Jessica Bourland

Girls Physical Education

Girls Pre-Athletics 

Head Basketball

jbourland@nbisd.org

830-627-6390

Jessica Bourland

Girls Physical Education

Head Basketball

Welcome!

The 2019-2020 school year will be my third year with New Braunfels Middle School and my sixth year as an educator and coach.  I am the Head Basketball on the girls side and an assistant coach for volleyball and track.  I am one of two physical education teachers on the girl’s side.   Please see the links above for more information on PE, athletics and pre-athletics.

  If you have any concerns or questions please contact me at jbourland@nbisd.org

1st Period 8:20 – 9:10 7th Athletics

2nd Period 9:15 – 10:00 PE 6th/7th grade

3rd Period 10:05 – 10:50 Pre-Athletics 6th grade

Advisory 10:55 – 11:25

4th Period  11:30 – 1:05 Pre-Athletics 6th grade

A Lunch 11:25 – 11:55  B Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 C Lunch  12:35 – 1:05

5th Period 1:10 – 1:55 PE 6th/7th grade

6th Period 2:00 – 2:45 Conference

7th Period 2:50 – 3:35 8th Athletics

 

 

 

Email: jbourland@nbisd.org

Phone: 830-627-6390

Email is the easiest and quickest way I can respond to you.  I'm not always in my office to answer phone calls but leave a message and I will get back to you.  My conference is in the afternoon and I respond to a majority of phone messages and emails during that time. 

Below you will find links to UIL paperwork that MUST be turned in to participate in athletics.

Online Forms

Physical Form

Athletic Code of Conduct

   

What do I need for tryouts?

MUST have physical completed by a doctor and turned in.

MUST be cleared on the physical

MUST have online paperwork completed

Physical

Online Paperwork

Volleyball

August 28th-30th.  August 30th results will be posted after school. 

7th grade arrive at 6:45am tryouts begin 7:00am.

8th grade tryouts will last until 5:30pm.  We ask that students trying out are picked up no later than 5:15pm.

Basketball 

November 6th-8th.  November 8th results will be posted after school. 

7th grade arrive at 6:45am tryouts are held 7:00am-8:00am.

8th grade tryouts 3:35pm-5:15pm.  We ask that students trying out are picked up no later than 5:30pm.

Track

All students participating in athletics will tryout for track prior to the start of track season. For those participating in athletics tryouts will be held during the athletic period.  

New Braunfels Middle School Pre-Athletics Syllabus 

  An athletic starter program for 6th grade boys and girls that allow students to recognize and improve their athletic abilities and skills in the sports that are being offered at both the middle schools and high school as well.  This program will also provide a head start on addressing the importance of the student’s classroom work, conduct in the classroom, and the importance of making good grades.   Also, all students that elect to be in pre-athletics will have to adhere to the NBISD Athletic Dress Code.

Program goals:

  • To learn the basic fundamentals and skills necessary to be competitive in our 7th grade athletic programs.
  • It will be much more sport specific than the general physical education classes.
  • It will help students’ better understand the expectations and requirements of middle school athletics.
  • To help students determine if competitive athletics is the right choice for them.
  • To teach and reinforce basic life skills that is necessary for students’ successes not only in athletics but throughout life as well.
  • It will develop a sense of student pride to not only their current campus but in their high school campus as well.
  • While the program will not be used as a pre-requisite for athletics, it will be recommended to the students who are interested in competing for their schools’ 7th grade athletics.

Needs:  Each student will be required to “dress out” in a uniform (shorts and t-shirts) on a daily basis.  Athletic shoes will be required.  All students will be issued a locker in which they will keep their school clothes in while working out.  The students will be responsible for washing their uniform on a weekly basis.  The students will also be responsible for locking up their assigned locker and any personal belongings (jewelry, cell phones, iPad, etc.) that they might have with them.  Showers are available and we will encourage the students to take a shower after workout.  Students will need to bring soap, a towel, and some deodorant.

Lockers:  Each student will be issued a locker. Students will need to bring a lock and report their combinations to the coaches.  Only the coaches and the lock owners will know the combinations. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items. It is the student’s responsibility to lock up her things. A student may not change, switch lockers, or share lockers for any reason unless she has consulted with a coach first. 

