• Mr. DePhilip Banks-Jackson
    March 24, 2020 Update: 

    As a health & PE team, we have created a google classroom for all of our students to join.

    1. Go to www.google.com

    2.Login with your school information

    3. Click on CLASSROOM then type in our code:  lrukxlv

    Previous Information:
    Hello parents and guardians of the Swatara Middle School education community. One of my goals this year is to improve my ability to communicate with the parents and guardians of my students. Underneath you will find access to my graded material that can be transposed in digital form to allow your child to print their assignments at home. Please email any questions, comments, or concerns djackson@cdschools.org.
    Physical Education
    Physical education uniform information -- Uniform Information
    Physical education grading rubric -- Grading Rubric
    Physical Education rules and regulations -- Rules Sheet
    First Quarter:
       Fitness Unit: August 26th -- September 26st
             Fitness pre-testing: The students will perform push-ups, sit-ups, a 40 yard dash, a 15 minute run (mile times will be taken with this challenge), the bent arm hang, and a shuttle run. The students will keep track of their times in their physical education folder.
               Fitness unit handouts: Fitness tracking sheet
       Indoor/Outdoor Ultimate Frisbee: September 30th -- October 29th
             The students will compete in Ultimate Frisbee. The object of the game is to score points by passing thedisc to a player in the opposing end zone, similar to an end zone in Americanfootball or the in-goal area in rugby. Players may not run with the disc, and must keep a pivot while holding the disc. While originally called ultimatefrisbee, it is now officially called ultimate flying disc in many areas because Frisbee is registered as a trademark, albeit generalized, for the line of discsmade by the Wham-O toy company. In 2008, there were 4.9 million Ultimateplayers in the US.
    Second Quarter:
       Jumprope Unit: October 31th -- December 5th
             The students will complete a jumprope packet consisting of up to thirteen (13) required jumps, three (3) extra challenges, and a signature. The packet will be worth fifteen (15) points for 6th graders and twenty (20) points for seventh and eighth graders.
                Jumprope unit handout: Jumprope Packet 
       Speedball/Matball/Basketball Unit: December 9th -- January 16th
             The students will participate in a modified version of the Olympic sport handball. The classroom will be split up into random teams every class to keep the level of competition even and fresh for each class. Rules and regulations will be based on the dimensions of the Swatara Middle School gymnasium.
                Speedball unit handout: Pending
    Third Quarter:
       Weight room/Active Fitness Unit: January 21nd -- February 21st
             The students will learn proper form and technique in a strength training unit. The 6th graders will participate in more of a body weight strength training unit as the 7th and 8th graders will receive instruction on proper weight room etiquette and function. Sports wherestrength training is central are bodybuilding, weightlifting, powerlifting, andstrongman, Highland games, shot-put, discus throw, and javelin throw. Many othersports use strength training as part of their training regimen, notablyfootball, wrestling, rugby, track and field, rowing, lacrosse, basketball and hockey.
            Strength training for other sports and physical activities is becoming increasingly popular.
       Volleyball Unit: February 25th -- March 26th
             The students will complete a volleyball unit consisting of teaching proper technique and etiquette of the sport to both the young men and young women of the Swatara school community. The volleyball unit is a life long co-ed activity that will be taught as such to the students of Swatara Middle. Volleyball can lead to intense competition in both mens and womens participation at any level all over the world. The volleyball unit will include the girls as a consistent part the classroom.
                Volleyball unit handout: Pending
    Fourth Quarter:     
       Fitness post-testing: March 28th -- May 2nd
            The students will perform push-ups, sit-ups, a 40 yard dash, a 15 minute run (mile times will be taken with this challenge), the bent arm hang, and a shuttle run. The students will keep track of their times in their physical education folder. The students will compare their numbers to their pre-test from the beginning of the year to see if an improvement was made.
                Fitness unit handout: Fitness tracking sheet
        Flag football: May 6th -- June 3rd
             The students will actively participate in various football related activities. Including but not limited to ultimate football, flag football of various team sizes, and the creation of a team 5 on 5 play book to use against classmates in a end of year tournament. The students are responsible for creating their own routes blocking/screening assignments and quarterback play.
                Football unit handout: Football packet
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