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Standard 16th, 7th and 8th grade Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness Class syllabus for the 2016-2017 school year.


Thank you to all the volunteers who came and rode with us so our students could experience a safe and short bike ride off campus!  Volunteers you are cordially invited to come to FMS on May 24th from 2-3 pm for a dessert bar to say thanks from the staff.


We are headed into the final stretch of the school year.  Our plan for the rest of the year is:

May 8-24 – Fitness Testing

May 25-June 2 – Grizzly Relay

June 5-16 – Recreational activities


On June 1st and 2nd, our 4th annual Grizzly Relay will take place during enrichment class time.  All families are welcome to come watch or volunteer.  This 10 leg event is stylized after the Ski to Sea Race in Whatcom County which takes place Memorial Day Weekend.  It is a fun event to watch!


Before there was cross-country for Middle School students, we had the Middle School Challenge Run.  This was a cross-country type event that took place every June at Whatcom Falls Park.  Students and staff were encouraged to participate.  The district middle school that had the most participants won a large trophy that they had the pleasure of displaying for the following year.  Some of the previous participants, current high-schoolers, at Squalicum have been working to bring this event back. So on June 3rd (Saturday), at Squalicum High, the annual M.S. Challenge Run is taking place.  There are flyers up around school and will also be available from your child’s PE teacher.  This is a running and walking event, so come enjoy the warmer weather and get your exercise in early!  Registration before May 26th is $12, after the price goes up to $15.  All participants receive a t-shirt.


Have you seen our Let’s Move Active Schools Award Certificate and letter from Michelle Obama?  Our Health and Fitness department is very proud of this acknowledgement!


Washington State has newly adopted Health and Fitness Standards for each grade level:

Standard 1 – Students will demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2– Students will apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3 – Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 4 – Students will exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

Standard 5 – Students will recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.


As always, the Health and Fitness team is here to chat with any of you if you have questions, concerns or comments.

Tanya Peckler – extension 4659;

Ed Lund – extension 4658;

Doriane Gunnels – extension 4659;


Curious about PE’s Daily Participation Points Rubric, click on the link to see what it looks like.


Complete the following assignment in order to make up the participation points for missing class today, due to injury or illness.