Mr. Ron Ford

Phone: office: 781-383-6103

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science in Physical Education Bridgewater State College 1991 Master's of Education in Educational Administration Eastern Nazarene College 2000

Mr. Ron Ford

Mr. Ford has been a Physical Education Teacher and Coach at Cohasset Middle-High School since 1991.  He is also served as the Director of Athletics since 2000. 

 

 

 

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    Course Description/Expectations Grade 9 Physical Education

    Students will participate in an online alcohol prevention program, AlcoholEdu® for High School. Developed by prevention experts at Outside The Classroom, this interactive course delivers a research and science-based, interactive prevention experience about alcohol and focuses on healthy decision-making strategies for youth. In addition, there is a parent program offered in conjunction with this course entitled AlcoholEdu for High School Parents which provides information on social host laws, the latest research on teen drinking habits, tips and tools for talking to your teen about drinking as well as strategies for setting rules and monitoring your teens.

    Although classes are skill-based, students are not graded according to how well they compare with other students. Rather, grading is based on effort, cooperation, willingness to be an active participant, and striving for individual improvement with respect to skills competence and progression toward personal fitness goals as established through consultation with instructor.

    Students are required to participate in physical education class wearing appropriate attire for physical/athletic activity. This apparel includes: sneakers, shorts or sweat pants, T-shirt/sweat shirt, and socks. Not being appropriately prepared for physical activity will preclude one’s participation in class. Students may check departmental policy for more information regarding physical education attendance, make-ups, and credit.

     

    Grade 9 PE Grade Distribution

    Daily Assignment Grades (75% of grade)

    Students can earn up to five points in class every day.

    • 1 Point for being prepared, on time and ready for class.
    • Fitness -Students earn 0-2 points for the fitness portion of class
    • Activity – Students earn 0-2 points for the activity/game portion of class.

    AlcoholEdu (15% of final grade)

    • Students will receive a grade for the final exam in the AlcoholEdu course.
    • Students will complete a writing assignment that ties in AlcoholEdu to our School Leadership Standards.

    Prescription Drugs: Misuse and Abuse Prevention (10% of final grade)

    • Students will receive a grade for the final exam in the Prescription Drug Prevention course.

     

    Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Courses:

    Parent Component  AlcoholEdu for High School takes a public health approach to preventing alcohol abuse, incorporating evidence-based prevention methods to create a highly engaging user experience. To complement this online course that your teenager will be going through at school, we are offering access to AlcoholEdu for Parents. This 20-minute, online course uses videos and interactive exercises to frame content and provide guidance on navigating this critical issue at home.

    Link to AlcoholEdu Parent Course Information:

    http://everfik12hc.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/AlcoholEduHS_ParentComponent.pdf

     

     

     

    Course Description/Expections Grades 10-12 PE 

    Physical education is a one-quarter course that, in some cases, may be spread over two quarters (completion of both part 1 and part 2 is a graduation requirement). The program consists of individual sports, team sports, and fitness activities. Physical education classes are coeducational. Activities and units may include: soccer, tennis, team handball, badminton, basketball, volleyball, principles of conditioning, track and field, softball, strength training, dance, field hockey, flag football, lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee, pickle ball, outdoor pursuits, leisure games, sport stacking, and individual fitness training and assessment.

    Grade 10-12 PE Grade Distribution

    Daily Assignment Grades (100% of grade)

    Students can earn up to five points in class every day.

    • 1 Point for being prepared, on time and ready for class.
    • Fitness -Students earn 0-2 points for the fitness portion of class
    • Activity – Students earn 0-2 points for the activity/game portion of class.

     

     

     

     

    Course Description/Expections Grade 10-12 Cross Training Fitness

    The Cross Training Fitness course is a physical conditioning program executed at high intensity with constantly varied functional movements (such as weightlifting, calisthenics, or aerobic exercise) that are adaptable to any student- from beginner exercise participant to elite athlete. The goal of Cross Training Fitness is to increase your proficiency and knowledge of each of the ten fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy. CT Fitness id defined as increased work capacity across all of these domains.

    Students will run, bike, jump, lift / manipulate increased loads over distances, and use technically sound and safe weightlifting techniques. The use of free weights, dumbbells, kettle bells and other weight training tools will be utilized. Also a high level of cardiovascular activities (running, biking, etc…) will be incorporated into the daily workouts. While there will be fitness related competitions planned throughout the course, traditional team and individual sport and game activities will not be part of the Cross Training Fitness Course curriculum. Cross Training Fitness is an elective that may be taken in addition to (not in place of) the current Physical Education requirement. Frequent physical performance testing and academic assessment of fitness-related knowledge, concepts, terminology and techniques will take place.

    Grade Distribution

    Daily Assignment Grades (90% of grade)

    Students can earn up to five points in class every day.

    • 1 Point for being prepared, on time and ready for class.
    • Group Assigned Fitness Activity -Students earn 0-2 points for the fitness portion of class
    • Individual Activity – Students earn 0-2 points for the activity/game portion of class.

    Cross Training Fitness Workout Design (10% of grade)

    Students will design a 50 minute workout and teach it to the class.

     

    Daily Participation Grading Rubric

    • 0 points = failure to participate in the fitness or activity

               1 point = failure to meet the expected level of participate based on each students individual ability to participate

               2 points = students meets participation expectation level based on each students individual ability to participate

     

    Contact info:

    Ron Ford

    Athletic Director / PE Teacher

    Cohasset Middle - High School

    143 Pond Street, Cohasset, MA 02025

    Phone: (781) 383-6103

    E-mail: rford@cohassetk12.org