• Freshman Health Syllabus

    Mr. Knoeppel

               

    The focus of the Freshman Health curriculum is to expand the students’ understanding, knowledge, and practices concerning Personal Wellness, Family Life, Sexual Health, Safety and Chemical Health. This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to make wise sexual and chemical health choices, as well as develop lifetime carryover skills for the pursuit of positive outcomes.  In completing this course, adolescent behavior, personality, and character development should be enriched.

     

    Chapters:

     

    Chapter 1       Making Healthy Decisions

    Chapter 2       Personality, Self-Esteem, and Emotions

    Chapter 8       Food and Nutrition

    Chapter 15    Alcohol

    Chapter 16    Tobacco

    Chapter 17    Preventing Drug and Alcohol Abuse

    Chapter 22    STD and AIDS

     

    Grading:

     

    A student’s grade will be determined through a total points system. Points can be earned through various forms of assessment. Assessment and evaluation may include but is not limited to tests, quizzes, projects, homework, and class participation. Each assessment will be given a predetermined numerical value and evaluated accordingly. At the conclusion of the marking period, a student’s grade will be reflective of total points earned over total points available. It is encouraged for students to maintain an evaluation log of all assessments throughout the marking period. With this, students will have an up-to-date and accurate understanding of their current grade in the course.

     

    Materials:

     

    Three ring binder to keep all handouts, notes, tests, and quizzes. Pen, pencil, paper, and textbook when required by teacher.

               

    Students are responsible to make up work and classwork during absences and lab periods. For everyday you are absent, you have to make up any missed assignments, tests, or quizzes. Day for a day policy – If you are absent Monday: you have Tuesday to make it up and hand it in Wednesday. If you are absent Monday and Tuesday: you have Wednesday and Thursday to make it up and hand it in on Friday.

     

     

    Email address: gknoeppel@somervilleschools.org

    Office Hours: Monday – Friday:  Morning - 6:45-7:30 and Afternoon - 2:20-2:40

     

    *Any work other than Freshman Health in class will be taken.