High School Physical Education Syllabus

Waynesboro Area Senior High School

Physical Education Course Syllabus – 2018-19


Instructors:                  Mrs. Tracy Bonebrake-Miller

                                    Ms. Caitlin March

    Mr. Travis Hardman

    Mr. Adam Heebner


Phone:                         717-762-1191:  Boy’s Locker Room - ext. 1222, Girl’s Locker Room – ext. 2117


Webpage:                     wasd.k12.pa.us > Select School > High School > Meet Our Staff > Health/Physical Education > Select Teacher


E-mail:                         (firstname_lastname@wasdpa.org)                           





Course Overview:       

  • The physical education curriculum of Waynesboro Area High School has been designed to help students recognize the importance of regular physical activity
  • All students are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that include fitness, individual and team activities.


Course Objectives:

  • To progressively increase student cardiovascular fitness levels by completing specific warm-up tasks indoors and outside on the track
  • To increase student strength by doing specific weight bearing exercises during fitness activities such as push-ups, crunches, bench dips, squats, lunges, medicine ball work, etc.
  • To refine motor skills in various areas such as throwing, catching, dodging, shooting basketball, hitting a softball, using a racquet, etc.
  • To participate in team sport and individual sport activities playing by the rules in a cooperative manner


    Course Outline:

  • Activities will include a variety of team sports, individual activities, and fitness activities.
  • Fitness Days: Classes on Tues. and Thurs. will consist of an organized fitness activity.
    • Students choosing not to participate on fitness days will need to complete fitness before they can participate in the activity on activity days.
  • Activity Days: Classes on Mon., Wed., and Fri. will consist of individual and team activities.  Personal fitness will be in the weight room during these days.


Course Requirements:

  • All clothing must allow for safe participation in the activities
  • Students are expected to remove all jewelry except medic alert tags
  • Student athletes get no special privileges and are expected to participate in all class activities
  • Students with special needs will be adapted into our program as best as we can accommodate them


Course Policies/Expectations

  • Each student is responsible for his/her own valuables during the class period.
  • Discipline issues may be handled immediately by the teacher through appropriate physical consequences (i.e. push-ups, crunches, jogging extra laps, etc.).
  • Pantsing can result in disciplinary action up to and including possible harassment charges.
  • In accordance to school policies and for safety, cell phones should not be used in locker rooms.

Proper P.E. Attire:       

  • Socks/Sneakers: Sneakers are the only approved footwear for P.E. class.  Socks required for mat room.
  • Bottoms: Shorts, sweat pants, wind pants (no zippers, buttons, or boxers) worn at waist. 
  • Top: Full length shirt or sweatshirt with no undergarments or midriff showing.


Assessment Plan:

  • Grades will count toward GPA
  • The pacer will be used as a pre-test, mid-term, and final evaluation.
  • See attached rubric for daily point’s breakdown.
  • Absences can be made up by appointment with your instructor.  4-pts possible for each make-up session.
  • Utilize the school-wide grading scale

                  A = 90 – 100%

                  B = 80 – 89%

                  C = 70 – 79%

                  D = 60 – 69%

                  F = Below 60%



  • Medicals Excuses
    • Will be handled on an individual basis. A note from a doctor is required to be excused from class for an extended period of time.
    • Medicals lasting longer than 10 consecutive class periods will be required to do an alternative assignment. 
    • Students are responsible for getting the note to the PE teacher.
    • If a student has a medical that cannot be adapted in the class and is excused for more than 50% of the classes, a letter grade of “M” will be given. The final grade will be based on the number of classes a student was eligible to participate in if it is 50% or more of the total semester classes.
  • Personal Excuses
    • A personal excuse will be accepted for two classes per marking period.  Any additional days will need to be made up in order to receive credit.
    • May be used for excused absences (ex. college visits, funerals, trips, sickness without medical note).
    • May not be used for unpreparedness, illegal days, unexcused days, AI, or OSS.
  • Educations Excuses:  School related field trips, testing, and competitions.


Suggestions for Success:       

  • Be prepared to exercise with proper clothing and a positive attitude with self-motivation and self-discipline.
  • Attendance is extremely important!






Daily Grading Rubric



  • Actively participates in class activity with little or no need of encouragement.
  • Displays maximum levels of effort and completes all required elements.
  • Follows all rules of play.
  • Displays appropriate behavior, attitude, and sportsmanship.
  • Student is prepared for class by required time to maximize activity time.



  • Participates in class and needs repeated encouragement.
  • Displays some effort in participation and completes all required elements.
  • Follows all rules of play.
  • Displays appropriate behavior, attitude, and sportsmanship.



  • Engages in activity for only a short period of time and/or needs frequent encouragement.
  • Displays minimal effort in activities and/or fails to complete all required elements.
  • Fails to follow rules of play.
  • Interferes with other student’s opportunity to learn, or the teacher’s ability to teach.
  • Occasionally displays poor behavior, attitude, and/or sportsmanship.



  • Does not actively participate despite encouragement.
  • Shows little or no effort.
  • Ignores rules of play and safety.
  • Continuously displays poor behavior, attitude, and/or sportsmanship.



  • Absent from class (see make-up policy for absences).
  • Does not have clothes necessary for a specific activity (i.e. weight room, mat room).
  • Does not participate in class.
  • Fitness Days: Cheating/attempting to cheat on laps or other fitness activities will result in a zero.







Sign and return the bottom portion of this document after you have read the above information.


Student                        Name:_________________________     Signature: ____________________________________


Parent/Guardian           Name:_________________________     Signature: ____________________________________


_____ My son/daughter has my permission to leave the school campus under the supervision of his/her instructor to participate in meaningful activities.


_____ My son/daughter does not have my permission to leave school campus for activity.


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