Healthful Living  2020-2021  Course Syllabus   Overhills MIddle    


    Teachers:    K. Cabral, R. Intartaglio, A. Preston , A. Prince, R. Spence


    *** Course will focus on individual fitness and healthy living components while we are virtually learning. ***



    “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”   John F. Kennedy



    Course Description:   Healthful Living focuses on promoting students to participate in physical activity on a regular basis.  Also, this class is designed to assist students in developing healthy habits, dealing with such areas as nutrition, stress management, anger management, substance use and abuse, and wellness.



    Course Format:         Healthful Living is divided into 1 week segments.  Students will rotate from PE, Outside, and Health every Monday.  This rotation will continue throughout the entire year. 



    Course Requirements:   (1) Students will not dress out while in Physical Education; however, they are required to wear tennis shoes, as well as clothing that they can freely move around in.  (2) In Health, a notebook is required for organizing health notes and assignments.



    Curriculum:   In order to enhance overall student skills, students will participate in various assignments throughout the semester that incorporate other content areas, such as  Math, Science, Social Studies, and Communications.

                *** activities may vary among teachers and grade level




    Grading:         Independent Practice ----- 40 %                     Grade Scale:          A         90-100

                            Learning Activities ----- 30 %                                                      B         80-89

                            Unit Assessments ----- 30 %                                                       C         70-79

                                                                                                                            D         60-69

                                                                                                                            F          59 or below



    Absences:       If a student is absent, it is HIS or HER responsibility to get all late work from the teacher and return it in a timely manner.



    Activities:        Fitness testing, invasion games, hula ball, circuit training, relays, kickball, flag games, volleyball, ultimate football, indoor soccer, basketball, dance, and aerobic dance

                *** activities may vary among teachers and grade level



    Health Activities:       Physical fitness, nutrition, substance abuse, stress management, decision making, reproductive health and safety (7th & 8th grade only), self-esteem, and conflict resolution      

    *** activities may vary among teachers and grade level