8th Grade Health

INSTRUCTOR:  Mr. Klingbeil
OFFICE: Boys locker room/Health room 131
You will be alternating time spent throughout the year between physical education and health education.  Both physical education and health education are a required class.  Health class will include a wide range of topics related to all three sides of the health triangle (physical, mental, and social) to encourage an understanding of what factors and skills in life add to the general concept of wellness.   We will be exploring these concepts through a wide range of activities including technology, videos, readings, projects, presentations, research, problem solving, group discussion, role play, and guest speakers.

Health Units:
1) Health/Wellness, Communication Skills, Stress Management, Coping with Grief, Goal Setting
2)  Body Systems
3)  Physical Activity & Fitness
4)  Marijuana, Narcotics, Stimulants, Depressants, Hallucinogens, and other drugs (prescription, OTC, inhalants, steroids)
5)  Healthy Relationships and Human Sexuality
Health Course & Classroom Expectations
  1. Be on time, which means in your assigned seat when the bell rings.
  2. Do not write on books, desks, computers, ipads, or keyboards. (Defacing school property will not be tolerated!  Anyone found in violation will face major consequences.)
  3. Water and gum are allowed until the privilege is abused.  No food, sports drinks, juice, flavored water or pop please.
  4. Respect yourself and others in thought, word, and deed.  (No put downs & no name dropping)
  5. Be responsible—bring what you need with you to class (health folder, notebook, headphones, and keyboard), keep track of important dates in your assignment notebook, do your work, and study for tests and quizzes.
  6. Use ipad for class purposes only.  If ipad is abused you will lose the privilege and will be responsible for printing all materials off of schoology prior to class.
  7. Have the courage to challenge yourself and think outside of the box.
  8. Participate in class discussion.
  9. Cooperate with classmates and teachers
  10. Do your best every day!
Physical education and health will be graded together.  Health will represent 50% of the grade and physical education will represent 50% of the grade  Health grades will be based on health tests/quizzes, health daily assignments, health projects, and community service.

You are expected to make up any missed assignments/work.  You have two days to make up your work for each day you are absent.  (Example:  If you miss 1 day, you have 2 days to make it up.  If you miss 4 days you have 8 days to make it up.)  If you were absent on a day an assignment was due you are expected to turn in the assignment upon your return or it is considered late.  It is your responsibility to go to your teacher during advisory period or 7th hour study hall to get make-up work (unless in both band and choir).
Late Work:
If any work is not turned in at the time work is collected it is considered late.   Late work will be worth 50% of what is earned and will be accepted up to 5 days after the original due date.  (Example:  Assignment was two days late.  Teacher grades it and the student received 80% of the answers correct, so the final grade will be 40%.)  Community Service will not be accepted late.
Community Service
This is your chance to give back!  All students are required to do 2 hours of community service per quarter.  Your act of kindness must be approved by Mrs. Scheel.  Your community service can be completed 4 months prior to the due date.  For example if the due date is Friday, October 2nd it could have been completed June 2nd through October 1st.  Your community service form MUST BE SIGNED BY THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE EVENT NOT YOUR PARENTS.   Bring the community service form with you so the event supervisor can sign it.  Each hour is worth 10 pts.   COMMUNITY SERVICE IS NOT ACCEPTED LATE!



Contact: Tim Klingbeil