The purpose of comprehensive school health is to provide each student with ongoing learning opportunities designed to maximize the prospect that each student will make positive decisions throughout life. The course of study will enable students to examine the options available to today's youth and identify components that are high risk and to be avoided.  Our focus is clearly on prevention and promotion of wellness, not merely to prevent disease and disability.

The Health Curriculum Frameworks focus on building resilience that promotes the ability to thrive, persevere and maintain a positive attitude. Health Literacy is the capacity to obtain, understand and evaluate basic information. Health Self-Management enables students to integrate and apply essential knowledge and skills with respect to their own health-related decisions and behaviors. Health Promotion and Advocacy enables students to recognize and fulfill personal, social and civic responsibilities.

Health education provides opportunities for all students to develop and demonstrate health-related knowledge, attitudes and practices. It integrates the physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions of health. This instruction is part of a sequential program designed to reinforce knowledge and positive attitudes to contribute to optimum health and wellness.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday October 7,2020 from 6:30pm-7:30pm  Sherwood Health teachers, Kelley Maguire and Alison McDonald, will host a webinar for parents discussing the upcoming reproductive system lessons in grade 6 health classes. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to see the curriculum and ask questions about content and instruction along with gaining valuable resources to partner meaningful conversations at home with your child. We will add the recorded webinar and slide presentation so that parents can access throughout the year. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions in a live Q&A session.

Topic: Grade 6 Reproductive System Webinar for Parents
When: Wendseday October7, 2020 6:30pm-7:30pm
Zoom Link: 
To join by phone, parents can call: (929) 205-6099 and enter the webinar ID of 82622382196

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