Friday, August 2, 2019

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Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9, 2019

All AFJROTC classes will have the following schedule:

Monday, August 5, 2019 Collect signed PT/Contracts, Assembly procedures, Cadet Creed

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Issue PT uniforms as needed, Drill

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Update Rank/Ribbons

Thursday, August 8, 2019 Grooming/Inspection Standards

Friday, August 9, 2019 PT Assessment 1 Mile Run

7th/8th Grade PE

by Corey Scott on August 2, 2019

Posted in: 7th Grade,8th Grade

Physical Education Fall Semester

Teacher: LT. Scott

Requirements for Class:

  • APA Physical Education Uniform     
  • Athletic Shoes
  • Student Handbook for passes
  • Willing Attitude

Course Description: The focus of this course is to teach students the importance of physical activity. Students will examine the importance of muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, stretching, and agility. Students will participate in a variety of sports and how they impact their overall well being. Most importantly students will be expected to increase their physical abilities and participate in physical fitness activities.

Course Objectives: The following are the Indiana State Standards for 8th grade Physical Education. These standards must be met and are not optional. They can be found at

Standard 1: Motor Skills and Movement Patterns: Students demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

Standard 2: Movement Concepts: Students demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

Standard 3: Physical Activity: Students participate regularly in physical activity.

Standard 4 Health-Enhancing Physical Fitness: Students achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

Standard 5: Responsible Personal and Social Behavior: Students exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

Standard 6: Value of Physical Activity: Students value physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.

Assessment Methods:

  • Students will be assessed using the following methods:
  • Daily participation and conduct 10 pts. Each No Dress overall grade for six weeks will drop one letter grade.  After 4th no dress each grading period, referral will be written.  Writing across the curriculum, once a week with point value varying depending on the assignment. 
  • Letter grade will be based on Anderson Preparatory Academy’s grading scale

Letter Grade                            Percentage

            A                                 90-100%

            B                                 80-89%

            C                                 68-79%

            F                                  Below 67%

Course Content

Every Tuesday introduction to weight room (Bigger Faster Stronger program)

1st Six Weeks:

8/1-8/9             Class Room Rules and Expectations/ P.E. uniforms/Misc. Games

8/12-8/16         Warm-up, Push-up test, Sit-ups test

            Warm-up, Shuttle run test, V-sit reach test

            Warm-up, Mile run, Muscular Strength and Endurance

What is it? What types of activities improve this? Importance of it.

Warm-up, Cardiovascular Endurance: What is it? Ways to improve yours, Importance of it.

8/19-8/30         Warm-up, Softball, Rules, History, and Strategy

Skills: hitting, fielding, throwing,

            Warm-up, skills, Softball

Warm-up, Softball rules review, Strategy,

            Warm-up, Softball

Monday 9/2    Holiday no school

9/3-9/13           Warm-up, Flag football rules, history, strategy, and throwing mechanics

            Warm-up, 9 minute jogging quiz, Review flag football rules

            Warm-up, football throwing, catching, and mechanics

Warm-up Flag-Football game

9/16-9/20         Misc. Games

9/23     6 Weeks Break

9/24-10/4         Warm-up, Soccer rules and skill development

                        Warm-up, Soccer skill development

                        Warm-up, Soccer strategy and skill development

                        Warm-up, Soccer game

10/7-10/11       Misc. Games  

10/14-10/18     Fall Break

10/21-10/25     Warm-up, Archery

10/28-11/8       Warm-up, Volleyball rules and skill development

                        Warm-up, Volleyball skill development

                        Warm-up, Volleyball strategy and skill development

                        Warm-up, Volleyball game

11/11-11/22     Warm-up, Basketball rules and skill development

                        Warm-up, Basketball skill development

                        Warm-up, Basketball strategy and skill development

                        Warm-up, Basketball game

11/25-11/29     Thanksgiving Break

12/2-12/13       Warm-up, Ultimate Frisbee

12/16-12/19     Warm-up, Misc. Game, Final (Pt. Testing)/ Misc. games

*Warm-ups involve stretching, jump rope, fartlek run, and team lines (calisthenics)

Class rules and expectations

            No Gum, No food or drink, except bottled water.

            Come prepared to class with PE uniform and be ready with a willing attitude.

            Bad language is not/will not (be) tolerated.

            Respect yourself, others, equipment, and the teacher at all times.

The following procedures will be taken when a rule is broken:

Step 1: Teacher will discuss the problem behavior with student(s) and talk about solutions  to the problem behavior.  (Discipline should never have to go any further than this step!)

