Health and Physical Education Department
Health Education Mr. P. McLaughlin
2021-22 School Year Fall Semester
Welcome! The primary goal of this course is for every student to learn positive patterns of living and select behaviors that would lead to a healthy lifestyle. Students will understand that a single healthful or risk behavior affects the whole person.
Areas of Study:
1. Holistic Health
2. Noncommunicable Disease
3. Communicable Diseases
4. Mental Health
5. Substance Use and Abuse
7. Exercise and Fitness
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., Ballantine Books, 2006 (Must be purchased by September 21)
Course Rules and Regulations:
> Every student must observe the dress code as stated in the school calendar.
> Every student is required to have a Health notebook/iPad in class everyday along with any hand-outs that were distributed during a previous class.
> Absence: Students are responsible for notes, assignments and other information given during a lesson that was missed because of an absence of any kind from class. Every student should take the contact information of two students in the class to contact in the event of an absence. A penalty will be applied to the quarterly grade for excessive absence.
>Review the school policy on cell phones in the school calendar.
> Honor Code: Dishonesty on an exam or in any other aspects of the class will result in an honor code violation.
> Lateness: for each lateness, points will be deducted from a student's class participation grade.
- Grades are calculated on a total points system which consists of 400 points. There will be two 100 point assessments along with 10, 25 and 50 point assessments. A comprehensive Book report will be due at the conclusion of the semester (date to be announced). A checkpoint book report will be due at the end of the first quarter.