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Physical Education

Our Philosophy

Our goal is to positively educate students into developing their whole being: mentally, physically, and socially. Students are taught to respect one another, work as a team, and always give whole-hearted effort. Learning is ideal when students are given clear expectations and provided with the opportunity of discovery and new experiences.

Objectives - we are extremely proud of the Ralston P.E program and our students that are a part of it. The curriculum and instructional methods are based in part on striving for the following objectives:

1. To increase knowledge and skill in sports, games, and leisure activities that can be carried on for a lifetime.

2. To understand the principles of movement and be able to apply that understanding to new movements.

3. To develop physical fitness: strength and endurance.

4. To develop social skills that encourage team work, sportsmanship, and positive interpersonal relationships.

5. To develop general body management skills such as balance, coordination, agility, and flexibility.

6. To strive to meet the California State Standards for fitness in the following areas: Cardiovascular, upper body - strength, and flexibility.

Remote learning assignment

Exercise Log Instructions

The purpose of this assignment is ensure that students are maintaining and/or improving their fitness levels during the time of the school closure. There are three areas of fitness we would like the students to focus on.

  1. Cardiovascular Fitness Examples

  2. Muscular Strength  Examples

  3. Flexibility  Examples


We have provided an exercise log for students to fill out. The expectations are as follows:


  1. A total of 10 days of activity must be recorded. With at least one exercise from each area of fitness. (Cardio, Strength, Flexibility)

  2. Parents must sign off on the exercise log 

  3. Students must turn in log in the week of April 6th-10th for full credit


If you have lost your sheet here is a copy you can print out Exercise Log Sheet

You DO NOT need to fill out Weight, Sleep, or Calories.

Rainy Day Health Lesson
Students learn how much sugar are in some of the drinks they consume

Students learn how much sugar is in some of their favorite beverages and how this excessive sugar can affect their body.

PE Uniform


Each Ralston student is responsible for obtaining appropriate gym clothing that meets the Ralston Middle School Uniform Standards.

Ralston Middle School Uniform Standards:

1. Black shorts or black sweatpants (no yoga pants) AND

2. A black shirt that is separate from the clothes worn to school


For your convenience, you can purchase uniforms by clicking here: PURCHASE PE UNIFORM


It is your student's responsibility to bring a copy of the receipt to PE class to receive their uniform.



Each student will purchase a Ralston issued "American Lock" with key entry on the back so authorized school officials make open the lock at any time. The cost of the lock is $8. The child may chose to buy or borrow the lock. Borrowed locks must be returned at the end of the school year. Cost of lost lock is $8.

WARNING!!!! Please remind your children to lock their lockers. They should double check to make sure that it is through both holes in the locker and that they have spun and pulled the lock to make sure it is secure. We are not responsible for any lost or stolen items so they should not bring anything of value to class with them.



For the safety & well being of each student we highly recommend athletic shoes that have adequate support and cushion. Without the proper support students are more prone to injury. Boots & sandals with not be considered part of the appropriate uniform.

Sample Daily Routine

A typical day for a student would consist of:

1. Reporting to squad for roll call.
2. Stretching routines.
3. Strength Exercises.
4. Cardiovascular Exercise
5. Working on skills and participating in the sports unit

Ralston physical education is dedicated to cardiovascular fitness and the benefit gained from it. Our daily cardiovascular program looks like this:

DAY 1 - 2 lap day (approx. 1200 meters)
DAY 2 - Mile Run Test (Times must be recorded for credit)
DAY 3 - Cardio Variety- Fartleks, Spinning, Shuttle Run, etc.
FRIDAY - 20 min. jog- The objective is to complete 5 laps in 20min (12 min. Mile Pace)

After running program we go straight into the unit for the day.

Gold Trunks Program

The Gold Trunks Program is designed to reward and encourage students to develop strength and endurance.

Students are tested on two separate dates. Upon passing four different fitness criteria, students are issues a pair of gold mesh trunks. These trunks are a symbol of hard work and dedication.

Students who meet the standards all three years are given reversible black and gold mesh trunks and will be recognized at the end of the year. Ralston students take a lot of pride in earning the gold trunks.


    RALSTON RAMS Fitness Golden Trunk Award Standards
    Girls Boys
Event 6th 7th 8th 6th 7th 8th
Mile Run 7:20 7:10 6:55 6:50 6:20 6:05
Push Ups 16 18 19 18 20 22
Sit Ups 44 46 48 48 50 52
Pull Ups 2 2 3 2 3 5
Lower Body Flexibility 10 10 10 8 8 8
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