• Salamanca Junior/Senior High School
    Course Expectations and Guidelines for Evaluation in Physical Education
    Mr. Brian Koscielniak

    My Philosophy
        I believe physical education involves activities and lessons that teaches core character traits to help students become healthy, active, lifelong learners, who will continually strive for excellence.
        All lessons will be centered around the standards set forth by the New York State Education Department:
    1.    Personal Health and Fitness
    2.    A Safe and Healthy Environment
    3.    Resource Management

    Students will be taught key concepts on living a healthy, active lifestyle, and will also gain knowledge on community programs and facilities to continue participation in individual and group activities.

    Curriculum Overview
    Units to be taught include flag football, volleyball, badminton, archery, soccer, floor hockey, team handball, aquatics/swimming, basketball, physical fitness, tennis, table tennis, Kanjam, and ultimate Frisbee. 

    Class Participation/Attendance
    Each student will be expected to come prepared and ready to participate to their fullest potential.  Attendance at all classes is required. 

    Physical education is a "performance/skills" course at its’ core and if performance cannot be achieved the student will need to make up the missing credit to ensure achievement of the learning standards in physical education. 

    Every attempt should be made to have your son/daughter participate in class, with appropriate limitations, if they are injured, to comply with state requirements. Written work is not a substitute for physical activity. 

    Cut classes - If a student purposely cuts or skips class, they will not be be given a zero for credit for that specific class. 

    Required Attire- Students not prepared will not be allowed to participate for safety reasons.
        Shorts or sweatpants (no jeans/khaki pants)
        NO JEWELRY

    Evaluation Criteria
    1.    Students will be evaluated in the cognitive (knowledge), affective (social/cooperation), and psychomotor (performance) domains.  
    2.    Degree of participation, cooperation and knowledge of the rules and demonstration of skills will determine the quarterly grade.

    Behavior Expectations
    Students are expected to exhibit respect and responsibility in the gymnasium and while participating in off-campus activities.  Students should fully commit to individual, group or skill building activities with  energy and enthusiasm.

    Physical education has evolved over the past 20 years and we believe it is imperative to teach tomorrow’s future the importance of leading a healthy, active lifestyle to combat our nation’s obesity problem.  Should you have any questions, or concerns, do not hesitate to reach me at 945-2400 ext. 6136.                Mr. Koscielniak