John Adams Middle School Santa Monica




PE Teachers



Tess Dolloso
Department Chair


Jeanette Asher

Richard Bertone

Walter Shockley

Shirley Tarpley


JAMS Physical Education Department




Independent Study P.E.


ISPE affords students the opportunity to extend physical education learning activities beyond the school campus and regular school hours.
ISPE Application & Logs >>





Physical Education Department

1. Physical Education Unit and Curriculum Preparation (40%)

Students will earn a daily grade for their physical education preparation based on the rubric chart below.

4

Advanced

3

Proficient

2

Basic

1

Below Average

Citizenship

Always respects peers, teachers, locker room attendants, as well as substitute teachers. Quiet, courteous and displays good sportspersonship to be modeled for others. Student does not bring gum/food and use of electronics.

Usually respectful to peers and teachers.  Cooperative behavior with positive attitude toward others.

Demonstrates inconsistencies with respectful behavior. Reminders are needed for good citizenship.

Disruptive behavior and has a negative effect on the learning of others. Poor attitude, and argumentative with peers and teachers.

Focus/Attention

Always listens to directions attentively & follows instructions without repeated prompts. Students transition from the locker room and between activities effectively.

Usually attentive, needing few or no reminders to stay on-task. Usually transitions effectively.

Repeated reminders needed to pay attention or refrain from talking. Poor transitions.

Off-task for most of the class period.

Physical Education Preparation

Always brings:

Physical Education Attire (Including the JAMS P.E. Uniform, or a plain gray t-shirt (no logos) or plain blue shorts/sweats (no logos). Laced tennis shoes are required.



Student only partially dressed.  Occasionally forgets P.E. attire.

Student consistently does not dress out for class. 

Effort

Always demonstrates a continuous effort to actively participate individually and in a group setting.

Usually demonstrates an effort to actively participate individually and in a group setting.

Demonstrates inconsistent effort to actively participate individually and in a group setting.

No attempt to actively participate as an individual or in a team setting.

Promptness
(Tardies)

Students are always on time, seated on their assigned numbers, quietly in the direction of the teacher, prior to the tardy bell ringing. Students are expected to be at their teacher’s designated area in a timely manner.



Students are usually on time, seated on their assigned numbers, quietly in the direction of the teacher, prior to the tardy bell ringing. Students are expected to be at their teacher’s designated area in a timely manner.

Students are not consistent with being timely, seated on their assigned numbers, quietly in the direction of the teacher, prior to the tardy bell ringing. Students are expected to be at their teacher’s designated area in a timely manner.



2. Fitness (20%)
Students are required to actively engage in daily fitness. Daily fitness includes activities such as warm-up, stretching, running, low and high intensity workouts, cool-down, etc.

3.  Mile/Pacer (20%)
Students will participate in the mile run and 20 meter pacer test at least once per grading period to enhance cardiovascular endurance.

4. Skills Tests/Written Assessments/ Projects (20%)
Students will demonstrate knowledge of a unit through written and skills test, fitness plans, class demonstrations, and presentations.

Attendance
Students are expected to arrive to class on time, dressed, and prepared for activity. Students can make up points due to excused and unexcused absences by participating in an activity during nutrition and lunch. This must be pre-arranged by a teacher.

Physical Education Excuses
Students may be excused from participating in physical education or have a modified program for up to three consecutive days with a written request from a parent.  Regardless of the reason, excuses lasting over three days REQUIRE a physician’s note indicating the diagnosis and the length of time the excuse is needed. Physician excuses must be given to the school nurse to be documented.

Locker Room
Every student is assigned a P.E. locker in which to store his or her own uniform only.  Students are assigned their own lockers and are NOT to share with peers.  Students are only allowed in the locker room with adult supervision. 

Food, drinks, gum, aerosol deodorants (AXE), and perfumed body sprays are prohibited in the locker room.

Every locker in the P.E. dressing room can be subject to random inspection by any person including a police officer, authorized by the administration at any time, with or without the presence of the student to whom the locker is assigned and without advance notice thereof. 

Mindfulness
A great place to work on developing good character is in Physical Education!  Students will work on the six pillars of good character, throughout the school year, through written assignments and group activities. Students will participate in various “Character Counts” activities that reinforce the importance of good character. Students will also participate in Mindfulness techniques that focus on responsibility, respect, healthy living, and managing stress through breathing and awareness.

Physical Education Units

8th Grade: Team Sports/Fitness

7th Grade: Individual/Dual Sports/Fitness

6th Grade: Coordination/Fitness

Strength and Conditioning

Badminton

Project Adventure

Yoga

Paddle Tennis

Juggling  (Hand/Eye)

Flag Football

Spikeball

Hackey Sack (Foot/Eye)

Touch Rugby

Swimming

Line Dance

Soccer

Yoga

Toss, Catch, Throw

Ultimate Frisbee

Dance

Jump Rope

Basketball

CA Fitnessgram

Running and Tag Games

Team Handball

Striking Skills

Fitness Training

Tinikling (Bamboo Dance)

Tennis

Yoga

Volleyball

Frisbee Golf

Track and Field

Softball

Introduction to Team Sports

Introduction to Individual/Dual Sports

Kickball

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness



Students enrolled in John Adams Middle School are not required to pay any fee, deposit, or other charge for participation in an educational activity offered by the school or the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, except as authorized by law. Donations are sought and accepted for various activities and supplies, and are at times critical to the success of classes and activities, but donations are voluntary.

All physical education students are expected to participate in class activities and will need appropriate footwear, a PE uniform, and a combination lock. Physical education uniforms may be purchased at the school or from a local store of your choice.

The standardized physical education uniform requirements:
1. Gray T-shirt 
2. Blue shorts or sweatpants 
3. Running shoes

Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District