• East Aurora High School Health Education

    Mr. Koselny      ckoselny@eak12.org
    Miss Slomba      hslomba@eak12.org

    Course Description: In this class students will learn to use many skills to help them make healthy decisions, while maintaining or improving their current health status. These skills include self- management, relationship management, stress management, communication, decision making, goal setting and advocacy. Our students will be exposed to a variety of topics. The goal of this course is for students to develop the skills necessary to live healthy, active lives, and to empower students to use the skills they have gained to make informed decisions that will enhance the quality of their personal, family, and community life. Health Education is a state-mandated course that is required for graduation.

    NYS Health Education Standards:
    1. Students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to establish and maintain physical fitness, participate in physical activity, and maintain personal health.
    2. Students will acquire the knowledge and ability necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
    3. Students will understand and be able to manage their personal and community resources.

    Curriculum Focus:
    History of Health/Wellness, Mental Health, Drugs-Alcohol-Tobacco, Growth and Development, Human Sexuality, Family/Social Health and Relationships, Body Image/Eating Disorders, Nutrition, Communicable & Chronic Disease, Physical Health-Fitness/Exercise & Activity
    Current Health topics such as the opioid epidemic and societal health will be addressed as well.

    Semester Grading:

    Tests and Quizzes- Unit Tests, Quizzes at teacher’s discretion.
    Missed tests/quizzes: It is the student’s responsibility to schedule a make-up time. Students must make up a missed test or quiz within 2 days of returning to school. No makeup=no credit!

    Enrichment- Homework assignments, projects, class assignments, other assigned activities.
    Late Project: Any project handed in after initial collection = 20% off per day.
    ***Late homework will not be accepted!

    Class Participation- Class discussion, dialogue, Q & A, and active involvement in group activities will be graded.
    Punctuality will be part of this grade. Be on time, be here physically, be here mentally.

    Final Grade: Q1=40% Q2=40% Final Exam=20%

    Materials Needed:
    *These materials are expected to be brought to every Health class*

    1” 3-ring binder with loose leaf paper
    A folder that fits in the 3-ring binder (with 3 holes)
    Highlighter- any color
    Pen &/or pencil

    1. Be prepared
    2. Show your best effort
    3. Show respect for others in class
    4. Be engaged
    5. Ask intelligent, applicable questions

    Student Behavior Policy:
    3 strike policy:
    1. Verbal warning
    2. Activity period meeting/contact parent
    3. Referral to main office and assignment of detention