Health Class at the Nettle Middle School
ATTENTION NETTLE FAMILIES:
An important notice regarding the upcoming human sexuality education units has been sent home with all 5th, 7th, and 8th grade students. When we return from April break, 5th graders will begin their Puberty unit, 7th graders will begin their Reproductive Systems unit, 8th graders will be learning about various topics regarding human sexuality. The units have been outlined on the notice sent home and any parent or student with concerns should email Mrs. Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org directly. A copy of the notice can be found by clicking on the"Information on Human Sexuality Units" tab.
To find details on the current units for each grade, please view the grade page for your student. To find the current agenda and objectives for your student's class, please view the "This Week" page.
Students who need extra help, would like to make up missed work, or would like to discuss their grade should come to the health room (103) on Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday from 8-8:30am.
Find more information about the Haverhill Public Schools Wellness Department here: www.haverhill-ps.org/haverhill-wellness/
Parents and students can find medically-accurate health information at the website kidshealth.org This site can be accessed in English and Spanish and has information on a variety of health topics.
As part of our curriculum, students will research valid health information. One site we use is cdc.gov, health topics of all kinds are presented in up-to-date and factual ways. I encourage parents with interests and questions concerning health information to utilize this site.
We use the National Health Education Standards and the Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Frameworks to guide our learning.
National Health Education Standards
1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion an disease prevention to enhance health.
2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
Each health unit will have graded assessments. All unit assessments can be found on the pages for each grade. Grades for all units can be found on SchoolBrains. This year (2017-2018), students will earn a grade of Excellent (86-100%), Good (70-85%), Fair (60-69%), or Poor (0-59%) in health class.