Health

 

Health Education for grades 6, 7 and 8th grade will be addressing many health related topics that encourage students to work on improving their personal wellness.  Encouraging the students to become responsible for their wellness starts in the 6th grade curriculum where the students learn about improving their mental health, stress management and conflict resolution skills.  In the 7th grade, the students focus on how to make decisions in a thoughtful way.  The curriculum addresses the topics of alcohol, drug and tobacco education where decision making and peer pressure starts to emerge.  Sound decision making skills are necessary in order to preserve their wellness.

The 8th grade students will focus on how positive choices impact their life.  The curriculum in the 8th grade discusses a variety of human sexuality issues and positive choices within this area of their wellness will impact their future.  We are fortunate to be able to have returning guest speakers address important issues in adolescent health.  In October, Stepping Stones from the Kemple Foundation of Portsmouth will speak with the 6th grade about Brain Injury and Prevention.  Amanda Hancock-Dione from the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center will work with the 8th grade to discuss  Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships.  During February, AMS dedicates a week towards No Name Calling.  Encouraging students to take a pledge to 

Parents and children have many concerns regarding health and health related issues.  I would like to encourage you to communicate with your child on health topics.  When children and parents talk, your values are heard and it allows for dialogue to take place during this very confusing time in their lives. Here are a few websites you may find helpful in regards to health information.  Please feel free to contact me through my email with any questions or concerns you may have about the Health program. 

Mary Mitchell

mitchellm@amesburyma.gov

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For information on Alcohol, Drugs and Tobacco:

http://ncadi.samhsa.gov

http://www.drugabuse.gov

http://www.thecoolspot.gov

 For information on Dating and Relationships:

http://chooserespect.org

 Any teen health issue:

http://kidshealth.org

 

Wellness Model