Merritt, Mr. Jason

WELCOME!

UNIFORM ORDERING LINK:

https://susapparel.tuosystems.com/stores/susapparel-cymsgym19

PE UNIFORM REQUIREMENT: Gray Shirt, Black Shorts, Athletic Shoes

Uniforms do NOT have to be purchased online through Susquehanna Apparel, however, this provides a quick and convenient way to purchase an approved uniform. Students are welcome to bring a gray shirt and/or black shorts from home or ones purchased at a store of their choice. Please remember, when choosing a gym uniform, your student will be writing their name on it at the start of the school year. If your student will be providing their own uniform, it must be school appropriate, free of offensive language, and shorts of an appropriate length as described in the handbook. 

You may want to bring sweats to keep in your PE locker in case of a cool morning or day! When the weather is pleasant, we will begin holding classes outside. You may choose to dress more warmly then. Sneakers may get wet from the grass. If you are scheduled for morning PE classes, it is wise to have an extra pair of socks, and if possible, a pair of dry shoes to change into after PE class. Always take any clothing that is damp or wet home with you to be laundered. 

BRING YOUR iPADS WITH YOU TO PE CLASS EVERYDAY!!!
Students will be issued a locker and lock combination. This information is to be stored on the iPad. 

The PE PICK 3 is very exciting as it allows students to take more responsibility for their personal health and wellness! Below you will see a list of the units we will be offering and a brief description.Three different units will be offered every month, allowing for exposure to many different activities throughout the year! 

The PE PICK 3 online selection window will be open a few days before each unit, please pay close attention to the white board in locker rooms to see when the window opens and closes. It is your responsibility to vote!!! 
Go online to: https://studentvoicechoicer.com/ to vote or see which unit you are assigned!

 

PE UNITS 

Flag Football- Get outside to pass, catch and run in this unit. You will spend most of your time playing modified football games. Assessment: Written test- knowledge of the game.

Fit For Life- Enjoy a variety of fitness activities that can spark a lifetime of interest!  May include aerobics videos, fitness walking, station work, zumba, yoga, pilates, etc. Assessment: Participation, Target Heart Rate Zone!

Adventure Act./Rockwall- Enjoy cooperative games and challenges that promote teamwork and trust. The unit will culminate with a few days spent climbing on the Rockwall. Assessment: Journaling 

Basketball- Improve your dribbling, passing, and shooting skills as well as learn offensive and defensive strategies in the unit that will build upon your skills and allow you plenty of time to play some 3 on 3! Assessment: Written Test- knowledge of the game.

Weight Room- Practice correct form and safety as you build muscular strength and endurance in the weight room. Some instruction will focus on learning the muscles of the body. Assessment: Completion of exercise log.

Fitness Testing- See how you rank in the various components of fitness. Attempt to pass the presidential fitness challenge. Measurements of flexibility, speed, endurance, strength and agility will be performed. Assessment: Fitness Test Card

Team Games (Small Gym)- A time dedicated to fast paced and intense group games played in the small auxiliary gym.  Enjoying friendly competition is a must as well as good sportsmanship! Assessment: Participation

Team Games (Large Gym)- Get involved in a variety of both old and new games such as hula hut or mat ball in the large gym. Bring a positive attitude and expect a wide variety of activities! Assessment: Participation  

Tumbling/Gymnastics- Balance beam, rope, rings, parallel bars, and floor exercises complete this unit! Do you enjoy testing your body’s strength and flexibility? Come show us what you can do, or try something new! Assessment: Completion of related skills card.

Tennis/Badminton- Try your hand at the world’s favorite net games! The majority of time will be spent learning correct racquet technique in the game of tennis. Scoring will be discussed. Badminton if time allows! Assessment: Skills test and/or written test-knowledge of the game.

