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Oct. 25th: 11:30 am Dismissal; Parent-Teacher Conferences 12:00-8:00 pm

North Lake School District

A new century of discovery

Health

Health and wellness concepts are integrated through the K-8 physical education curriculum. North Lake School promotes a healthy lifestyle including making good choices and being active.
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) is taught in 5th grade by a local enforcement officer. Students learn the benefits of responsibility through the interactive in-school curriculum which lasts ten weeks.
 
Human Growth and development is taught in grades 5 through 8 and in gender-specific sessions. The human growth and development curriculum is based on abstinence and can be accessed by parents at any time. It is housed in our library and available for review.

 

Topics covered in health:

5th Grade

What is Health?

  • Physical , Emotional, Mental, Social health
  • Wellness in relation to the four parts of health
  • Influences on your health
  • Developing healthy habits

 
Responsible Decision Making

  • Good decisions
  • Types of consequences
  • Influences on decisions
  • Six steps of responsible decision making
  • Refusal skills

 
Emotional/Mental Health (Self-Esteem)

  • Characteristics of people with high and low self-esteem
  • Outside influences and media influences on self-esteem
  • Self-concept and how it develops
  • Keys to a healthy self-esteem
  • Seven ways to a healthy self esteem

Nutrition

  • How your body uses food
  • Six classes of nutrients
  • Classify foods into appropriate food groups
  • Create a realistic menu for a day using appropriate daily requirements
  • Read a food label

 
Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco

  • Difference between legal and illegal drugs
  • Reading medicine labels and using medicines safely
  • Effects and dangers of Marijuana
  • Chemicals in tobacco products
  • The effects of alcohol on the body and brain
  • Peer pressure involving drugs and alcohol
  • Practice responsible decision making and refusal skill in situations involving alcohol, tobacco and drugs

 
Human Growth and Development

  • Physical and emotional changes in puberty
  • Practicing good hygiene
  • Reproductive systems
  • Healthy relationships
  • Use 6 steps of responsible decision making to maintain healthy relationships
  • Use refusal skill to avoid risky situations

 

6th Grade

What is Health?

  • Physical, Emotional, Mental, Social health
  • Wellness in relation to the four parts of health
  • Influences on your health
  • Developing healthy habits
  • Nine life skills

 
Responsible Decision Making

  • Good decisions
  • Types of consequences
  • Influences on decisions
  • Six steps of responsible decision making
  • Refusal skills
  • Types of goals
  • Steps to setting and reaching goals

 
Emotional/Mental Health (Conflict/Stress)

  • Types of conflict
  • Managing conflict
  • What is anger and how to manage it
  • Healthy and unhealthy ways to express anger
  • Different types of stress
  • Causes of stress
  • Healthy ways to manage your stress

 
Nutrition

  • How your body uses food
  • Functions of the six classes of nutrients
  • Classify foods into appropriate food groups and explore why all foods in food groups are not created equal
  • Create a realistic menu for a week using appropriate daily requirements
  • Read a food label and determine if the food is healthy

 
Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco

  • Name examples of legal and illegal drugs
  • Name examples of OTC and prescription drugs
  • Marijuana, a gateway drug
  • Chemicals in tobacco products and effects on the body
  • Long- term effects of alcohol
  • Effects and dangers of inhalants
  • Types of pressure
  • Practice responsible decision making and refusal skills to avoid situations involving tobacco, drugs and alcohol

 
Human Growth and Development

  • Physical and emotional changes in puberty
  • Practicing good hygiene
  • Reproductive systems
  • Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships
  • Use 6 steps of responsible decision making to determine healthy vs. unhealthy relationships
  • Practice using refusal skills in relationships

 

7th Grade

Responsible Decision Making

  • Six steps of responsible decision making
  • Setting healthy goals
  • Refusal skills

 
Nutrition

  • Six classes of nutrients
  • Building healthy eating habits
  • Good vs. bad fats
  • Read food labels and determine high amounts of fat, sugar, salt and offer alternative choices
  • Identify allergens in foods

 
Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco

  • Chemicals in tobacco products
  • Physical effects of nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide
  • Cost analysis of smoking cigarettes
  • Effects of alcohol on the body
  • Peer pressure and alcohol
  • Media influences and alcohol
  • Practice responsible decision making skills and refusal skills to avoid situations with alcohol
  • Classes of drugs, dangers and effects
  • Practice responsible decision making and refusal skills to avoid situations with drugs

 
Human Growth and Development

  • Building relationships
  • Understand emotional and social connections
  • Personal responsibility
  • The importance of body language
  • Tolerance for others
  • Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships
  • Resolving unhealthy relationships
  • Avoiding risky situations by using responsible decision making and refusal skills

 
CPR/AED

  • Identify the reasons CPR and AED are needed
  • Learn and practice correct procedure for CPR
  • Learn how to use an AED

 

8th Grade

Responsible Decision Making

  • Six steps of responsible decision making
  • Building character
  • Communication skills
  • Refusal skills

 
Nutrition

  • Six classes of nutrients
  • Health conditions related to too much sugar, salt, or bad fats in diet
  • Investigate sugar content and hidden sugars in foods/food labels
  • Study food labels and determine if the food contributes to common health conditions
  • Identify allergens in foods

 
Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco

  • Cigarettes vs. E-Cigarettes
  • Laws in regard to purchase and possession of tobacco products
  • Effects of first, second, and third hand smoke
  • Addiction caused by nicotine
  • Alcohol and the brain
  • Alcohol in the blood (BAC)
  • Peer and social pressure
  • Apply responsible decision making and refusal skills to situations involving alcohol
  • Classes of drugs and their effects and dangers
  • Medical marijuana vs. recreational
  • The role of dopamine plays on addiction
  • Tolerance and withdrawal
  • Drugged driving
  • Understanding the opiate epidemic
  • Apply responsible responsible decision making and refusal skills to situations involving drugs

 
Human Growth and Development

  • Responsible peer relationships
  • Dating safe people
  • Sexual harassment
  • Respecting others
  • Abstinence
  • Resisting sexual pressure
  • Verbal, physical and sexual abuse
  • Know where to seek help for abuse
  • Consequences of sexual activity(emotional, social and physical)
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Avoiding risky situations

 
CPR/AED

  • Identify the reasons CPR and AED are needed
  • Learn/review correct procedure for CPR
  • Learn how to use an AED

Faculty

Clauer

Mrs. Clauer

Phy.Ed./Health Teacher
B.P.E., UW-Oshkosh
Ext. 135