Health Syllabus

 HEALTH / NUTRITION

2017-2018 COURSE SYLLABUS

Nathan Copher

                nathancopher@dcsok.org

TEXTBOOK:

Glencoe Health

Cost- $64.98
TEACHER WEB ADDRESS:

Go to the Deer Creek High School website (deercreekschools.org).  There is a link on the high school page that will take you to the teacher web.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This two-part course is designed for students who want some form of physical education and will be a combination of fitness activities and instruction in healthy lifestyles. Students will be asked to evaluate their own fitness and wellness habits.

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

The course objective will be to gain an overall understanding of a healthy lifestyle and to be able to apply it to his/her daily life skills.

COURSE OF STUDY:

Health/Nutrition is a semester course focusing on taking charge of three main areas of health (Physical Health, Social Health and Mental/Emotional Health). This Triangle of health will be explored to help the student better understand and balance his/her lifestyle.  This course will encourage the student to continue using this information and produce healthy life style for the future.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:

All students have different learning styles.  A variety of methods will be used to insure that the atmosphere is conducive to learning.

CLASS RULES AND PROCEDURES:

School policies will apply at all times. Cell phones and all other electronic devices need to be turned off and not seen during class time.  The only rule that applies in this classroom is the Golden Rule:  “Treat others as you would want to be treated”.

GRADING PROCEDURES:

Grades will be a total of tests 30%, daily assignment 50% and projects 10%. The semester test will count as 10% of your semester grade (district policy). Late work will be accepted at 50% maximum credit for a limited time.

EXTRA CREDIT:

Some extra credit will be available.  It will be announced ahead of time for all students to have an opportunity.

CLASS ITEMS:

Pencil, Pen, Notebook (Composition Notebook), Open Mind, Enthusiasm for Participation is imperative for this class. Workout gear (shorts, t-shirt, gym shoes) Instructor will let you know when needed. Also if students can bring Kleenex or school supplies that would be greatly appreciated.  These items will be used all year.

LATE WORK:

Late work will only be accepted under exceptional circumstances and will only be awarded 50% credit.  Also, it will only be accepted until we have tested on the subject matter.

ACADEMIC HONOR CODE

In order to sustain a community of trust in which students and teachers can work together to develop their educational potential and goals, ethical standards of honesty are expected so that all students may compete fairly in the classroom to earn their academic standing through their own efforts. Violations of the honor code include lying, cheating, or stealing. Acts of cheating are defined as follows:

1. Willfully copying or allowing class assignments to be copied.

2.    Falsely presenting other’s work as his/her own work.

3. Using notes or any other prompts to assist in answering test questions, unless allowed by the teacher.

4. Acquiring answers to test questions or homework by looking at any other students’ papers.

5. Being informed, or informing verbally or otherwise, of test questions or answers either during or prior to the testing situation, as well as answers to homework assignments for which you are given.

6. Plagiarizing someone else’s words or ideas.

7. Use of on-line resources to assist with homework, class assignments, quizzes, or tests is prohibited unless approved and allowed by the teacher.

A student who has been found to have violated the community of trust as expressed in the honor code will receive no credit (a zero) for the assignment on which the violation occurred, and his/her parent will be informed. Any student violating the academic honor code will lose semester test exemption status in all classes and recommendation for denial or dismissal from National Honor Society. Additional consequences may be added at the discretion of school personnel.

 CLASSROOM WISH LIST:

If you happen to be at the store and are feeling extra generous, I could always use the following items in my classroom:

  1. Scotch tape
  2. Staples
  3. Pens
  4. Pencils
  5. Expo Markers (any color)
  6. Sharpies
  7. Crayola Markers
  8. Colored Pencils 
  9. Glue Sticks 
  10. Hand sanitizer
  11. Kleenexes 

 

 

PARENT/STUDENT AGREEMENT 

 

I have read the syllabus for HEALTH/NUTRITION, and understand all the is expected of me for the class.

 
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