Grading Procedures:  Each student will start with 100 points per week

Points will be deducted weekly for:

            10 points-          If he/she is not dressed out in the required athletic attire

            10 points-          If they don’t participate

            10 points-          Poor Effort / Poor Attitude

The order of action taken for not dressing out in proper attire is as follows:  Point deduction, Extra workout at the end of class. 

 Doctor’s Notes:When a student is injured we ask that a doctor’s note is provided if the student is required to sit out of class otherwise we will modify activity for students with injuries. For example if a student has a swollen ankle then that student will be assigned ab workouts during class avoiding the injury. We will follow all doctor instructions when a doctor note is received.  

Absences:Like all other classes, students are responsible for making up their absences and daily grade by completing an alternative assignment (20 pushups). The student can complete the make up prior to the absence.  Upon the students return they will be given days after returning to school to complete their pushups in order to receive credit. It is the student’s responsibility to make up this grade – not the teacher’s. 

Removal:  It is not our intention to remove a student from pre-athletics but if the need does arise, the student will be placed in a regular physical education class.  The reason(s) for removal may be for not following the rules/ guidelines and or persistent misbehavior either in the pre-athletic class or any of the student’s classes.  If a student is removed, regardless of the reason, he or she will still be considered for 7th grade athletics.  In certain cases behavior contracts will be assigned.  

Life Skills:  Character; Class; Communication; Discipline; Honesty; Loyalty; Perseverance; Pride; Responsibility; Sportsmanship; Teamwork; Work Habits.

Molly Linthicum mlinthicum@nbisd.org (830)627-6378            Coach Bourland jbourland@nbis.org (830)627-6390

 

New Braunfels Middle School Physical Education Syllabus 

Physical Education goes well beyond the learning and playing of games. Physical Education and Health provides students with the knowledge and skills to lead a healthy lifestyle. The activities the NBMS PE program will be centered on individual and team sports, rhythm and movement, and nutrition and weight training. The students will be engaged in more advanced activities that develop cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. The classes will focus on working in groups to accomplish setting goals in both cooperative and competitive activities. The students will begin to find life-long fitness activities that fit their individual needs. 

Goals

  • To be educated in the principles of fitness.
  • To demonstrate improvement in each of the areas of health related fitness.
  • To participate fully in all the activities provided and demonstrate skill awareness. 
  • To exhibit positive attitudes and accept differences in others with encouragement to all.
  • To pass the Fitness Gram with practice throughout the year.

Grades:Students will receive a minimum of 2 grades per week.  One will be for  participation (which may include a unit or skills test) and another for dressing out in the required PE uniform. A student may earn a total of 20 points daily for each. The weekly grades will be posted online by Monday of every week. Points will be deducted from the “Dressing Out” grade if…

  • The student is not wearing tennis shoes
  • She does not have her hair back
  • She is wearing jewelry
  • She is chewing gum
  • She does not have the correct required uniform 

The order of action taken for not dressing out in proper attire is as follows:  Point deduction, Extra workout at the end of class. 

Parent and Doctor’s Notes: A parent’s note to the teacher is only good for days. After 2 days, the child will need to see a doctor or receive points off for not dressing out. On parent notes, please include a phone number where the parent may be reached in case the teacher has any questions. When a student has a note allowing her not to participate, she will be given alternative assignments to earn her daily grade.

Absences:Like all other classes, students are responsible for making up their absences and daily grade by completing an alternative assignment (20 pushups). The student can complete the make up prior to the absence.  Upon the students return they will be given days after returning to school to complete their pushups in order to receive credit. It is the student’s responsibility to make up this grade – not the teacher’s. 

Lockers:Each student will be issued a locker. Students will need to bring a lock and report their combinations to the coaches.  Only the coaches and the lock owners will know the combinations. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen items. It is the student’s responsibility to lock up her things. A student may not change, switch lockers, or share lockers for any reason unless she has consulted with a coach first. 

We look forward to a fun year with your student. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email or phone. Thank you.

Coach Linthicum mlinthicum@nbisd.org (830) 6276378           Coach Bourland jbourland@nbisd.org (830)627-6390

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