3570 Timpview Dr. Provo, Utah 84604 Phone: (801)221-9720 Fax: (801)224-4210

Health

Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement

Health is a semester long course that will guide students through many dimensions of health and wellness. Students will develop necessary skills needed in confronting difficult situations. By the end of the semester students will understand health prevention and promotion techniques that will aid them in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

In this health course, students will learn about mental, physical and social well-being.  Students will also have the opportunity to establish and achieve goals in these areas, which will contribute to a healthy lifestyle and lifelong wellness.

The following are the Units that will be covered during the Semester:

  1. Personal and Mental Health
  2. Nutrition and Physical Fitness
  3. Chronic and Infectious Disease
  4. Substance Abuse
  5. Healthy Relationships
  6. Sexuality Education
  7. Injury and Violence Prevention

Learning Expectations

CLASS OBJECTIVES:

  1. Progress toward mature adulthood through learning and practicing the following principles:
  2. Accountability for actions and outcomes.
  3. Responsibility for completing many obligations.
  4. Commitment to self, family, school, community, and country.
  5. Gain useful knowledge and become informed on a variety of health topics
  6. Develop individual attitudes and values in defining personal health needs and goals.
  7. Learn essential skills for achieving optimal health and reaching personal goals.
  8. Interact with peers and parents by discussing current health topics.

 

The curriculum for this course has been established by the Utah State Office of Education and can be viewed at http:/www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/healthpe/Core/Master-Health-Education-7-12.aspx.

Assessment of Progress

Students will be graded on:

Attendance:  Each student will be given 150 participation points to begin with.  Students can lose these points from not participation in class… which means student needs to be in class to keep them.

Assignments/Projects:  All assignments will receive full credit on the day it is due.  An assignment turned in late during the current unit will be docked 20%.  If an assignment is turned in after the Unit Test the assignment will be docked 50%.

Quizzes:  Quizzes will be given periodically to check student understanding of the topic.

Tests:  Each unit will include a test on the content.  There will be a class review session the period before the test is given and each student will be given a test review sheet from which to study.  If a student does not do as well as he or she would have liked, he or she is free to retake the test only if the unit work/packet is complete and the unit review sheet has been completed correctly.

Course Materials

 

  • FOLDER: Students are required to have a folder specifically for Health.  Organization is key in succeeding in this class.  Packets, Assignments, Quizzes, Tests, etc. will be stored in the health folder.
  • PEN/PENCIL AND PAPER: Each student must bring a pen/pencil and paper to class daily.

Text books will be available in class.

Classroom Procedures

We will follow the Timpview Attendance Policy!

All late work going on the term grade is due 1 week before the end of the term.  Remember, life is easier when you stay on top of your due dates.

Students who are excused from school will receive 1 day for each day they are out to make up their work.  Please know that if you are out, it is your responsibility to see me and find out what you missed.

CLASS MANAGEMENT

A well organized classroom promotes learning, a disorganized one prevents it.

Students Will:

  • Respect others.
  • Put cell phones, music devices, or games away during instructional time.
  • Not talk when the teacher or a student is addressing the class.
  • Follow directions the first time.
  • Be prepared for class every day.
  • Use appropriate language and tone of voice.
  • Be in assigned seat when the bell rings.
  • Have no food, gum, or sugary drinks in class. Water in a bottle is acceptable.

Discipline Procedures:

  • Warning. Reminder of the rules.
  • Seat change/Time Out seat
  • Phone call or email to parent
  • Severe infraction: Sent to the office.

Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments

There will be a Test at the end of each Unit.  Date–TBA

Progress Reports and Report Cards

How am I doing in your class?

I expect you to access your class information (grades and attendance) weekly via Power School.  Parents can set up Power School to e-mail them information on a regular basis, and I encourage them to do so.  Please allow me 3-5 days to enter scores after their due date.  I update grades weekly.

Connecting Home to School

Contact Ms. Carr with any questions you may have: Email:  danac@provo.edu

Personal Statement and other items (optional)

Academic integrity–

Students caught cheating will receive a “0” on that assignment.  Cheating includes copying another student’s work, plagiarizing, and using unapproved materials during a test. In addition, a student log entry will be submitted documenting the incident and your parent/guardian will be contacted.  Remember, it is your responsibility to make yourself appear above suspicion.

 

Let’s Have a GREAT Semester!