Welcome to the Physical Education Department
Courses Description, Guidelines, and Grading PolicyPhysical Education is an activity class. Students will be engaged in daily physical activities. The P.E. department strongly encourages all students to be ready to participate with appropriate clothing, which includes Athletic T-Shirt, Athletic Shorts, Athletic Sweats, and Athletic Shoes with Shoestrings-No Slip on Shoes. We also strongly encourage students to wear our current school colors of red, white, or gray in any combination. There may be a different sport activity unit covered in each of the four or five week grading periods. Some of the units that may be covered include basketball, volleyball, cross-training, softball, tennis, health, handball, Frisbee, weight training, and swimming. Four passing semesters of P.E. with a D or better are required to graduate with a high school diploma.
The goals of our program are many:
- To physically emphasize the importance of getting and keeping the body in shape.
- We would like the student to appreciate the skills necessary to participate in certain sports.
- We would ask the student to be knowledgeable of the rules that govern specific sports.
- Our intent is that the students will have the knowledge to participate in a lifetime of physical activity and fitness.
GRADING POLICY: As with other subjects, physical education grades must be based on how well a student learned the skills (like throwing or catching) and knowledge (like game rules or how activity affects their health) taught by the instructor. Class (subject matter) grades should not be based on dressing, effort, participation, work habits, or citizenship (EC 49066 (c)). These are the physical fitness expectations.
The citizenship mark (E for Excellent, S for Satisfactory and U for Unsatisfactory) will be based on the behavior of the student and their attendance.
Two non-participations can be made up per each grading period. Make-up assignments must be a minimum of 200 words, hand written, on a sport or fitness-related topic for each non-participation and/or excused absence. All make-ups for non-participation are due the next day. All make-ups for excused absences are due within the same number of days absent.
- One day absent: make-up due on the day of return
- Two days absent: make-up due within two days of return
Please be advised that make-up tests will not be given to students who have an unexcused absence or non-participation/non-dress on the day of a particular test.
List of Courses Offered
- Dance - Beginning
- Physical Education 9
- Physical Education 10-12
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Roberto Galvan
Mr. Galvan began teaching at Muir in 2010. He earned his BS in Kinesiology from Cal State San Bernardino and his MA in Bilingual Education. He enjoys coaching , training, and supporting his children at their athletic events. He loves the history, tradition and all the students at John Muir.
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Dana Moore
Ms. Moore began her teaching career as a physical education teacher at Wilson Middle School. She taught there for 16 years and then moved to Washington Middle School as the school counselor for four years. She joined the John Muir team this school year - 2019/2020 as the Athletic Director. Ms. Moore received her BA in Kinesiology and Physical Education, her M.Ed in Education, and another M.Ed in School Counseling. She loves to exercise, sew and attend her children's basketball games. Ms. Moore says her greatest accomplishments are her children and the students that she works with. What she loves about Muir is that she enjoys being a part of a school with such a rich history that has great community support. She also enjoys her students and watching them grow and accomplish great things.