Junior High

Philosophy

Physical Education classes  grant students an opportunity to develop and maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Course Description

7th Grade

Physical Education is a course designed to encourage students to lead a healthy and active life. Students will be involved in a variety of team sports, dual sports, recreational activities, and fitness activities. These sports and activities will help to develop motor skills, physical growth, cardiovascular endurance, and personal and social behaviors that promote a healthy and fit lifestyle. The health education program at this level is Drug Education. The course will examine the various uses of drugs, their classification, and the effect of certain drugs. Students will examine our culture and its use and acceptance of particular drugs. The program includes an information mode, decision making and values, and refusal techniques. Introduction to First Aid is also presented.

8th Grade

Physical Education is a course designed to encourage students to lead a healthy and active life. Students will be involved in a variety of team sports, dual sports, recreational activities, and fitness activities. These sports and activities will help to develop motor skills, physical growth, cardiovascular endurance, and personal and social behaviors that promote a healthy and fit lifestyle. The Health program at this level will deal with Family Life Education. The course will begin with a general discussion of the stages of growth and concern dealing with family and peer relationships. The main thrust of the curriculum will deal with the male and female reproductive systems, fertilization, pregnancy and fetal development, the birth process and heredity. The class will also include information on personal safety and assault prevention, as well as Introduction to CPR.

Faculty

Mrs. Rose McFarland has been teaching for over 22 years.  She has an Associate Degree in Physical Education from Cloud Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Physical Education and Health from St. Mary of the Plain College, and a Master of Science Degree in Health and Human Performance from Fort Hays State University.  She has taught Physical Education at all levels from Kindergarten to 12th grade.  In addition to Physical Education, she has taught Science, Social Studies, and Computer Applications.  In addition, Mrs. McFarland is the High School Head Girls Basketball Coach and an Assistant Track and Field Coach.

Email mcfarlandr@tmpmarian.org