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Health Education Grade 8
Phone: (716)-210-2304 ext. 5441
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday
COURSE OBJECTIVE / GOAL:
Health 8 is designed for Starpoint students to learn acceptance of personal responsibility and their lifelong health. We will promote respect for the health of others and students will understand their growth and development at this time in their lives. We will inform our students of health-related information, and products or services that will make them healthier people for the rest of their lives.
COURSE CONTENT / MAJOR TOPICS:
The following units are taught during the semester.
1) Health Introduction 4) Tobacco
2) Mental Health 5) Alcohol / Drugs
3) Fitness / Diet 6) Growth and Development
TEXTBOOK AND OTHER PROGRAMS USED:
All test book readings and assignments will be posted in Google Classroom
Teen Health – Course 2
Drug Free World
MATERIALS NECESSARY FOR CLASS:
Earbuds/Headphones, Pocket folder with paper, Pen or Pencil (#2)
Students must bring all materials necessary for class to every class meeting
HOMEWORK POLICY (Quantity, frequency, expectations):
- Textbook and reading assignments will be assigned on a regular basis.
- They will be based on the subject area that we are currently studying.
- All homework assignments must be turned in on the due date or the assignment will receive a zero.
- The student must attend an office hour online session to receive credit if an assignment is turned in past it’s due date or the assignment stays a 0.
COMPUTATION OF GRADES (Tests, projects, homework, notebooks, etc., and the “weight” they carry):
Health is a 20-week course. We will meet one day a week in class and you will also be required to complete online assignments on your own. Students will be informed of their progress at every 5 week mark. Three points will be given per class meeting based on attendance, participation and behavior. A quiz may be given at any time on material we are presently covering.
Attendance, Behavior and Participation 10%
Tests, Quizzes 30%
Online assignments 30%
MAKING UP WORK WHEN ABSENT:
If a student is absent from class they should check with the teacher or Google Classroom for any missed notes or class assignments. Any homework not done on time due to an absence should be turned in before the next scheduled class meeting.
BEHAVIOR IN CLASS:
Although this is a fun and exciting class, proper and mature behavior is required at all times.
The first half of the Middle School Health requirement was completed in Sixth Grade. The second twenty weeks is now covered in Grade Eight. The final 20-week course will be completed for graduation in grade 10.