DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH EDUCATION
Address: Schreiber High School
Email: [email protected]
Instagram & Twitter: @PortWashHPE
The Department of Health Education offers the students of Port Washington significant and meaningful experiences in Health Education. The curriculum focuses on providing students with the knowledge and tools to shape their lifestyles to be healthy and productive in current and future years.
The teaching staff is extremely knowledgeable in the curriculum and its associated lesson activities. They possess a passion for teaching health and also for making connections with their students in a collaborative effort to prepare them for today’s current health trends and future lifestyle challenges. The staff offers students many in-class and out-of-class activities that reinforce the foundations and concepts of the curriculum content.
It is the goal of the staff that all students leave the Port Washington School District with the knowledge and ability to live long, happy, and healthy lives for years to come. You are encouraged to use the links below to survey the health education program or to answer any questions you may have.
HEALTH EDUCATION OUTLINE
K Handwashing 1st Handwashing
Stranger Danger Stranger Danger
Dental Health Good Touch/Bad Touch
Overview of Body Systems Dental Health
Sun Safety Nutrition
Nutrition Sun Safety
2nd Infection Control 3rd Infection Control/Immune System
Stranger Danger Overview of Body Systems
Good Touch/Bad Touch Skeletal System
Family Changes/Differences Muscular System
Dental Health Selfcare-Nutrition and Fitness
Nutrition Medication Safety/Drug Awareness
4th The Immune System 5th Overview of Body Systems
Nutrition Respiratory System
HIV Awareness Lung Dissection
Environmental Health Changes of Puberty
Sun Safety HIV Awareness
Stress Management Tobacco Awareness
GRADE 7- HEALTH EDUCATION OUTLINE
SCOPE AND CONTENT
Unit 1 – Introduction: Getting Started
Unit 2 – The Health Triangle
Unit 3 – Feeling Good
♦ Mental Health
♦ Mental Illness
Unit 4 – Getting Along with Others
♦ Conflict Resolution
♦ Sexual Harassment
Unit 5 – Figuring out What’s Best for Me
♦ Goal Setting
♦ Decision Making
♦ Community Health Resources
Unit 6 – Disease Prevention
♦ Communicable Diseases
♦ Non-Communicable Diseases
♦ AIDS Education
Unit 7 – Recognizing Influences
♦ Peer Pressure Resistance Skills
♦ Other Drugs of Abuse
Unit 8 – Adolescent Growth and Change
♦ Male Reproductive System
♦ Female Reproductive System
♦ Contraception and Abstinence
♦ Sexually Transmitted Diseases
9th GRADE HEALTH EDUCATION OUTLINE
11th GRADE HEALTH EDUCATION OUTLINE
- CPR UNIT
The goal of this unit is to provide the student with a basic understanding of
cardiovascular disease, risk factors, prevention, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Heimlich Maneuver skills are developed and American Heart
Association Heartsaver AED certification is awarded.
- MENTAL HEALTH
The goal of this unit is to provide students the opportunity to develop a better
understanding of their behavior and their adjustments to life situations. Problems
such as suicide, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, depression, family conflicts, stress,
violence, peer pressure, low self-esteem and mental illness is discussed.
Emphasis is placed upon developing positive problem-solving techniques and
effective coping skills. Professional help and other school and community
resources for mental health problems are outlined. In addition, an introduction to
the psychosocial aspects of death and dying are presented.
- SUBSTANCE ABUSE
The goal of the unit is to present the students with a variety of facts, attitudes,
values and behaviors regarding drug use, non-use and abuse that will enable them
to make constructive health decisions.
smoking and the immediate and long-term hazard to one’s health status.
Techniques on how to quit smoking are presented. A study of the related
respiratory diseases, cancers and cardiovascular diseases are discussed.
and consequences of alcohol abuse. Topics such as peer pressure,
decision-making and drunk driving are included. The disease of alcoholism is
discussed and treatment programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Alateen
marijuana, narcotics, hallucinogens, stimulants, depressants and inhalants,
steroids and designer drugs.
- HUMAN SEXUALITY
This unit is designed to assist students in developing responsible, positive and
accepting attitudes and behaviors about their own sexuality and that of others. A
study of reproductive biology (including conception through delivery), family
planning, psychosexual development, decision-making skills and date rape
prevention are presented. Abstinence is emphasized as a preventative measure for
sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.