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Mrs. Lavin
Physical Education - Liberty Jr. High

Physical Education is a class for all students.  My goal is to have students participate in all activities and try their best the majority of the time.  I understand all students may not be fluent in all activities, however I appreciate when the students try their best, despite their apprehensions. 


As of the 2nd Trimester, the participation grade will be aligned with the CHAMPS effort level.  The sheet is attached as well as posters in the gym .  Liberty_PE_effort_levels__2.docx

0 = No effort given: Does not follow teacher rules/expectations

1 = Little effort: Needs more than 5 cues to stay on task/follow directions

2 = Average: Needs 3 or more cues to follow directions

3 = Consistent effort: Follows directions with 3 or less cues

4 = Participating above and beyond: Follows all teacher/classroom expectations

Preparedness Grades will be adjusted as follows. Students earn a total of 5 points/day for being prepared or 125 per trimester. 

Tardies (to class, attendance row) 2 point deduction.

No dress = -2 for 1/2, -5 for whole (no change)

Consistent Gum Chewing = -2 points (after 5 reminders)

The PE expectations are a general reminder of how the class is ran here at Liberty.  All this information is given to the students as well as to the parents who attend expectation night. Please review them need be. 


Medically Excused Reminders:

All students receive 3 parent excuses a trimester.  These could be days your child is not feeling well, or something along those lines.  I have also had parents write notes excusing their child from running, but may walk and participate in the main activity. Some is better than nothing! Also, students who are out will be expected to do a brief assignment to earn their daily points for the day.  If you forget to write a note, an email will do just fine. Communication is key!

A doctors note is needed for a student who needs to be excused for more than a 3 day period. Students also need a doctors note to return back into PE.  If you have any questions, please let me know!

Daily Procedures and Grading Policy

Student earn points in 3 catagories: Participation, Preparedness and Written.  Four points are given for each Participation and Preparedness on a daily basis.  Here is a break down

Participation: Students can earn anywhere from a 0 - 4 based on their effort level  . Most students earn a 4 each day, but there will be days students earn a 1 or 2 depending on their participation and effort. They are NEVER graded on skill! Always effort, attitude and participation.

Preparedness: This category is based on students having their complete PE uniform, proper PE shoes, no jewelry on, no gum and to their attendance spot on time. Students begin with 125 points and deductions are made from that total. Students ARE allowed to rent our clean uniforms! Each piece is $.50 and they can IOU! We want each student to be in PE attire for safety and hygiene reasons. All students take home their uniforms each week to be washed

Written:  After each activity/unit, students will take a written test.  My tests vary from unit to unit, but are not taken on scantron so a student may use pen or pencil OR the test may be in the Ipad, which students will be made aware of before hand.  I use Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blank, Short Answer and many other vices to test the students.  If we don't cover it, it is not on the test!  All my study guides are on the site and available to the students in the gym