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7th & 8th Physical Education


The Vision of the HMS PE Department is to refocus physical education to a wellness-based model that encourages fitness for a lifetime, regardless of athletic ability. Students are exposed to multiple activities he or she can embrace and enjoy for a lifetime.

Along the way students will:

Ø     Participate in team activities while demonstrating sportsmanship, teamwork and cooperation.

Ø     Understand how being fit can affect their physical, mental and social well-being.

Ø     Use technology as a tool to monitor and improve their level of fitness.



Ø  Fitness Lab

Students will benefit from a circuit training program that will include cardiovascular and strength development through the use of resistance training equipment, body weight exercises, rowing machines, cycling, medicine balls, plyometrics, free weights and more.

 Ø  PE Technology 

Polar GoFit: Students will have the opportunity to use a Bluetooth heart rate monitoring system.  This technology allows students and staff to accurately and safely monitor their individual exercise level during physical education class.

Ø  Sports/Health Units

Students will be introduced to a variety of team sports and individual activities.  Rules, written assessments and physical skills tests are used as a means of showing comprehension for each unit

Dance                              Football                             Volleyball                         Track                    

Basketball                       Volley-Tennis                     Fitness Lab                      Kick Ball  

Soccer                             Badminton                         Hockey                            Yoga

Ultimate Frisbee              Fitness Testing                  Pickle Ball                 Circuit Training

Ø  California Physical Fitness Test (FITNESSGRAM®)

The FITNESSGRAM® is composed of the following six fitness areas, with a number of test options provided for most areas:

1.  Aerobic Capacity

·         One-Mile Run / Pacer

 2. Abdominal Strength and Endurance

·         Curl-Up

 3. Upper Body Strength and Endurance

·         Push-Up

·         Modified Pull-Up

·         Flexed-Arm Hang

 4. Body Composition

·         Body Mass Index

 5. Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility

·         Trunk Lift

 6. Flexibility

·         Back-Saver Sit and Reach

·         Shoulder Stretch