Wasilla High School

    Physical Education Requirements


    -                      If you are too ill or injured to participate, you must present a note from a parent discussing any limitations. Without a parent or doctor’s note, you will dress out and participate in class to the best of your ability.

    -                      If you have a long term illness or injury you may be withdrawn from P.E.


    Athletes who do not dress out and participate in PE will be referred to the activities office.

    Make Ups:             Any missed absences or medically excused non-participation may be made up by completing and submitting a “Make Up Form” within one week.

    Clothing:                 All students are required to “dress out” for every PE class.  PE clothing should consist of T-shirt, shorts or sweats, athletic shoes (tied tightly), and socks. Dress code for WHS dress code applies. If you are not dressed out you are still required to participate in the day’s activities. Sports Activities classes should be prepared to be outside when cold and wet.

    Locke Rooms:                   All valuables should be left at home or locked in your hall locker.  Teachers are not responsible for lost or stolen items.  Girls will be assigned lockers and locks.  Boys will be able to use lockers ONLY DURING CLASS TIME. Boys may either bring their own lock or buy a lock from the school. Any locks left on lockers in the boys’ locker room after class may be removed.

    • Cell Phones/Ipods:  Electronics are not allowed during instructional time.
    • Class Time:    You must be in the gym or locker room before the final bell rings.  You will have 5 minutes to change your clothes and get to your PE area. You must remain on the gym floor or locker room until the final bell.
    • The gym:         You are encouraged to bring a water bottle to class every day. Food and drinks (other than water) are not allowed in the gym.  Athletic shoes are required for any activity on the gym floor at any time.
    • Bleachers:       Please use the stairs instead of climbing up and down the bleachers unless they are pulled out.
    • Towels: You must provide your own towel.

    Weight Training Syllabus

     Instructors: Nathan Ford                                   Office phone number: 352-8244                         Email:      Nathan.Ford@matsuk12.us               

    MSBSD Physical Education Programs are based on standards set by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), endorsed by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the Alaska Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AKAHPERD).

    MSBSD Physical Education Standards as written…A physically educated student . . .

    1.        ….demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

    2.        …demonstrates understanding and applies movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

    3.        …participates regularly in physical activity.

    4.        …achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of fitness.

    5.        …exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

    6.        …values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

    Weight Training Objectives/goals:    Students who successfully complete a weight training class at WHS will be able to ….

    1.   … track progress and set goals with the use of their Weight Lifting Chart.

     2.   … demonstrate proper Lifting Form for all core lifts.

    3.   … assess and correct Lifting Form of others.

    Class Room Procedures       “The Warrior Way”                               Responsibility          Excellence                Dignity

    Social Contract: The class will be developed as a framework for behavioral expectations.

    Classroom Rules  Be on time, dressed out and ready to fully participate every day

    Use stairs instead of bleachers to go between gym and track.

    Keep hands and feet to yourself

    Keep locker room neat with all belongings safely stowed.

    When dress out bell rings, students will follow teacher’s instructions and be sure all equipment is properly stowed before heading to the locker room.

                    Coach Ford’s weight training class will be organized on a “core lift” philosophy.  A “core lift” is a lift that is considered to be most important by weight trainers.

                    The set-rep program practiced in class is a four week cycle.  This regimen of set and reps virtually eliminates plateaus. Other programs of 3 sets of 10, 1 set of 15 or 5 sets of 5 will eventually cause a plateau. One must alternate a lift’s percentage of maximums and change the sets and reps in order to eliminate plateaus.

                    All students will be required to keep a lifting chart that will show their strength improvement. The lifting chart is set up so that a student sets records then strives to break those records.

    Proper lifting form is never to be sacrificed for more weight.

    The first few days of class will be spent in form development. As the class progresses we move into the weight room. Some will have weight restrictions until proper form is achieved.


    30% of your grade will be derived from your weekly record keeping and breaking (five pound increase in your set total records)

    60% of your grade will be from your daily points and any special assignments.  Points will be given for warm-ups, participation, and spotting/weight cleanup. (10 points per day).

    10% of your grade will be from Lifting Form Checks and the final exams.

    Wasilla High Physical Education Grading Standards


    Each class period you earn points.  Scores are based on effort, sportsmanship and technique/strategies. The following are examples of what is expected.


    10 points = Prepared/on time, rugged pace; maximal effort (“out of comfort zone”); beyond expectation; “can do” attitude; encouraging and inclusive; perfect form.

    9 points = Prepared/on time, constant movement; on the task; engaged; focused on skill for the day; encouraging and inclusive; improvement is observable.

    8 points = Prepared/on time; expected effort; moderate pace; followed rules; honest; honorable; respectful; improvement is observable.

    7 points = Prepared; contributing little to the activity/team; failing to adhere to or hold others to social contract; stagnant/no improvement.

    6 points = Prepared; minimal effort to the activity/team ; frequently off task/disruptive; failing to adhere to or hold others to social contract; no effort to improve.

    5 - 0 points = Not prepared; tardy; not contributing to the activity/team; cheating, argumentative; blaming others; inappropriate language; not participating; failure to comply with school rules; failure to adhere to social contract; non-attendance; put downs, even if followed by “just kidding.” Any of these behaviors may result in a grade of 5-0.



    Parents/Guardians are welcome at any time to visit during class as well as before or after school.

    We have read the Physical Education course guideline and syllabus.


    Students Signature __________________________________Class Period_________

    Parent’s Signature ____________________Parent’s Email____________________

    Date turned in to the teacher = _______________ 10 point graded assignment                       



Last Modified on August 23, 2019