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10th Grade Health


Instructors' Names: Paul Arens/Jocelyn Berg

Room Number: 162                                                                          Phone Number: 320-982-7184 Arens

E-mail address:  paul.arens@milaca.k12.mn.us                                                        320-982-7183 Berg

                           jocelyn.berg@milaca.k12.mn.us                                                     320-982-7362 Health Rm.

Best time to contact:  7:15am - 8:00 am or 3:15-3:45 pm    


Course Description:

The intent of the Health Program is to help you make independent, informed decisions concerning your physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being.  It encourages you to discover your capabilities and responsibilities for attitudes and patterns of behavior that will promote a full and satisfying life.  During these units you will become aware of community health resources and will hear from a variety of speakers.


Units of Study*

•Understanding Health & Wellness                         •Nutrition

•Responsible Decision Making                                •Chemical Health

•Self-Esteem                                                                    - Tobacco, Drugs & Alcohol

•Stress Management                                                       - Addiction and Codependency

•Mental Health & Disorders                                      •Growth and Development

 -Coping with Loss and Grief                                                     - reproductive anatomy, organ function, hormones

 -Suicide Prevention                                                                                  - the birth process, birth control

 -Mental Health Professionals                                            •Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases                                                          

*Unit sequence may be adjusted due to  school related testing and/or events.


Grades are based on an accumulation of points throughout the quarter. Points are earned from daily work, tests, projects   research papers and/or other assessments.
60% = Assessments/Projects; 40% = Daily Work


        95-100% = A      77 - 79% = C+    60 - 62% = D-

        90 - 94% = A-     73 - 76% = C      59% & below = F

        87 - 89% = B+    70 - 72% = C-

        83 - 86% = B      67 - 69%= D+

        80 - 82% = B-     63 - 66%= D


We as teachers do NOT give grades, students EARN grades.

Make-Up Work:
It is your responsibility to obtain a white slip and make-up work if you have missed class and check on Google Classroom.  Seek help from your teacher before or after school NOT during class. Students will be given one week to turn in late assignments, after one week students will be given no credit for the missing assignment.


Material Needed For Class:

You are expected to bring your charged iPad, notebook, folder, pencil or pen to class every class period. Textbooks will remain in the room unless checked out with instructor.

Classroom Rules/Expectations
1. Be On Time. (Seated when the bell rings) 3 tardies = lunch detention

2. Be Prepared. (Have all required materials with you and ready to use)
3. Follow Teachers directions the first time they are given.
4. Respect your teacher and classmates in words and actions.
1st incident results in a student/teacher meeting to discuss behavior plan.

2nd incident results in parent contact and the development of a behavior plan.

3rd incident results in meeting with administration.

*   Behaviors that are safety issues may result in immediate removal from class.


Our School’s Anti-Bullying Rules

  1. We will not bully others.

  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.

  3. We will try to include students who are left out.

  4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.


Cell phones/Electronic Devices:
Cell phones and other electronic devices, besides school issued iPads, are NOT to be brought to Health class, unless directed by the teacher to do so.  Electronic devices are NEVER to be used in any locker rooms or restrooms.  Failure to comply with this procedure will result in confiscation of the device, in which case the student can pick the device up from the high school office at the end of the school day.

Attendance Policy:
In accordance with the district’s attendance policy, you will be allowed 7 absences because this class meets every other day.  After 7 absences, you will lose credit in this class. Please see your student handbook for further details.

Academic Integrity:
All students are expected to exhibit personal honesty in their work. Academic integrity allows each learner to be evaluated on his or her personal accomplishments and compete on an equal basis with all other students for their scholastic achievements. Unless explicitly announced otherwise by the instructor, students are expected to work alone on all assignments/quizzes/tests/projects. Students who act in an academically dishonest manner will receive no credit (zero) for any and all assignments that were not their own intellectual work. Academic dishonesty may also result in additional consequences, such as failure of the course.