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  • Welcome to my classroom website for Riverside High School's Physical Education !

    Primarily for parents, I will explain how your student receives their grade. Every marking period each student starts with a 100 as a grade. Each day after, the rules state: you keep 2 points for being prepared with gym clothing. This consists of a pair of gym shorts or sweat pants and sneakers. The other criteria is participating. This consists of a warm up of: running, sit-ups, and push-ups. and participating in the activity that we are teaching. If a student does not participate, not only do they lose their second 2 points, but they are sent to their assistant Principal.

    We do things as a group as to not single out anyones skill level. Students are to give an honest effort.

    This grade is averaged into your students final average. This will help their overall average.

    Each semester students are given opportunities to earn free points back on their grade by participating in challenges, and from taking a written test at the end of each unit. There are only 10 points each quarter.

    Why Children Need Physical Education

    Physical education is an integral part of the total education of every child in Kindergarten through Grade 12.

    Quality physical education programs are needed to increase the physical competence, health-related fitness, self-responsibility and enjoyment of physical activity for all students so that they can be physically active for a lifetime. Physical education programs can only provide these benefits if they are well-planned and well-implemented.

    Improved Physical Fitness

    Improves children's muscular strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, body composition and cardiovascular endurance.

    Skill Development

    Develops motor skills, which allow for safe, successful and satisfying participation in physical activities.

    Regular, Healthful Physical Activity

    Provides a wide-range of developmentally appropriate activities for all children.

    Support of Other Subject Areas

    Reinforces knowledge learned across the curriculum.Serves as a lab for application of content in science, math, reading and vocabulary, biology,  social studies , and life long skills.

    Self Discipline

    Facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness.

    Improved Judgment

    Quality physical education can influence moral development. Students have the opportunity to assume leadership, cooperate with others; question actions and regulations and accept responsibility for their own behavior.

    Stress Reduction

    Physical activity becomes an outlet for releasing tension and anxiety, and facilitates emotional stability and resilience.

    Strengthened Peer Relationships

    Physical education can be a major force in helping children socialize with others successfully and provides opportunities to learn positive people skills. Especially during late childhood and adolescence, being able to participate in dances, games and sports is an important part of peer culture.

    Improved Self-confidence and Self-esteem

    Physical education instills a stronger sense of self-worth in children based on their mastery of skills and concepts in physical activity. They can become more confident, assertive, independent and self-controlled.

    Experience Setting Goals

    Gives children the opportunity to set and strive for personal, achievable goals.