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- Graduate of Norwich University / Bachelor of Science / Physical Education
- Coached Varsity Field Hockey for 32 years / Retired 2009
- Certified in Driver Education
- Member of The NorthEast Women Agenda Hall of Fame
- Married / two Adult children / five grand children
SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
JOY BENSON & JOE BROWN
The primary aim of Physical Education is to improve the
quality of the students’ life and to have students work towards becoming a Physically Educated Person as defined by the Grade Expectations listed below:
** Has learned skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities.
** Does participate regularly in physical activity.
** Is physically fit.
** Knows implications of and benefits from involvement in physical activity.
** Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthy lifestyle.
** Respect others and be accountable and responsible for your choices.
1. Report any injuries to a teacher immediately. Clear recording of injuries is needed for the nurse or additional medical care.
2. Listen carefully to all instructions especially those involving safety.
3. Appropriate behavior is expected in the locker rooms.
4. Use equipment only as instructed. (Failure to do so may result in failure and / or dismissal from class; damaged equipment due to careless use will result in the student being held financially responsible).).
5. Failure to follow safety instructions and guidelines may result in injury.
6. Students are not allowed in the gym at anytime without proper supervision.
7. Students are expected to remove all jewelry deemed unsafe by the instructor.
8. Fire Drill/Lock Down Procedures: Follow Springfield High School procedure as directed by your PE teacher.
All students will be expected to change for Physical Education.
1. Shorts and a t-shirt
3. Sneakers (no hiking type shoes, black soled shoes, backless or elevated shoes). Additional footwear and socks are recommended for students in morning classes, due to wet fields.
4. Sweatshirt, sweatpants, or warm-ups, if desired (recommended for cooler weather).
5. Students wearing clothing considered to be unsafe or inappropriate will be asked to change.
6. Showers are recommended and students are responsible in providing their own towel and toiletries. Upon request students will be given adequate time to shower.
7. THE GYM IS A NO HAT ZONE
The Physical Education Department will be complying and enforcing the Springfield High School Electronic device policies in accordance with the Student Handbook. However, some devices may be used in certain classes with teacher’s permission (i.e. Fitness room).
1. Students are required to take three semesters.
2. Students will be graded on an A, B, C, D, F basis:
50% Active participation, completion of daily tasks and demonstrates the
ability to develop new or higher skills.
30% Citizenship, demonstration of self-direction
10% Written assignments, tests, contracts and projects
10% Final Exam
3. No credit will be given to students that do not actively participate in class. In accordance with SHS attendance policy.
4. Students are tardy if not present for warm-ups / attendance.
In accordance with SHS attendance policy, every 2 tardies will equal 1 absence.
5. Students who do not come to class prepared will be expected to perform physical activities at some level, regardless of their reason coming to class unprepared.
6. Students who fail to turn in assignments will be given a mandatory help night. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action.
1. A student that is unable to participate in Physical Education classes for an extended period of time (to be determined by the PE staff, administration and school nurse) must submit a written excuse from the doctor. It must be signed and dated. No open ended medical excuses.
2. A student receiving a medical excuse for a semester will receive no credit for that time and must make up the semester at a later date when he / she is medically able.
1. Students must remain in the gym away from the doors and behind the centerline until the bell rings.
2. Use your own assigned locker and do not share with anyone or give anyone else your combination.
3. Students must lock all personal belongings in their locker or have their teacher lock them up in the teacher’s office. The Physical Education Department is notresponsible for lost or stolen items.
4. Do not bring valuables to class.
5. No profane, or inappropriate language at any time. This is your first warning! (Continuous/multiple violations will result in a teacher detention.)
6. No food or drinks are allowed in the gym or lockers rooms without permission of the teacher. Violation will result in a working / cleaning detention.
IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AWARE OF ALL DEPARTMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS OUTLINED IN THIS HANDOUT.
Vermont’s Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities
Grade Expectations for Vermont’s Frameworks of Standards and Learning Opportunities
National Association of Sport and Physical Education Standards
Springfield School Districts K-12 Curriculum Guide
Springfield High School Attendance Policy and Procedure
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Physical Best Physical Fitness Education Kit 6-12
Numerous other books and publications on Physical Education, Dance, innovative games, Project Adventure, etc.
Throughout the semester students will be assigned homework and projects:
Projects: Life time activities / Team Sport reports / Posters