Volleyball- In this unit we will teach you correct technique for the bump, set and serve as well as rules of the game. You will play 6v6 volleyball, in a tournament fashion. Assessment: Individual and Group Skills Test

Soccer- Run, kick, pass, defend and score in this foot-eye coordination unit. Enjoy learning and practicing soccer skills outside as well as some game time. Assessment: Written test- knowledge of the game

Track and Field- Come give it a go at the long jump, high jump, or even hurdles! Pass the baton in relay style races or sprint your way to the finish! See if you have what it takes to run long distance or throw a shot put! Assessment: Written test -knowledge of the game.

PE UNITS 

Flag Football- Get outside to pass, catch and run in this unit. You will spend most of your time playing modified football games. Assessment: Written test- knowledge of the game.

Fit For Life- Enjoy a variety of fitness activities that can spark a lifetime of interest!  May include aerobics videos, fitness walking, station work, zumba, yoga, pilates, etc. Assessment: Participation, Target Heart Rate Zone!

Adventure Act./Rockwall- Enjoy cooperative games and challenges that promote teamwork and trust. The unit will culminate with a few days spent climbing on the Rockwall. Assessment: Journaling 

Basketball- Improve your dribbling, passing, and shooting skills as well as learn offensive and defensive strategies in the unit that will build upon your skills and allow you plenty of time to play some 3 on 3! Assessment: Written Test- knowledge of the game.

Weight Room- Practice correct form and safety as you build muscular strength and endurance in the weight room. Some instruction will focus on learning the muscles of the body. Assessment: Completion of exercise log.

Fitness Testing- See how you rank in the various components of fitness. Attempt to pass the presidential fitness challenge. Measurements of flexibility, speed, endurance, strength and agility will be performed. Assessment: Fitness Test Card

Team Games (Small Gym)- A time dedicated to fast paced and intense group games played in the small auxiliary gym.  Enjoying friendly competition is a must as well as good sportsmanship! Assessment: Participation

Team Games (Large Gym)- Get involved in a variety of both old and new games such as hula hut or mat ball in the large gym. Bring a positive attitude and expect a wide variety of activities! Assessment: Participation  

Tumbling/Gymnastics- Balance beam, rope, rings, parallel bars, and floor exercises complete this unit! Do you enjoy testing your body’s strength and flexibility? Come show us what you can do, or try something new! Assessment: Completion of related skills card.

Tennis/Badminton- Try your hand at the world’s favorite net games! The majority of time will be spent learning correct racquet technique in the game of tennis. Scoring will be discussed. Badminton if time allows! Assessment: Skills test and/or written test-knowledge of the game.

Volleyball- In this unit we will teach you correct technique for the bump, set and serve as well as rules of the game. You will play 6v6 volleyball, in a tournament fashion. Assessment: Individual and Group Skills Test

Soccer- Run, kick, pass, defend and score in this foot-eye coordination unit. Enjoy learning and practicing soccer skills outside as well as some game time. Assessment: Written test- knowledge of the game

Track and Field- Come give it a go at the long jump, high jump, or even hurdles! Pass the baton in relay style races or sprint your way to the finish! See if you have what it takes to run long distance or throw a shot put! Assessment: Written test -knowledge of the game.

PE Grading:

100% - 95% = Outstanding

94% - 65% = Satisfactory

64% - 0% = Unsatisfactory

Students will have the opportunity to earn 5 points per day in PE Class. Class meets approximately 20 times per marking period, allowing for a total of 100 points.  These points will be assigned in advance, with deductions taken as necessary, on a daily basis.

It is expected that students will arrive to class on time, dress appropriately, participate with a positive attitude, and perform skills to the best of their ability, and demonstrate knowledge of material. A uniform will be provided to you if you happen to forget yours on any given day.  Borrowing will result in a grade deduction.

 

The following are examples of loss points:

Lateness to class

Borrowing a uniform (any component)

Not following directions

Refusal to participate

Poor Sportsmanship


Severe behaviors, which require removal from class, may warrant a total loss of points for the day.

** Flex Time will be an opportunity to make up points that have been lost in PE classes. Those students wishing to make up points should contact their PE Teacher.

Dress Code:  Physical Education students will be required to wear the school issued uniform, which consists of a gray t-shirt and black shorts.

