Track & Field, Power Stretching (yoga), DrumFit, Jump Rope, Tag games and other activities throughout the year.

Seventh Grade “Personal Development” 

While the four components above continue to be a vital part of our curriculum, the Seventh Grade program is supplemented by two additional components. 

  1. Team and Individual Sports - The focus in 7th grade begins to shift from basic skills to Team and Individual Sports. Students build on what they learned in 6th grade, and have the opportunity to explore new sports such as volleyball, over-the-line, hockey, indoor soccer, pickleball, frisbee (Kan Jam, frisbee golf and ultimate frisbee), badminton and golf.
  2. FitnessGram Testing - The FitnessGram is a state required test that measures the 4 main components of Physical Fitness (Aerobic Capacity, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance and Flexibility). Students will be instructed on the appropriate techniques of each of the required test items and be given the opportunity to re-test and evaluate their personal growth throughout the year. The official test takes place in May. Our objective is to prepare all students for their 9th grade testing, which requires passing of the assessments before graduating from high school. 

Eighth Grade “Activity for Life”

The sequential and developmental skills presented in both sixth and seventh grades are taken to a more advanced level during the eighth grade year. Students continue their personal progress in the ESL; in addition, they are introduced to The Power Plant, our indoor/outdoor personal fitness facility which focuses on free weights, circuit training and agility. During this year, the emphasis will be placed on team and individual activities that can be placed for a lifetime such as weightlifting, softball, volleyball, basketball, pickleball and golf. 

P.E. ACADEMY (elective) “Extension of Learning”

The PE Academy is an elective offered to students that is not only an extension of current and previous units learned in traditional PE class, but also allows students to compete at a higher level. Students participate in a variety of team and individual sports throughout the year, usually rotating every 3-4 weeks. 


Every student receives three grades in Physical Education; Academic, Citizenship and Work Habits. Regardless of the class the student is in, the following guidelines apply:


The main accumulation of points each semester is through class Participation, Preparedness and Sportsmanship. Points are also earned from grades/timed runs and other assessments such as skills assessments, unit tests/quizzes, peer and/or self assessments and group and/or individual projects. 

Students may lose points for lack of participation, poor effort, poor/off-task behavior, lack of preparedness and chewing gum. The amount of point deductions for each of these infractions are up to the teacher’s discretion depending on the frequency and severity of the student’s behavior. 

Work Habits 

This portion of the student’s grade is largely based on their academic grade. However, other considerations, such as a student not improving over the trimester and/or effort level during class time, can affect the final grade. The scale below shows a guideline used to break down the number of marks a student has accrued during the trimester into a possible Work Habit grade.

  • 98% and up= O
  • 97% - 86%= G
  • 85% - 75%= S
  • 74% and down = N/U


This piece of the student’s grade is driven by a number of things such as: Does the student come to class on time and prepared each day? Is the student following school wide expectations? The scale below shows a guideline used to break down the number of marks a student has accrued during the trimester into a possible Citizenship grade.

  • 0 marks= O
  • 1 – 2 marks = G
  • 3 – 5 marks = S
  • 6 – ? down = N/U



Any student may be excused from physical activity with a documented medical excuse. A note from a parent may excuse a student for up to three days, and all missed work must be made up. After three days a doctor's note is required. 


Make-up work is offered for students who are absent from class, had a parent note excusing them from class, missed graded runs and/or missing assignments. Make-ups are provided by individual teachers. These may be online workouts, make-up runs or any assignment given by the teacher in relation to the material missed. If students have to participate in an after school make-up, they may take the activity bus home upon completion of the activity. 


  • Arrive in the locker room before the tardy bell, and be out on the blacktop before the second bell 
  • Wear the proper TPMS issued PE clothing to class 
  • Follow school-wide behavior expectations
  • Follow the safety instructions set by the Physical Education Staff
  • Take pride and care for all of the equipment and school facilities



  • Keep locker locked at all times
  • Do not share lockers or combinations
  • Do not share P.E clothes with anyone
  • The locker room is for use only during your P.E. period
  • No glass containers, food, drinks (other than water), or gum in locker room
  • Use restrooms during dressing time only
  • Remain behind the red line on the blacktop after changing until the bell rings
  • No aerosol sprays, scented body spray, colognes or perfumes inside locker rooms (can use these OUTSIDE if needed)
  • Absolutely no horseplay of any kind in the locker room



All students are required to change for class. Physical Education is a required academic class, and students are expected to be prepared for class by bringing their appropriate P.E. uniform. If students forget their clothes, they may borrow a “loaner” set of clothing from the Physical Education department. Excessive use of “loaners” may affect students’ overall grade. 

Appropriate Physical Education clothes consists of a TPMS issued P.E. shirt, TPMS issued P.E. shorts, socks and athletic shoes with laces. TPMS issued P.E. sweatshirts and sweatpants are also available for colder days. A sturdy lock should be used to secure their belongings in the locker issued to them at the beginning of school year. School issued Master locks are preferred, and available for purchase.

P.E. Price List

  • P.E. Shirts $10
  • P.E. Shorts $15
  • P.E. Locks $8
  • P.E. Sweatshirt $20
  • P.E. Sweatpants $20