Step 2: Student will receive an in class assignment to correct behavior such as sentences, essay, cleaning assignment, or fitness exercises.

Step 3: Teacher will once again talk to student, and notify parent of student disruption via email, phone call or parent signature slip and student will be given a referral.

Step 4: Student will be referred to administrator for more severe action.

7th/8th Grade Mathematics

Eric Sturgeon

Phone ext.3022

Course Syllabus

            Welcome to Lt. Sturgeon’s math class! I am looking forward to seeing great mathematical growth in all students throughout the school year. My class will consist of 6 units (1 per grading period). The units we will be studying are aligned to Indiana standards and our Compass software. In order to maximize student’s growth and confidence, it is essential for both students and parents to understand my rules, policies, and procedures of the classroom.

Required Materials

  • A 3-ring Binder (Optional to store notes)
  • Pencils!!!!!
  • 3-hole punched paper (Notebook)
  • Pocket Folder
  • Headphones


A    93-100%

A-   90-92%

B+  87-89%

B    83-86%

B-   80-82                    

C+   77-79%

C    73-76%

C-   70-72%

40% Tests/Quizzes

25% Compass Progress

25% Homework/ Classwork

10% APA Points

APA Points

Students will start with 100 APA points and it will only go down if they have an infraction of rules, policies, and expectations. Students could lose APA points for various behavior or defiant actions as well. Here are some infractions and points it will cost the student:

Not be prepared for class (Not having pencil, paper, computer, headphones, etc..) = -1

Not participating when called upon or late to class = -2

Sleeping or doing work other than math without permission = -3

Not following school/class rules on food, drinks, cell phone, talking = -4

Not staying on task during computer time and not following APA military procedures= -5

Talking back to Lt. Sturgeon, profanity, or physically /verbally abusing other students = -10

Cheating = -15

Make-up work

Late assignments WILL NOT be accepted. I expect students to take responsibility for their education and to have every assignment turned in by its due date (which is the day after it is assigned). If students are absent they will get 2 days to turn in their missing work. This way they will have some time to learn the lesson before doing the work. However, if I notice near the end of the grading period that a student could obtain a passing grade if they turn in their missing homework, then I will give those individuals a chance to make them up. If students are absent for an extended amount, the due dates will be discussed with the student and parent.

Classroom Procedures

  • Students are expected to wait in a single file line outside my classroom until they are instructed to enter.
  • Students will get their notebooks and work on the “Do Now” review.
  • The Commander will call the class to attention and take roll.
  • After going over the “Do Now” Students will prepare for the daily lesson or Compass on their computer.
  • Students are to start preparing for dismissal 2 minutes before class ends.

Classroom Rules

My goal is to help mold students into top-notch citizens and students. In order to accomplish this I will be strict on rules and school procedures. Respect is going to be huge in my classroom. I will expect students to:

  • Participate when called upon
  • Raise hands to answer questions
  • Do not talk unless given permission by instructor
  • Do not eat, drink, or chew gum in class
  • Respect mine and peers belongings
  • Do not talk negatively to the teacher or other students
  • Do not physically or verbally abuse anyone
  • No bullying
  • Try your best
  • Work on math only unless given permission by me
  • Follow ALL military expectations set by APA
  • No cheating
  • When working on Compass, you must only be on Compass (No Browsing)
  • Come ready to learn and be the best you can be!!!!!!


My goal is to post the entire weeks objectives for each day by the end of Sunday. This way, students and parents can prepare and know what I will teach in the upcoming week. I will also try and note when homework will be given.

Discipline Procedures:

               The various leveled behaviors are listed below for your review.

  • Level 1 Behaviors are considered minor and will always be taken care of in the classroom by the classroom teacher.
    • Talking out
    • Out of seat
    • Horseplay
    • Cursing
    • Gum chewing/Eating in Class
    • Name calling
    • Dress code violation
  • Level 2 Behaviors are considered a step above minor and may be taken care of in the classroom or a referral may be given.
    • Repeated defiance
    • Minor vandalism
    • Stealing
    • Lying
    • Cursing at someone
    • Threatening someone (not life threatening)
  • Level 3 behaviors are considered major and will be referred to the office.
    • Fighting
    • Destructive vandalism
    • Assault
    • Weapons
    • Threatening suicide or someone else’s life

I am beyond excited to make great strides with ALL students this year in my math class. Despite all my rules and expectations, I am confident students will have a lot of fun and will enjoy going to math class. We will have a fantastic year!

