Updated for the 2018-2019

Wells High School Mission Statement 
"Our mission is to empower all students through individualized instruction to become literate critical thinkers 
and problem solvers committed to civic engagement".




Health courses- Nancy Cotty
 Decisions In Health course-  This course is a required course for all students in the state of Maine.  It is scheduled as a sophomore class.  Students will learn how to make informed decisions about their personal health by learning information from the 10 mandated areas of health.  This course material is aligned with the Maine State Learning Results. The units that will be covered are as follows:  personal health and decision-making, mental and emotional health, substance awareness, disease prevention, healthy relationships, nutrition, growth and development, personal safety,community and environmental health.
                                                  Vision of the Graduate components addressed through this course.
Knowing-1. Demonstrate proficiency in academic subject areas.
4. Identify problems,explore resolutions and design solutions.
Doing- 1. Engage in opportunities for social, academic  and civic growth.
2.  Connect with people and resources to capitalize on learning experiences.
5.  Create a plan for post-secondary learning and life success.
Relating- 1. Collaborate with others to solve non-routine problems and novel tasks to elevate beyond what one would accomplish individually.
4.  Advocate for the well-being of self and others.

Nutrition and Health- This is an elective course.  Students will learn about necessary nutrients, healthy eating and recommended portion sizing, obesity issues, body image/self-esteem, healthy weight loss and weight gain, nutrition for athletes, nutritional deficiencies, disordered eating and local,organic and food safety.

CPR/First Aid- This is an elective course.  Students will learn about heart health, CPR skills including helping a choking victim for infants, children and adults, use of an AED, basic first aid skills and accident prevention. After demonstrating all necessary skills, students will be CPR /First Aid certified.
                                                Vision of the Graduate components addressed through this course.
Knowing-  4.  Identify problems, explore resolutions and design solutions.
Relating- 1. Collaborate with others to solve non-routine problems and novel tasks to elevate beyond what one would accomplish individually 
4. Advocate for the well-being  of self and others
5.  Influence the school and community through service and leadership
Stress Management Through Personal Health and Yoga- This is an elective course.  Students will learn what triggers their stress, the potential effects of stress on the mind and body and how to handle stress in healthy ways.  This class will combine stress management techniques with yoga practice.

 Current student grades can be found in Jupiter grades.

Classroom Cell Phone Policy- 
1.  Students will be asked to deposit their phones in the "Cotty Cell Hotel" in their assigned room.
2.  If a student refuses to check their phone into the hotel, it must stay in their pocket or backpack.  If a student takes it out, then a detention will be assigned by me and the student will then be requested to put the phone in the "Cotty Cell Hotel".
3.  If the student refuses to check the phone into the hotel (shoe organizer), then they will be sent to the office to see the assistant principal  and will likely be assigned an office detention in addition to the detention that was assigned from me.
Please discuss this policy with your child as we are attempting to  reduce the number of distractions for our students' learning. Thank you.


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Nancy Cotty,
Sep 12, 2018, 11:27 AM
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ncotty@wocsd.org Cotty,
Oct 8, 2015, 9:26 AM