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Health Curriculum

Our WJHS health curriculum is based on state and national standards as well as educational laws and best practices in health education.  We have a comprehensive and age-appropriate curriculum that includes the topics listed below.  Please reach out (kiefnerd@wilmette39.org) with any questions or concerns about the curriculum at the beginning of your child's health rotation.

These topics will be covered in 7th Grade Health:

Mental/Emotional Health
including Stress, Eating Disorders, Depression, and Suicide
Violence/Abuse Prevention and Kindness
Alcohol Education
Intro to Infectious Disease

These topics topics will be covered in 8th Grade Health:                        

Seven Dimensions of Wellness               Reproductive Wellness

Goal Setting (if time allows)                     (includes abstinence, contraception, and STIs)

Noninfectious Disease                              Healthy Relationships and Dating Violence

Drug Education and Peer Pressure         Depression and Suicide Warning Signs

Here is a link to the Illinois State Standards for Health.


Students will participate in class discussions, complete homework, work on projects, and complete assessments like they do in their other academic classes.  Grades will be posted in the parent portal, and parents or students should contact me as soon as they have questions or concerns about the posted grades.  Since this class only meets for seven weeks, so there is no formal midterm notification.