Nicole Holdstein » Physical Education

Physical Education


The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual:

  • Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.
  • Knows the implications of and the benefits from involvement in various types of physical activities.
  • Participates regularly in physical activity.
  • Is physically fit.
  • Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.

Student Expectations:

"Be “R.E.A.L.” 

  • Respect – Students are expected to show respect for themselves, their classmates, their teacher, & any   PE equipment/facilities at all times.
  • Effort – Students are expected to be on time, prepared, and participate to the best of their abilities each and every class.
  • Attitude – Students are expected exhibit a cooperative and positive attitude consistent with the school’s Student Behavior Code & Citizenship standards.
  • Listening – Students are expected to be attentive and to follow teacher instructions at all times.


Grading Policy

Grading is based on a points system. Students can earn 10 points each class. Points are awarded as follows:

  • 5 points = Participation and effort
  • 5 points= Uniform/ Sportsmanship/Conduct



Grading Policy

Grading is based on a points system. Students can earn 10 points each class. Points are awarded as follows:

  • 5 points = Participation and effort
  • 5 points= Uniform/ Sportsmanship/Conduct

In addition to daily points, students may have:

  • assignments in class
  • homework
  • assessments for proficiency and understanding of movement/sports concepts, and fitness components.

Most assignments and assessments will have a value of 5-10 points each.


**Students with legitimate absences may do the make-up assignment to earn points for days missed. Students who do not do the make-up will earn 0 points for that day. (Make up form can be downloaded and printed, see "Make Up Workout Assignment" located on the right side of my Physical Education page. Students have one week upon there return to school to complete the make-up assignment.** 

Students with a medical excuse note will be required to do the "Medical Excuse Assignment" (located on the right side of the Physical Education page) during the period(s) in which they are unable to participate in activity, in order to earn their daily points. The assignment must be completed and submitted each time a student is unable to participate.


Grading Rubric

Participation & Effort

5-Always participates and puts forth best effort

4-Participates regularly, needs occasional push

3-Participates approximately 50% of the time

2- Needs strong improvement in participation

1-Lacks participation much of the time

0-Does not participate


Student is fully dressed out in AMS PE shirt, AMS shorts or sweats, and supportive athletic shoes with laces to earn uniform points. There are no partial points. 


1st non-suit=3 point deduction

2nd non-suit=4 point deduction

3rd non-suit and any subsequent non-suits=5 point deduction

**TOMS, UGGS, ballet flats, etc, are not suitable for PE and will result in a non-suit.**

**In addition to a loss of points, students with 3 non-suits, will be required to attend detention and will automatically get a "N" in citizenship. Non-suits beyond 3 result in a "U" mark for citizenship.


Sportsmanship & Conduct

Student has a cooperative, positive attitude, and is meeting all behavioral expectations to earn points. Points will be deducted for misconduct on a case by case basis. 


Students are expected to dress-out in a timely fashion and then proceed directly to their roll call number. Students not seated on their number will be marked tardy and will receive a 1 point deduction from the daily point total. Multiple tardies may result in detention.

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