Uniforms are available in online: Shirt $6.00, Shorts $9.00

Link: https://susapparel.tuosystems.com/stores/susapparel-cymsgym19

Sneakers that tie and/or can be securely fastened are also required.

*No jewelry can be worn for the safety of all students.

*No Gum/Food Or Drink in Gym

 

Medical Excuse Notes: All excuse notes must be taken to the MAIN office BEFORE physical education class. Students expecting to miss more than 1 day of PE Must present a Doctor's Note. 


LOCKERSLockers and Locks are issued at the start of each school year. Please do not share this information with other students! YOU are responsible for all of your property and belongings in the locker room. It is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that students lock and secure all items in a gym locker before, during and after P.E. class. 

PE UNITS 

Flag Football- Get outside to pass, catch and run in this unit. You will spend most of your time playing modified football games. Assessment: Written test- knowledge of the game. 

Fit For Life- Enjoy a variety of fitness activities that can spark a lifetime of interest! May include aerobics videos, fitness walking, station work, zumba, yoga, pilates, etc. Assessment: Participation, Target Heart Rate Zone! 

Adventure Act./Rockwall- Enjoy cooperative games and challenges that promote teamwork and trust. The unit will culminate with a few days spent climbing on the Rockwall. Assessment: Journaling 

Basketball- Improve your dribbling, passing, and shooting skills as well as learn offensive and defensive strategies in the unit that will build upon your skills and allow you plenty of time to play some 3 on 3! Assessment: Written Test- knowledge of the game. 

Weight Room- Practice correct form and safety as you build muscular strength and endurance in the weight room. Some instruction will focus on learning the muscles of the body. Assessment: Completion of exercise log. 

Fitness Testing- See how you rank in the various components of fitness. Attempt to pass the presidential fitness challenge. Measurements of flexibility, speed, endurance, strength and agility will be performed. Assessment: Fitness Test Card 

Team Games (Small Gym)- A time dedicated to fast paced and intense group games played in the small auxiliary gym. Enjoying friendly competition is a must as well as good sportsmanship! Assessment: Participation 

Team Games (Large Gym)- Get involved in a variety of both old and new games such as hula hut or mat ball in the large gym. Bring a positive attitude and expect a wide variety of activities! Assessment: Participation 

Tumbling/Gymnastics- Balance beam, rope, rings, parallel bars, and floor exercises complete this unit! Do you enjoy testing your body’s strength and flexibility? Come show us what you can do, or try something new! Assessment: Completion of related skills card. 

Tennis/Badminton- Try your hand at the world’s favorite net games! The majority of time will be spent learning correct racquet technique in the game of tennis. Scoring will be discussed. Badminton if time allows! Assessment: Skills test and/or written test-knowledge of the game. 

Volleyball- In this unit we will teach you correct technique for the bump, set and serve as well as rules of the game. You will play 6v6 volleyball, in a tournament fashion. Assessment: Individual and Group Skills Test 

Soccer- Run, kick, pass, defend and score in this foot-eye coordination unit. Enjoy learning and practicing soccer skills outside as well as some game time. Assessment: Written test- knowledge of the game 

Track and Field- Come give it a go at the long jump, high jump, or even hurdles! Pass the baton in relay style races or sprint your way to the finish! See if you have what it takes to run long distance or throw a shot put! Assessment: Written test -knowledge of the game. 

Net Games- A variety of team games, specifically involving a net. Could include, but is not limited to: Basketball, Floor Hockey, World Ball, Handball, Tennis, Badminton, and Indoor Soccer. This unit will feature a different activity each day.

Yoga- Opportunity to relax, de-stress through exposure to various forms of yoga. Students will be provided with Mats and Blocks to assist with their practice. Assessment: Participation

Wiffle Ball- An old-time favorite at picnics and in the backyard. This spin off of baseball and softball is enjoyable for all and provides a great way to practice striking with an implement as well as throwing and catching skills, fielding strategies and base running! Assessment: Participation, Knowledge of the game.

Additional Units: Floor Hockey, Kickball, Bowling