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Fit for Life: The 411 on Fitnessgram. “Don’t have a fit, get fit!” --Mrs. Faulconer. Overview. California law = all 9 th grade students pass physical tests Body composition Flexibility Cardiovascular/aerobic Abdominal strength (core)

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fit for life the 411 on fitnessgram

Fit for Life: The 411 on Fitnessgram

“Don’t have a fit, get fit!”

--Mrs. Faulconer

overview
Overview
  • California law = all 9th grade students pass physical tests
    • Body composition
    • Flexibility
    • Cardiovascular/aerobic
    • Abdominal strength (core)
    • Upper body strength (arms, shoulders, chest, back)
    • Back strength and flexibility (core)
  • 5 of 6 passing category scores required
  • Earn 2-year PE exemption (no req’d PE as Jr./Sr.)
  • All class of 2012 participates in testing
    • FTHS PE classes, ISPE, BHS/VHS athletes
overview1
Overview
  • Pre-testing this fall with Mrs. Stevens/Mr. Huffman/self
  • Formal testing this spring with Mrs. Stevens/Mr. Huffman
    • Once passed 5 of 6, you have met requirement for state
    • Complete 2nd year of VUSD PE requirement  done
  • If you don’t pass by spring of sophomore year…
    • Add two more years of PE to schedule
    • Must be ON CAMPUS
    • In addition to any sport you plan to participate in
    • Replaces 2 elective options in schedule junior/senior year
what does this mean part i
What Does This Mean? Part I
  • Instead of having time for an elective such as:
  • Web Design
  • Spanish
  • Art III or IV
  • More years of Speech or Drama
  • Or any other elective…
what does this mean part ii
What Does This Mean? Part II
  • Schedule includes P.E. as junior and senior
  • Translates into 4 years of P.E. required
    • Must be ON CAMPUS FTHS class
    • In addition to any sport you plan to participate in
    • Replaces 2 elective options in schedule junior/senior year
  • Good for teacher job security!
  • Bad for completing A-G requirements (school-wide AVID goal) and electives
  • May interfere with BioScience academy
  • May interfere with athletics/music
so what are the tests
Body composition

BMI – weight/height formula

Flexibility

Shoulder stretch

Sit and reach

Aerobic/cardiovascular

Pacer

Mile run

Abdominal strength

Curl ups with cadence

Upper body strength

Military push up with cadence

Modified pull up

Flexed arm hang

Back strength/flexibility

Trunk lift

So…What are the tests?
what is the plan for success
What is the Plan for Success?
  • Mrs. Stevens, Mr. Huffman, Mrs. Faulconer, and Mrs. Carr are working together to support you…
  • Mrs. Stevens will help to prepare you for the physical tests (and conducts testing)
    • Athletes and ISPE students will make appointments with Mrs. Stevens for testing during FIRE (refer to scheduled dates)
    • Athletes and ISPE students can self pre-test in many categories
  • Mrs. Faulconer and Mrs. Carr will be helping you set up your FitnessGram tracking charts in Education in the Digital Age class and giving you class time to track your progress during the first quarter
what else do i need to know
What Else Do I Need to Know?
  • Mrs. Stevens will be conducting spring tests for all students, INCLUDING all athletes and Independent Study P.E. students.
  • Athletes and ISPE students need to make charts and track progress along with all other regularly enrolled P.E. students.
  • Your teachers are here to support and encourage you!