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FitnessGram

About the FITNESSGRAM
 
"FITNESSGRAM is a comprehensive health-related fitness and activity assessment and computerized  reporting system." The FITNESSGRAM also increases parental awareness of children's fitness levels and needs of improvement. It is administered by the teacher in the 5th, 7th, and 9th grade.
 

FITNESSGRAM assessment 
FITNESSGRAM is a health related physical fitness assessment. Each of the test items were selected to assess important aspects of a student's health related fitness, not skill or agility. Students are compared not to each other, but to health fitness standards (shown below), carefully established for each age and gender, that indicate good health.    
 
 
Aerobic Capacity:
  • PACER - a 20 meter progressive, multistage shuttle run set to music*
  • One mile run - four laps around the track
Body Composition:
  • Skinfold Measurements
  • Height and Weight*
Muscle Strength and Endurance:
  • Curl-up test*
  • Trunk lift*
  • Push-up*
Flexibility:
  • Shoulder Stretch
  • Back-Saver Sit and Reach 

HEALTHY FITNESS ZONE STANDARDS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
 
 
Boy's
 
Age          Curl -up          Push-up

11            15  – 28           8 – 20
12             18 – 36          10 – 20
13             21 – 40          12 – 25
14             24 – 45          14 – 30
 
 

 
Girl's
 
Age         Curl-up    Push-up

11           15 – 29     7 – 15
12           18 – 32     7 – 15
13           18 – 32     7 – 15
14           18 – 32     7 – 15
 
 
 
Source: FITNESSGRAM Test Administration Manual, Second Edition

Make-Ups

Make-up: Article Review 
THIS IS ONLY FOR MEDICALS/ABSENCES FOR UP TO 4 DAYS. IF YOU ARE A MEDICAL OR ABSENT FOR 5 OR MORE DAYS PLEASE SEE ME. I WILL GIVE YOU YOUR MAKE-UP PACKET.
DIRECTIONS:  
  1. Complete one article review for every absence and/or medicals.
  2. Article reviews may be based on articles found in the newspaper, magazines, or on-line.
  3. Articles should include the theme of fitness, wellness or sports.
  4. Completed work must be handed in WITH A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE or it will not be accepted.
Click on the link below to open the article review.
 
Or
  • Jogging 2 laps for each absence and each medical after school. Make-up days will be arranged by teacher and student.
  • Non-suits and "U's or F's" can only be made up by running 4 laps after school. Make-up days will be arranged by the teacher and student.


Missed mile runs will need to be made up by running after school, no written assignments will be accepted to make up a missed mile run.

*If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me. *

Ms. Magallon

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Welcome to my webpage!

Get Ready for a Great & Fun Year!

2018-2019

Physical education is an important and essential part of the total educational experience. Although physical activity is the focus, other unique and valuable objectives are reached through a well-planned program that offers a variety of activities and experiences. This year we will cover sport and movement skills, integrating lifelong fitness, fair play, teamwork, and cooperative games, thereby encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle.


        I teach magnet physical education, grades sixth through eighth. I graduated from Cal State University Long Beach with a B.A, M.A. in Kinesiology & Physical Education; and my single subject credential in physical education. GO BEACH!!!!

Please feel free to contact me by email or through REMIND if you have any questions.

- Ms. Magallon

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HOW TO USE A COMBINATION LOCK

WHAT’S THE COMBINATION?

 

The combination for your lock is:

  • It will be given to you by your physical education teacher

 

The combination is made up of three numbers

  • When entering your combination, you must enter the numbers in the order shown on the index card

 

ENTERING YOUR COMBINATION

 

STEP 1: Turn the dial 3 times to the right, then stop when the first number lines up with the indicator.

 

STEP 2: Turn the dial 2 times to the left, passing the first number, and stop when the second number lines up with the indicator.

 

STEP 3: Turn the dial 1 time to the right and stop when the third number lines up with the indicator.

 

STEP 4: Pull the latch up and out towards you.

 

DON’T FORGET YOUR COMBINATION!

-          Keep your combination in a safe place. 

-          Never share your combination with your friends.

Fitness Components

Cardiovascular Endurance - How well the body can deliver oxygen and nutrients needed for muscular activity and transportation of waste products from the cells.  To improve your cardiorespiratory endurance, try activities that keep your heart rate elevated at a safe level for a sustained length of time such as walking, swimming, or bicycling.

Muscular Strength - The maximum amount of force that a muscle or muscle group can exert. The way to increase strength is to train with heavy weights, working in the 4 - 6 or 12 - 15 rep ranges. The heavier the weight, the fewer reps you should perform.  If you want to gain muscle strength, try exercises such as lifting 8-10 pound weights, push ups, pull-ups or rapidly taking the stairs.

Muscular Endurance -  A muscle/muscle groups ability to perform repeated movements for an extended period of time.  To improve your muscle endurance, try  activities such as curl ups, bicep curls with 3-5  pound weights, and wall squats.

Flexibility - The ability to move the body through an entire/normal range of motion. If you want to improve your flexibility, try activities that lengthen the muscles such as yoga or a basic stretching program.

Body Composition - The comparison of the amount of fat to muscle weight as it relates to total body weight.

 


5 Components of Physical Fitness are also known as health related fitness components. Importance and benefits of physical fitness are well known. They are essential for complete fitness of body & mind. Physical fitness is an important part of life.

Previously fitness was commonly defined as the capacity of the person to meet the physical demands of daily life and carry out the day’s activities without undue fatigue. However, because of increased leisure time, changes in lifestyles rendered this definition insufficient. These days, physical fitness is considered a measure of the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist hypo kinetic diseases, and to meet emergency situations.

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Spring 2019 Track Days

These are the dates that we are assigned to the track.

 

February 11 - Mile Run

February 21 - 1/2 Mile Run

March 4 - 1/2 Mile Run

March 22 - Mile Run

April 3 - 1/2 Mile Run

April 29 & 30 (Block Schedule) - 2 Mile Walk/Jog

May 6 & 7 (Block Schedule) - 2 Mile Walk/Jog

May 20 - TBA

May 30 - TBA

 

*This is a tentative schedule and may change due to the weather or school activities.

Units 2018-2019

September 4-28: Volleyball

October 1-23: Soccer

October  24 - November 16: Handball & Basketball

November 26 - December 14: Gym

January 7 - 29: Softball

January 30 - February 22: Flag Football

February 25 - March 19: Basketball


March20 - 28: Volleyball

March 29 - April 8: Grass Field

April 9 - 24: Handball & Basketball

April 25 - May 6: Gym

May 7 - 14: Softball

May 15 - 22: Grass Field

May 23 - 31: Basketball

 

Sign Up for REMIND 2018-2019

Please follow the link to your child's period to sign up, when signing up please include your child's first and last name. 

 

Period 2 - 8th Grade - Click here

Period 3 - 7th Grade - Click here

Period 4 - 7th Grade - Click here

Period 5 - 6th Grade - Click here

Period 6 - 6th Grade - Click here