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"In Health, it's not just about getting an A in the class, it's about getting an A in life."

Welcome to 8th Grade Health!

  • Health is a vital component of education that teaches adolescents how to properly care for themselves and others as they prepare to transition into adulthood. This one-semester course is designed to give students the tools they need to live a long, healthy, and happy life.

    Health is more than just exercising and watching what we eat! In this class, we will explore a variety of health topics that will empower students with knowledge and skills for a multitude of health challenges they may face. Example topics include:

    • Physical Health:

      • Physical activity/Exercise
      • Body systems
      • Diseases
      • Nutrition
      • Concussions

       

    • Mental & Emotional Health:

      • Stress & Coping
      • Emotions
      • Mindfulness
      • Anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, and self-harm
      • Getting help

       

    • Social Health:

      • Bullying & Harassment
      • Peer pressure and conflict resolution
      • Social relationships & Online social relationships
      • Parenting

       

    • Drugs, Alcohol, & Weapons

      • Prescription vs. over-the-counter vs. illegal drugs
      • Smoking
      • Alcohol (plus drinking and driving)
      • Weapons Awareness & Safety
    • And various topics in between!!!