By signing this sheet I am confirming that I understand Lt. Sturgeon’s syllabus, procedures, and rules. If I am a student, I will do my best to follow everything that Lt. Sturgeon mentioned in his syllabus. If I am a guardian of the student, I will support Lt. Sturgeon’s syllabus and help make sure my child understands it and the consequences.

Guardian Name Printed:     _____________________________________________

Guardian Signature:     ________________________________________________

Student Name Printed:     ______________________________________________

Student Signature:       _________________________________________________


*Turn in this page only, the rest is for you to keep!

This week we will be covering the student handbook in great detail focusing on the specific rules and regulations each cadet has to follow. NOTE: Monday each student is to turn in the signed page 33 from their handbook stating they have read and understand, an their parent has read and understand each and every one of the rules. I will be attaching my syllabus as well, and everyone should receive a hard copy in class, going over what we will cover in this class. I look forward to working with each and every one of you this year.

Monday: Algebra II Review

Tuesday: Algebra II Review

Wednesday: Complete Section 1.1.1 Notes

Thursday: 1.1.1 Recitation

Friday: Complete Section 1.2.1 Notes

If cadets receive their computers next week, the first Apex quiz over section 1.1.1 will be due at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 11th. I will make sure to go over Apex with all students when the cadets have their computers.

Monday: Complete Section 1.1 Notes

Tuesday: Complete Section 1.2 Notes. IGNORE the HW at the end of the notes key. These problems are from another book that we are not using! Here are the HW problems for you to solve with your textbook:

Page 12-14 Canvas Submission: 4, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 28

Wednesday: Begin Section 1.3 Notes

Thursday: Complete Section 1.3 Notes. IGNORE the HW at the end of the notes key. These problems are from another book that we are not using! Here are the HW problems for you to solve with your textbook:

Page 19-22 Canvas Submission: 4, 10, 16, 18, 22, 30, 32, 36, 44, 52

Friday: Battleship

This schedule could shift depending on when cadets receive their computers. We will need a day to set everyone up on Canvas. Please turn in all the homework on Monday, August 12th.

Key points for Parents/Students

  1. Contact Information:


phone:  call the school and ask to be connected to my room or dial ext. 4213.

  • I post assignments on the board and blog every day.  If you are absent you can stay caught up by checking the blog each day.  I also keep my gradebook updated daily.  It is very easy to see how you are doing daily in my class.  Do not check grades during class time.  If you think I made a mistake let me know quickly and I will fix it.  You may have to remind me a couple of times, but I will get it fixed.
  • Make sure you are using my drop box to get your assignments.  I post assignments for the entire six weeks in advance so you can copy them to your desktop computer.  You can NOT access the drop box from home!  Students need to copy the assignments so they have all their assignments for that grading period in case they are sick or they can access them without wi-fi.  By copying the folder to their desktops they will have all their assignments for that grading period easily at their disposal.  All E-Learning day assignments will also be posted in that folder as well.
  • I offer tutoring any morning from 7:15 – 7:40 a.m. for students needing extra help.  No appointment is required; however, you will need to arrive before 7:00 a.m. to make sure you can enter the building with me for tutoring.  Access to the building is a problem if you are not let in by me.  I will never go up to my classroom before 7:00 a.m. so you can be sure to get in the building with me.  Otherwise you will have to take your chances on getting into the building after that time.  I can also arrange other times if given appropriate notice for scheduling purposes.
  • Resources for the class
  1.  I will have all my power points used in the classroom posted in my drop box for you to use whenever you want them.  This will also be a great tool to check out if you miss a class.  Just make sure you copy the Units to your desktop computer so you have access to them anytime you want to look at them; however, you may not use them on test.  Written notes you take are always welcomed to be used on quizzes and tests.
    1. You will also have access to the Compass Program which has tutorials over the material I cover in class.  These tutorials may show it slightly different than I do the problem, but if it makes since to you feel free to use their method. 
    1. There are other websites out there that are very useful as well.  See me if you think you need other sites to help you master the material.
    1. Taking notes in class will really benefit you on tests and quizzes, since you may use that material during those times.  I try to do several examples of problems you will be practicing on homework, so that you get a good idea on how to solve those types of problems and master that material before you have to take the test at the end of the Unit.

Assignment: Writing Prompt # 2 and finish Student Info Sheet if not already completed.

In class: Notes on taking Notes / Quiz on Syllabus.