Health program prepares graduates
PSD's health education program is based on teaching students the foundational learning skills of accessing information, analyzing influences, decision making, goal setting, interpersonal communication, self-management, and advocacy.
Elementary health learning outcomes
- Identify the major food groups and the benefits of eating a variety of foods.
- Explain how personal hygiene and cleanliness affect wellness.
- Demonstrate how to effectively communicate and cooperate with others.
- Identify the importance of respecting the personal space and boundaries of self and others
- Identify ways to be safe while playing.
- Demonstrate the ability to make and communicate appropriate food choices.
- Recognize basic childhood chronic diseases.
- Demonstrate interpersonal communication skills to support positive interactions with families, peers and others.
- Explain why bullying is harmful and how to respond appropriately.
- Identify ways to prevent injuries at home, in school, and in the community.
- Demonstrate the ability to set a goal in order to enhance personal nutrition.
- Identify positive behaviors that support healthy relationships.
- Demonstrate the ability to make good decisions and avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
- Demonstrate skills necessary to prevent a conflict from escalating to violence. Demonstrate basic first aid and safety procedures.
- Explain the structure, function, and major parts of the human reproductive system. (fifth grade)
Middle and high school health learning outcomes
- Evaluate the validity and reliability of information, products, and services to enhance healthy eating behaviors.
- Compare and contrast healthy and unhealthy family and peer relationships.
- Analyze how positive health behavior can benefit them throughout their lives.
- Understand internal and external factors that enhance mental and emotional health.
- Analyze factors that impact a person's decision to use or not use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
- Demonstrate ways to advocate for a positive, respectful school and community environment that supports pro-social behavior.
- Demonstrate ways to promote safety and prevent injuries.
- Understand the impact of healthy and unhealthy diets.
- Use a decision-making process to make healthy decisions about relationships and sexual health.
- Develop and maintain ongoing evaluation factors that impact health and modify lifestyle accordingly.
- Analyze the interrelationship of physical, mental, emotional and social health.
- Analyze the impact of individuals' use or non use of marijuana, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
- Identify the emotional and physical consequences of violence and find strategies to deal with, prevent and report them
- Advocate for changes in the home, school, or community that increase safety.