Mrs. Nelson

Room 117


Critical Health Content Areas

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Youth Risk Survey Results have identified the risk behaviors  that have the greatest effect on the short-term and long-term health of young people. Patterns of unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, and tobacco use are often established in childhood and adolescence, and are by far the leading causes of death among adults. Injury and violence, including suicide and alcohol-related traffic crashes, are the leading causes of death among youth. Each year approximately three million cases of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) occur among teenagers, and one in four Michigan high school students report having consumed five or more drinks in a row during the previous month. The CDC and the Michigan Model for Health Curriculum recommends that the following critical behavioral areas be emphasized in an effective health education program for high school


  1. 1)Learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices for yourself and to realize that your choices have an effect on those around you.
  2. 2)Develop and have a deep understanding of health related skills.
  3. 3)Become and educated consumer of health related products.
  4. 4)Health resources:Learn what resources are available to you regarding credible health information. Such as community health centers, websites, organizations, and health care providers.
  5. 5)Reflection:learn to reflect upon your life.Past, present, future.Gain an understanding of both internal and external influences on your life and overall health. 

Classroom Policies


Classroom Management:  Follows the school-wide PBS guidelines. (per student handbook) 1.  Warning.  2.  Student Written Reflection.  3.  Detention.  4.  Referral to the office.  

Attendance and Tardy Policy:  Per student handbook.  You must be in the classroom prior to the tardy bell or otherwise marked “tardy.”  If you are marked tardy or absent to this class, the office will automatically send an automated phone call home to your parents/guardians. 

Substitute Teacher Policy:  Be on your best behavior.  You are a reflection of your teacher and my expectations of you when I cannot be in the classroom.  Treat all substitutes and visitors with the upmost respect.  Issues with substitutes will be addressed with a phone call home and a TWO hour after school detention. 

Cell phone and electronic devices:  NO Cell phones.  NO Ipods.  Please turn off all electronic devices before entering the classroom.  Electronic devices seen or heard in this class will be confiscated and returned to the main office.  A parent or guardian will have to pick up the device at the end of the school day. 

Food or Drink:  No food or drink unless provided by the teacher or part of a class activity.

Grading Policy 

Your grade is calculated based upon:

70% Participation

20% Written exams/quizzes

10% Projects

All classroom activities, exams, and projects are graded on a point system.  Rubrics will be given prior to all graded projects and appropriate classroom activities.  Most assignments and activities are completed during class time.  However, some activities will be required as homework.   

Grading Scale:

90%-100% = A                      60%-69% = D

80%-89% = B                        59% below = E

70%-79% = C