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Medical PE Form

CLICK HERE to download and print the Physical Education Medical PE Form.

Make-Up Slip Form

Advisory Make-UP Slip Form 2017-18. Please click HERE for the form. 

Physical Education Department

Courses

All Freshmen and Sophomores are REQUIRED to be enrolled in one of the following P.E. classes (unless medically excused).

All Core P.E. Classes


Proper Gym Attire
Proper gym attire is required of every student; it includes a change of clothing for health, supervision and safety reasons. Proper attire consists of:

  • Gym shorts or sweat pants: black or gray
  • Gym T- shirt: All students in Core 1-2 and Core 3-4 have the following uniform options: A HMB Physical Education regulation T-Shirt, which can be purchased at registration/schedule pick-up, in August, OR a blank, solid orange T-Shirt (free from prints, stripes, and brands)
  • Tennis/athletic shoes that are non-marking
  • Sweat clothes are optional

*Black, white, or gray hoods are acceptable if plain on front and back.
*Any HMBHS Cougars or team sweatshirts also acceptable (in school colors only).

Lockers
Lockers will be assigned in the P.E. class. Student may buy a lock from P.E. teacher for $5, or bring own dial combo lock. No key locks.

Core P.E. Program

Core 1-2: Grade 9    (0813)

Core 3-4: Grade 10    (0814)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Must have a passing grade (D- or better) in Core 1-2 to advance to Core 3-4
  • Graduation requirement: Physical Education
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: None

The P.E. Core Program is a mandatory two-year program in which students are introduced to various sports and activities with emphasis placed on skills, fitness, techniques, and fundamentals. Students must pass both Core P.E.1-2 and 3-4 before graduation is possible. Safety and care of athletic equipment are also stressed. Semester physical performance tests are administered. In addition to the above, students will also show competency in the activity through written and verbal and physical assessment. Activities include but not limited to: softball, basketball, touch football, weight training, tennis, volleyball, field hockey, wrestling, swimming, aerobics, running and badminton and other non competitive individualized activities.

 

Core P.E. – Pride Period

Core 1-2: Grade 9    (0811)

Core 3-4: Grade 10    (0812)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Must have a passing grade (D- or better) in Core 1-2 to advance to Core 3-4
    • Students are responsible for transportation.
    • Students must make a 2-semester commitment to regular and punctual attendance
    • Students must be enrolled in 6 additional classes
    • Students needing to do class make-ups will do so during Advisories.
  • Graduation requirement: Physical Education
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: None

This class allows students to build an additional course into their daily schedules. Attendance is crucial, as there is limited opportunity for make-ups.
 
Please Note: Space in this class can be  extremely limited.

 

Elective P.E . “ Power & Strength”     (0803)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Average semester grade of ‘B’ or higher in Core P.E.
    • Must pass Core P.E. 1-2 and Core P.E. 3-4
    • Signature of approval by course instructor or by current 10th grade PE teacher
  • Graduation requirement: Elective
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: None

The PE elective program, “Power & Strength” focus, will consist of resistance training, core development, upper/lower body plyometrics and cardiovascular conditioning. This program is geared to the next level of physical education after the core PE program, focusing on strength, power, speed, explosion, flexibility and agility. Competitive activities include: volleyball, flashball, dodgeball, badminton, basketball and softball.

 

Elective PE: Dual and Team Activities     (0804)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • Average semester grade of ‘B’ or higher in Core P.E.
    • Must pass Core P.E. 1-2 and Core P.E. 3-4
    • Signature of approval by course instructor or by current 10th grade PE teacher
  • Graduation requirement: Elective
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: None

This course is a one year course that gives the 11th and 12th grader a more advanced opportunity to play four different sports. Students will play BASKETBALL, SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL, and BADMINTON. They will learn the rules of the game (unlike the modified rules in Core PE), develop skills and insight of each game. Students will learn different types of offensive and defensive plays.

 

Independent Study P.E.     (0815)

  • Year long course – 10 credits
  • Grades eligible: 10, 11, 12
  • Prerequisites:
    • ‘B’ or higher in Core 1-2.
    • Score of 89 or higher on Physical Fitness Test administered by ISPE teacher.
    • ISPE Teacher signature required
    • Must complete application packet and meet criteria for IS PE –Administrative Regulation No. 6158.1
      • Application must be completed and submitted with your course request form.
    • Administrative approval required
  • Graduation requirement: Physical Education
  • UC/CSU A-G requirement: None

 
ISPE Type A and B students will be expected to complete a supplementary Physical Education curriculum that will include monthly writing assignments and corresponding meetings with the ISPE teacher. Failure to complete this supplementary curriculum may result in a non-passing grade for ISPE and subsequently, zero credit.

To be eligible to enroll in ISPE Type A, several criteria must be met including ongoing participation in a competitive activity for at least three years, a certified instructor, and at least 400 minutes of activity per 10 school days. Students may meet these requirements through an off-campus activity.

ISPE Type B “Athletic PE” requires successful completion of three high school offered, CIF-CCS sanctioned, sports. 10 credits are earned at the completion of the third season on a pass/fail basis. There is no partial, or by semester, credit granted. Please contact the HMBHS Athletic Director or your counselor for further information.

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Updated 2017-18 Planning Guide

Advisory Physical Education Make-Up Schedule 2nd Semester 2017-18

PE make-up dates flyer
 

Common Core: Guide to Responding to a Document Based Question (DBQ)

 

A DBQ provides the student with the opportunity to weigh significant evidence (documents and outside knowledge), to reach an informed position in response to a question.

Steps to follow for successfully completing a DBQ: (you must plan!)

1) Read the question carefully

  • Underline key words, ideas, names, issues
  • Are there multiple parts to the question to be answered

2) Brainstorm: write down the concepts and facts you know that would be helpful to answer this question

3) Read and analyze the documents:

  •  What are the key ideas from the document
  • Identify the point of view (possible bias) of the document
  •  Who wrote the document?
  • When was it written
  • For what purpose was the document written

4) Reread the question

  • How do the documents you read relate to the question
  • Reconsider if you have any further outside information

5) Plan your essay

  • Identify the main subjects of your essay
  • Select documents related to these main subjects
  • Relate relevant outside information to each subject
  • Create a thesis
  • Create an outline

6) Write an organized essay

  • Introductory paragraph with solid thesis statement
  • Body paragraphs (topic sentence, details from documents and outside information, transition)
  • Concluding paragraph