•  Mr. Dixon: 874-6800 (ext: 3462)  Miss Sitek: 874-6800 (ext: 3436) rdixon@eriesd.org csitek@eriesd.org

    Both Ms. Sitek and I are proud to be part of the Strong Vincent Middle School education team. Having two Wellness teachers provides us the opportunity to enhance the current physical education program for both girls, and boys. Our focus will be to prepare the students to value, and engage in life-long healthy lifestyles to assure they become productive, responsible students and citizens. The learning standards for our curriculum are based  on the Pennsylvania Health and Physical Education Standards and provide the students with a planned and sequential instructional program, including nutrition education, and family health.  We are pleased to be able to offer our curriculum on Family Life and Sexual Health.  The wellness department throughout the district is pleased to be able to offer this curriculum to the students of Erie. You may access detailed information about the curriculum by following the link from the District website under wellness, or go directly to www.kingcounty.gov/health/FLASH .  The program is very well thought out, I encourage you to check it out. 

     We will also be offering a learn to swim course to be taken within a given semester.

    Schedule: Students have Wellness every-other-day with our  FLASH curriculum being taught in the second and fourth quarters.

    Grading: Grading will be based on 100 point system.

    Fitness tests (20%) (Sixth grade 40%) This section will  be graded based on the previous fitness scores, and progress of the final fitness test of the semester.  Each student that has already scored in the "Healthy Fit Zone" need only to maintain the standard for that test to receive full credit for this section.  If the student has not scored in the "Healthy Fit Zone" the students progress will be measured by their previous scores as a base line, and how they improve as they progress through the semester.  There are fourtests that will be measured, push-ups, curl-ups, PACER (cardiorespiratory), and flexibility. Sixth grade will be graded on base line established at SV. Access to student information can be found at www.focusedfitness.org using the students ID number as the user name, and the students last name as the password.
     Participation (30%) (Sixth grade 40%) -This is the most important part of our class.  We expect the students to give their best effort to complete all of the activities. We do not expect perfection; however we do expect them to try, modifications to the activities are available. If a student is not giving full effort during class points may be deducted from the participation category.(up to 5pts per class) This would include the learn to swim program. The students are not allowed to sit out of any activity unless they have a MEDICAL excuse only.  Any points lost for tests, and assignments may be made up on special help night.(Friday) No points lost due to lack of effort cannot be made up

    Preparation (20%)-Hygiene is extremely important so we expect the students to come with a change of clothes, as well as sneakers to be prepared for class.  Proper clothes include: T-shirts (they must have sleeves, no tank tops or cut-offs), shorts, sweat pants, wind pants, (jeans/jean shorts are NOT permitted). In the event the students are scheduled for the pool, they will need; swim trunks or shorts (no cut offs), towel, deck shoes, skin lotion(optional), body wash or a bar of soap.  Each time a student does not change 3 points will be deducted from their total score for the quarter, once below  14 points,  the student will not participate in class, and will lose participation points as  well.  The preparation points cannot be made up.

    FLASH Curriculum (30% ) (Sixth grade excluded) - All related assignments and participation in the class will make up grading.  Any points lost from the assignments can be recovered by attending Special help night, which will be held on Fridays  2:55-3:25. 

    Fitness Gram: Fitness gram is a fitness assessment and reporting program for youth. The assessment includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests that assess aerobic capacity; muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility; and body composition. Scores from these assessments are compared to Healthy Fitness Zone standards to determine students' overall physical fitness and suggest areas for improvement when appropriate. Fitness Gram scores will be calculated into the student’s grade and will be available to review through Welnet . You can access Welnet by going to www.focusedfitness.org and type in your student ID# as your user name, and your last name as it appears in infinite campus is your password.  If you have any issues feel free to contact me through my E-mail, rdixon@eriesd.org.