Farmington High School
Wellness Syllabus
Teacher: Mrs. S. Brown Room #: 215
Contact Afterschool: Monday or Wednesday or
755-2811 x224 by Appointment
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Course Description:
Health is a semester course that will guide students through the many dimensions of wellness. Students will develop skills needed in confronting difficult situations; understand health prevention and promotion techniques that will establish a solid personal health education; and become health literate in making positive and healthy decisions.
Health Standards:
Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health
Class Expectations:
  1. Students are expected to be RESPECTFUL of the rights of others. Raise your hand before speaking. Be quiet while others are talking. Health class is not a time to catch up on a nap! Respect all property in this classroom! If it’s not yours. LEAVE IT ALONE!
  2. Students are expected to follow the school rules and codes. (See the Farmington High School Student Handbook for information and school policies).
  3. Students will be in the classroom and in your seat before the tardy bell. 3 tardies=teacher detention—failure to serve will be dealt with administrative intervention.
  4. Students are expected to be present and organized every day. Make sure you have all materials for class, INCLUDING your planners!!
  5. No HATS, HOODS, CELL PHONES OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICES, FOOD, GUM, OR DRINKS are allowed in the classroom. Water is allowed if disposed of properly.
  6. Attendance is an ESSENTIAL part of learning! Students are responsible for missing work when they return from an absence. It is YOUR responsibility to see me as soon as possible. I will not hunt you know to make up work. Also, if you are absent the day before you know an assignment is due, you will still be responsible for that assignment on that returning day! (test, projects, etc.)
  7. Students will be given TWO days to complete the makeup work.
  8. If a student misses a test, the test MUST be made up within two days or a 0 will be given. Also, the test must be made up when convenient for the both of us (not during class)!
  9. Cheating/Plagiarism will NOT be tolerated!
  10. Expect yourself to SUCCEED!
  11. IF you need help, ASK! If you don’t understand, ASK! If something is wrong, ASK! I CAN NOT READ MINDS!
  13. Use class time wisely!
Class Rules:
  1. Give RESPECT, to Gain RESPECT!
  2. LISTEN!!!
  3. Come prepared mentally, emotionally, physically each day and ready to learn!
  1. 1st Verbal Warning
  2. 2nd Parent Contact & Detention/Next 20 years of your life Paper (5 pages)
  3. Meeting with parents and administration is aware of the issues.
Class Requirements & Materials:
  1. 3 ring binder
  2. 5 dividers
  3. Writing Utensil
A student’s grade will be determined by:
  • Attendance/Class Participation
  • Health notebook (1 ½” binder with 5 dividers)
  • Classwork
  • Quizzes
  • Exams
  • Homework
  • Competency Projects (5)
Restroom/Locker/Drink Policy:
Students are not permitted to leave class unless there is a crisis or have received permission from the instructor. Whenever classes are in session students must have an approved pass to be in an assigned area. Chronic violators will be subject to loss of pass privileges or assigned administrative detention.
Course Outline: Below is an outline of the Units & Topics that we will be covering in Health this semester. The below list is subject to change at any time during the semester.

  1. Introduction to Health
    1. What is Health
    2. What is Wellness
    3. Health skills
    4. Goal-setting/Decision-making
    5. Self- esteem
    6. Refusal Skills

  1. Physical Health
    1. Fitness
    2. Nutrition
    3. Body Image
    4. Eating Disorders

  1. Social Health
    1. Personality
    2. Relationships
    3. Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships
    4. Media’s Influence of Relationships/Sex, etc.
    5. Love vs. Infatuation
    6. Steps of Intimacy
    7. Male & Female Reproductive Systems
    8. STD’s/HIV& AIDS
    9. Domestic/Sexual Violence
    10. Pregnancy & Birth

  1. Mental & Emotional Health
    1. Substance Use & Abuse
    2. Classifications of Drugs
    3. Tobacco & Smokeless Tobacco
    4. Alcohol & Alcoholism
    5. OTC Drugs

  1. Journal Entries

Competencies: Throughout the semester of the course there are 5 competencies that will be covered using the material from class.