8th Grade Health
Mrs. Andrea Marino
201-933-6777 Ext. 5610
The grade 8 health education curriculum is part of the Comprehensive Health and Physical Education program. Students engage in readings and hands-on activities which support the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual dimensions of wellness. An understanding of what factors in life add to the general concept of wellness. Through class participation and research, students explore the correct ways to react in different situations to solve a conflict properly. Emphasis is upon classroom discussion, research, and skill practice in critical thinking and problem solving. The course incorporates the use of technology and encourages students to research and use valid and reliable sources of health information.
· Textbook- Pearson Health
Topics to Be Covered:
Making Healthy Decisions
Managing Mental and Emotional Health
Building Responsible Relationships
Preventing Abuse and Violence
Your grade for Health will be determined based on the following criteria:
40% Formal Assessments
40% Project-based Assessments
10% Informal Assessments
You are expected to behave in a mature manner.
- Absolutely no disrespect to anyone
- No disruptions of any kind
Any student who is disrespectful and/or disruptive will:
- Receive a warning the first time
- Each occurrence after warning results in receiving a teacher detention.
Students must bring textbook and folder to every class.
Students that miss any class session are responsible for missed work. It is your responsibility to get the assignments or class notes, either from myself or from another student. This includes any absences due to illness, lab days, school trips, chorus and/or being excused by another teacher.
- Participation is expected on a daily basis
- All group activities and assignments must be completed
Students are expected to be on time to every class. Students that are late will be given a warning that day. After your second tardy you will receive a teacher detention (10 minutes). Third tardy will receive a teacher detention (20minutes).