|11/19/12- STUDENTS: YOUR 3 DAY DIETARY ANALYSIS IS DUE BY THE END OF THE SECOND QUARTER (NO LATER THAN 1/18/12). PLEASE DO NOT USE THANKSGIVING DAY AS ONE OF YOUR DAYS BECAUSE THAT DAY IS AN EXCEPTION DUE TO TRADITIONAL DINNERS. |
Reminder to Physical Education Students:
- Students are to record a 3 day dietary analysis. The data is to be turned into your P.E teacher before the end of the first quarter.
- Remember: you are to record everything you eat and drink for 3 days and present your information to your P.E teacher before the end of the quarter.
- Your P.E teacher will use your data to discuss healthy eating habits that will assist you in leading a long healthy life.
Unit: Flag Football
- Students will have the opportunity to choose between several different fitness programs. Programs are chosen based on the goals that each individual student has.
- Please click on the following link to see the programs offered: http://www.stjohnshigh.org/s/804/index.aspx?sid=804&gid=1&pgid=959
Unit: Team Handball
Saint John's plays a modified version of team handball but maintains the basic rules of the game.
Rules for Team Handball
1.) 3 steps or 3 dribbles and 3 seconds. Players may on take 3 steps or dribbles and may only hold on to the ball for 3 seconds. After a player takes 3 steps or 3 dribbles, the player then has 3 seconds to shoot on net or pass.
2.) Only the goalie is allowed in the crease.
3.) No physical contact. This includes when a player has possession of the ball, the defense is not permitted to swat it out of the offensive player's hand.
4.) **Modified Rule** Teams will be made up of as many players in attendance in any particular class.
5.) Depending on physical education class, the side line may be the only boundary or there may be no boundary at all.
Saint John's will play 2, 5 on 5, full court basketball games during each physical education class throughout the basketball unit. During the unit students will demonstrate proper passing, shooting and dribbling technique. Each game is refereed by student Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity basketball players, while the Physical Education teacher coaches players on their technique.
Unit: Physical Fitness Testing
Saint John's Physical Education strives to promote physical fitness and well being. The purpose of physical fitness testing is for the Phys. Ed. department to have a better understanding of the physical condition of our students and to give our students a better idea of their own personal fitness level. The first unit for all Physical Education classes includes fitness testing in the following strength and endurance areas:
- The Mile: Students are expected to run the entire mile to the best of their ability. Saint John's considers and excellent mile time to be 6:40 or less.
Sit Ups: In order to demonstrate core strength and endurance, students are expected to demonstrate proper form and technique during sit-ups. Saint John's considers 75 or more sit-ups in a 2 minute period to be excellent (1 minute period for freshman).
Push Ups: To demonstrate upper body strength and endurance students are expected to perform as many push ups as they can with in a 2 minute period ( 1 minute for freshman). An excellent score is 42 push ups in 2 minutes.
Pull Ups: Another form of upper body strength and endurance is the pull up. Students are expected to perform as many pull ups as possible until failure. An excellent score is 17 pull ups.
Broad Jumps: This test determines the distance an individual can jump from a stand still position. The Broad Jump measure explosiveness. Every student will get 3 attempts with the best score being recorded
300 Yard Shuttle: This test measures agility and the time is takes for an individual to reach maximum sprint speed. This test requires a student to run 25 yards "there and back" 6 times thus changing directions 11 times touching the white line each time they change direction. 44 seconds is considered an excellent time.