• Health 8

    All 8th grade students will take Health for one quarter. 
    This class includes homework, quizzes, tests and projects. 
    Students will need a 1" binder to stay organized for this class.
    Units of Study
     Chapter 9: Alcohol
    • Alcohol use and abuse
    • Nervous system
    • Alcohol use and teens
    • Alcohol use and society
    • Saying no to alcohol use

    Chapter 10: Drugs

    • Drug use and abuse
    • Types of drugs and their effects
    • Drug risk and teensStaying drug free

     Chapter 12: Changing & Growing

    • Changes during adolescence
    • Endocrine system – hormones
    • Male reproductive system
    • Female reproductive system
    • Heredity and human development
    • The life cycle

    Chapter 13: Communicable Diseases

    • What are communicable diseases?
    • The immune system
    • Common communicable diseases
    • Preventing the spread of disease
    • Sexually transmitted diseases
    • HIV/AIDS

    Chapter 14: Noncommunicable Diseases

    • Allergies and asthma
    •  Heart disease
    • Cancer
    • Diabetes and arthritis


    Grading Policy

    25% classwork

    • all work is done during class time

    • students can stay 10th period with me to make up work due to absences

    25% tests

    • final exam

    20% quiz

    • there is a quiz for each unit of study

    30% attitude, effort, participation, prepared

    • be prepared for class with Health binder

    • participate in class discussion

    • keep an organized notebook

    • complete assignments on time and to the best of your ability

    • come to class with a positive attitude

    Extra Help

    Students are welcome to stay 10th period to complete homework or get extra help any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.