Wellness 9

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 Course Outline 



Teacher Information:

Mr. Scott Morneault


Course Objective:  Students will be introduced to a variety of activities in both small and large group settings. Each lesson will actively engage students while teaching specific strategies and tactics for lifelong use. 

Wellness Essential questions:

  • Why should you maintain a healthy, safe, and active lifestyle?
  • How do you demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior?

National Standards for Physical Education

 Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

Connecticut Wellness State Standards:


A physically educated person:

Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity.

Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

GRADING: Each class is assessed using the  Grading rubric. (A copy can be found on page 3 of the course outline & on my wiki page) You have an opportunity to earn points during each activity class as well as by completing written assignments, tests, and quizzes. At the end of each marking period, the daily grades and written assignments will be averaged along with any ‘zeros’ to arrive at your final grade.

Each activity class (gymnasium/outdoors) is based on a 10-point scale.  In order to achieve the full 10-points each class you must be present, punctual, prepared and actively involved.  Students must consistently demonstrate outstanding effort, understanding of concepts and improvement of skills.  You must respect the environment (teacher, classmates, equipment) and initiate a positive leadership role.

Assignments:  Classwork, Journal Assignments, Projects, Tests, Presentations, and Quizzes.

Reflecting what you have learned in class will be a focus throughout this course. There will be tests to assess student learning on each of the topics covered throughout the year.  All assignments will be expected to be accomplished in a timely manner.  There will be many opportunities for students to work with their peers, explore the use of technology, and present information in class. 

Notebook:  You will be required to keep an organized notebook for this class.  This notebook will include your course outline, grading rubric, class notes, handouts, and journal entries.  We will periodically have notebook checks that will give you the opportunity to earn points.  It is required for you to bring your notebook to class each day – (Health & Physical Activity Days)

Writing will be a focus throughout this course.  There will be journal assignments where you will have the opportunity to reflect on the course, your health and fitness, and other relevant topics.  Written assignments should be handed in complete and ON TIME.  

ATTENDANCE: (Absent, Class Make-ups):  Any excused absence from Wellness will appear in the grade book as blank.  Students are required to see their teacher to acquire any assignments that they missed while they were out. If a student is injured or excused from wellness activities, they are still expected to be in class to complete modified assignments until they are able to resume activity.  Class cuts and unexcused absences can not be made up.


Preparation:  Being prepared means:

  1. Being dressed appropriately for physical education class.  This includes:
    • An appropriate change of athletic clothing 
    • T-shirt, sweatshirt, shorts, warm up pants, or sweatpants
    • Socks and sneakers that are tied correctly for safety
    • Appropriate clothing follows the LSM dress code.  

** If you are not dressed appropriately, you will be asked to change back into your street clothes and will lose credit for that class period. 

 Punctuality: Students are expected to be in the gym changed and ready to begin within 5 minutes of the bell. At the end of each class you should report back to the gymnasium and wait inside the gymnasium until the bell rings.

physical education units:

-Fitness/Resistance Training
-Invasion I
-Invasion II
-Yoga & Pilates 
-Outdoor Games

health units:

-Health Skills
Health Skills
Analyzing Influences 
Dangerous Decision Making 

-Stress Management and Depression
-Substance Abuse