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Wellness Essential Skills

Essential skills are the MINIMUM that we expect ALL students to leave wellness with.  The values we should be looking for in the essential skills are Endurance (they have value beyond this year), Leverage (They have value beyond this class), and Readiness (they will need this for school next year). The essential skills should be what we are teaching and assessing. We will go beyond these in our classrooms.

Wellness/Health
  • Students will be able to understand the difference between health and wellness.
  • Students will be able to understand how personal health choices will affect personal wellness and the wellness of others.
  • Students will be able to assess and evaluate health information, products and services which will improve a person’s ability to make healthy decisions and improve one’s quality of life.
  • Students will be able to recognize that decisions influence every aspect of a person’s life. How do effective decision making skills and goal setting influence healthier lifestyle choices?
  • Students will be able to understand why it is so difficult to become healthy and physically fit, why it is even harder to stay healthy and physically fit and how to set challenging fitness goals to stay committed to wellness.
  • Students will be able to utilize interpersonal communication skills that aide in developing and maintaining healthy personal relationships. 
Wellness/Physical Education
  • Students will be able to understand how movement concepts improve performance, how to make movement more interesting, fun and enjoyable and how use of movement influences others.
  • Students will be able to show personal and social responsibility during physical activity.
  • Students will understand the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle using different means and modalities.
  • Students will demonstrate and understand the importance of warm-up and cool down to prepare the body for activity and prevent injury.
  • Students will understand how to evaluate intensity level using target heart rate zones allowing for safe, progressive, efficient training.

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Hamilton Southeastern Schools, as a forward-thinking school district, provides excellence in education and opportunities to ensure the success of each and every student, to become a responsible citizen and to positively influence an ever-changing world community.

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