Connell Reddick Jr.



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Connell Reddick Jr.

Welcome to Murphey Middle School!

I intend for this school year to be filled with information and excitement!. Your child will be participating in multiple activities, sports, and state mandated fitness testing.  Some of the activities that your child will be participating in will be activities that develop motor skills, team activities, cooperation, physical fitness, and recreational skills.  I ask that you assist me in encouraging your child comes to class every day and follow the class rules, participates, and gives 100% effort in physical education. Students have the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways in P.E. class.  The goal is to provide maximum participation for each student and to provide challenges and successes for each ability level within the class. This is my second year at Murphey Middle school and I (Coach Reddick) am looking forward to working with you this year. I believe that communication between parents,students,and teachers is one of the most important tools that enable middle schools students to be successful. This webpage is where you will find wonderful links to things your terffic kids are doing in their class.Check here often to see what they're learning, what they're creating, & what they're experiencing as we journey through Physical Education. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at



Physical Education Program Goals

As a result of studying Physical Education at Murphy MIddle school, all students should be able to:

~Demonstrate competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms

~Apply movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills

~Exhibit a physically active lifestyle

~Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness

~Demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings

~Demonstrate understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings

***If your child has any physical disabilities or medical conditions, please let me know. Problems such as chronic asthma, allergies, heart problems, diabetes, etc. need to be brought to my attention and documented in the PE office.  Prior knowledge will help me monitor your child closely and correct or alleviate any problems that arise. The students’ safety is important to me as they go through their PE routine.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at 706 -737-7350

I am looking forward to a great year!


Grading Procedures:

All grades will follow the RCBOE grading scale:

A:  90% – 100%      B:  80% – 89%      C:  70% – 79%      D:  60% – 69%      F:  0% – 59%


Assessments During Learning.......................................30%

Participation: Active play/Dressing out  

Skill Test (based on effort)



Daily respect for coaches and peers


Assessment Of Learning ...............................................20%

Fitness Test (improvement from pre-fitnessgram to post-fitnessgram)

Written Test



Course Description: Physical Education is an integral part of our total educational program here at M School. Through the medium of sport and movement all students will participate in a sequential, differentiated program that fosters each student's personal health, fitness and safety. Through exposure to a wide variety of activities, students will gain the necessary knowledge to understand the importance of and be able to make educated decisions around opportunities to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Physical education provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the overall development and well-being of every individual. Respect, cooperation, communication, teamwork and sportsmanship are an important aspect of our curriculum and will be emphasized throughout the semester.

Class Expectations:  Students are expected to participate during the entire class period. agilities, cardio, stretching, conditioning, skills, stations and play.  

Note: Students are required to dress out every day in proper physical education clothing and participate fully in unit activities to receive full credit.

Physical Education Dress:  Sweatpants/ shorts and tennis shoes. Students are expected to dress out with the appropriate clothing every class period. Supportive athletic shoes must be worn to ensure students’ safety.  No slip-on shoes, flats, boots, sandals, heels, etc. are permitted on the gym floor. Shorts must be appropriate and deemed appropriate by teacher/s. Dress code must follow as stated in the Bear facts handbook. No tank tops. No pajama pants.


Materials:  Appropriate clothing:  tennis shoes and shorts (shorts must be below mid-thigh length (MMS dress code)

Key Standards:  

PEMS.1:The physically educated student demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

PEMS.2:  The physically educated student applies the knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.

PEMS.3:The physically educated student demonstrates knowledge and skills to help achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

PEMS.4: The physically educated student exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

PEME.5:The physically educated student recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

Parents Note: Students are to show to class and dress out every day. The only way a child can be excused from any activities is if they provide us with a doctor’s note excusing them from any activity.

Class Rules:

  1. Be on Time.
  2. Students must be inside the gym and in their designated area before the tardy bell rings.
  3. Students will be seated on the bottom 3 to 5 rows in the gym.
  4. Students must be in their assigned area for attendance check-in when in the gym. Students that are not in assigned area for check-in will be marked absent from class.
  5. No food or drink allowed in the gym.
  6. Ask permission and obtain a pass to leave the gym area.
  7. No electronic devices (no cell phones, no headphones, no iPods, no games, etc.) in class.
  8. Students do not leave the inside of the gym before the bell ring for dismissal


Physical Education Units:

  • Conditioning, Personal Fitness, Physical Fitness, Volleyball, Badminton, Aerobics and etc (TBA).
  • Students will also participate in the FitnessGram Test. Skills for this include the BMI, height, weight,  mile run, trunk lift, push- ups, curl- ups, and sit and reach.

Final message to students: I look forward to working with each of you this year. I will do my best to help each and every one of you achieve success in P.E. Class. Please feel free to ask questions, or request extra help. I am available at lunch, during my planning to talk or meet with you and your parents as long as you make arrangements in advance.


2018-2019 PE Syllabus