8th Grade Health Class
My contact information is on the right. The easiest way to reach me is via email. I teach at both the High School as well as the Middle School.
"The first wealth is health."-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Health Education in the Chagrin Falls School District emphasizes social, mental, physical and emotional health. The intent of our program is for every individual to gain knowledge and skills that will influence them to make responsible decisions in acquiring lifelong positive health behaviors. Students will be guided through the decision-making process that promotes enhanced learning behaviors to help them maintain a high level of health/wellness throughout their life.
Students are encouraged to understand and adopt the holistic concept and attitude of wellness. This overall state of well-being, or total health, includes the topics of nutrition, substance use and abuse, physical growth and development, mental and emotional well-being, safety and first aid, disease prevention and control and integrated health issues.
Health Education is about gaining the tools to achieve and maintain total well-being. The purpose is not just to present the health facts, but for the students to develop the appropriate skills to meet their health needs as they mature and encounter new experiences.
Assignments will be posted in google classroom or on infinite campus. I will do my best to post in as many places as I can. Not all assignments will not be posted in google classroom. So please check your planner or calendar! YOU have the time at the beginning of class to update your planner or calendar so PLEASE take the time to put assignments in. Assignments are subject to change. If nothing is posted in the calendar--you MUST refer to your planner for assignments!
You need to bring the following materials to class each day: health folder, chrome book, planner, pen/pencil, homework folder, your brain, and a smile!
Without your health, you have nothing! Let's have a great quarter together.
Parents: If you have a health background or career (dietitian, nurse, doctor, personal trainer, counselor, etc.) that you would be interested in being a guest speaker, please contact me at: Carole.Dennison@chagrinschools.org