Health Class

Dear students and families,

I would like to welcome you to Olson Middle School! I am looking forward to an exciting school year with you. I am committed to teaching health and wellness concepts by using interactive strategies and a variety of teaching methods. Part of health education at Olson Middle School is to provide opportunities for students to share their story and discover their brilliance. It is my goal to provide students with health education that will positively affect their mental, social, emotional, and physical health.

Another exciting change this year is that our health classes will be taught using the International Baccalaureate Design Framework. Students will engage in project based learning using the IB design cycle to help them solve real life problems that are related to health and wellness concepts. Below are the specific topics studied in each grade.

6th Grade Health Curriculum

*Personal Safety *Bullying *Body Systems *Puberty, Body Image, Hygiene

*Problem solving, Decision Making, Refusal Skills, Goal Setting

*Family Structure, Relationships, and Communication

7th Grade Health Curriculum

*Fitness *Mental and Emotional Health *Alcohol *Personal Safety

*Nutrition *Tobacco *Bullying *Consumer Health

8th Grade Health Curriculum

*Making Proud Choices *Sex Education *Human Sexuality *Relationships

*Alcohol, Tobacco, and other Drugs *Communicable and Non-communicable Disease

Feel free to reach out to me any time throughout the school year,

Carly Engel

Olson Middle school

6th, 7th, and 8th grade Health

carly.engel@mpls.k12.mn.us