Health Education

2022-2023 High School Health Scope and Sequence

Health Education is a critical component of the overall education of all students in Northside ISD. In Northside ISD, Health Education is part of the Whole Child Development Department focused on fulfilling the mission that every day, in every classroom, every student grows in confidence, curiosity and capability.  

Northside ISD offers a quality health education program that provides learning opportunities that are meaningful, motivational and challenging. If you have any questions please contact Caitlin Bollier via email at, caitlin.bollier@nisd.net.

* Dates are subject to change or may vary among campuses. 

Health and Wellness - Making Healthy Decisions, Components of Health, Goal Setting

Aug 24 - Aug 29

Diseases and Disorders - Recognizing Diseases, Preventing and Treating Diseases, Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

Aug 30 - Sept 9

Nutrition and Physical Fitness - Healthy Diet, Body Image, Active for Life, Developing a Physical Fitness Plan

 

Sept 13 - Sept 22

Substance Use - Alcohol, Tobacco, Legal and Illegal Drugs, Over the Counter Medicine, Vaping

Sept 23 - Oct 5

CPR - Skills to deliver effective CPR

Oct 6 - Oct 12

Mental Health - Managing Stress, Self-Esteem, Expressing Emotions, Coping, Mental Illness, Suicide Prevention

 

Oct 13 - Oct 28

Anti-Victimization -  Prevention of Child Abuse, Family Violence, Dating Violence, and Sex Trafficking 

(Parent Permission Required)

Oct 31 - Nov 10

*Parent Permission Slip Sent Home  - Oct 3*

Protecting Your Health - Finding a Balance in Life and Online, First Aid

Nov 11 - Nov 17

Parenting and Paternity Awareness - Importance of Father Involvement, Value of Paternity Establishment, Child Support, Financial and Emotional Challenges, Benefits of Both Parents Being Involved

 

Nov 18 - Dec 1

Human Sexuality - Puberty, Reproduction, Risks of Sexual Activity, Abstinince, Refusal Skills

 (Parent Permission Required)

Dec 2 - Dec 12

*Parent Permission Slip Sent Home - Nov 7*

 

NISD High School Human Sexuality and Child Anti-Victimization 

Instructional Timeline and Resources

In accordance, and in compliance, with the Texas Education Code and Board Policy EHAA(LOCAL), Northside Independent School District provides human sexuality instruction and anti-victimization instruction as part of its curriculum in high school Health Education. The district is confident the information presented to students on this topic is age and grade-level appropriate; however parents have the right to view the curriculum and/or remove their child from this instruction. The opt-in consent form will be sent out by each campus. Information about the curriculum materials to support human sexuality and child anti-victimization instruction is included below along with the instructional timeline.  

*Date range may vary slightly based on campus, and are subject to change.*

Puberty and Human Sexuality

Level

Adopted Curriculum Resources 

available on campus for parental review

Dates Instruction Will Be Taught

High School Health Courses

Goodheart-Wilcox  High School Health Skills

Parenting and Paternity Awareness

Dec 2nd - Dec 12th

Anti-Victimization 

Level

Adopted Curriculum Resources 

available on campus for parental review

Dates Instruction Will Be Taught

High School Health

Goodheart-Wilcox  High School Health Skills

Oct 31st - Nov 11th

 

Goodheart-Wilcox Texas High School Health Skills curriculum materials will be utilized to support human reproduction/development and child anti- victimizations instruction in intermediate and high school health class. Educating students to develop healthy behaviors today can improve their overall health and contribute to patterns of wellness that will extend into adulthood. To help guide students along the path to healthy living, G-W assembled an award-winning author team to create the most current and comprehensive high school health program. Together, they developed a contemporary, student-focused, research-based approach to health education. Their expertise, combined with the input of Texas-based teachers and professionals, provides your students with relevant, age-appropriate resources—created especially for Texas! The full curriculum can be reviewed on your student’s campus.  For more information about Goodheart-Wilcox Texas High School Health Skills, or to view the parent purchase agreement, click here. 

To view Goodheart-Wilcox Texas High School Health Skills textbook you can visit their website at https://www.g-w.com/tx-health-skills-hs-2023.

 

From GW Publisher:

Parent requests to buy materials:

Per TEC. CH 28 Section 483.101, we are happy to help parents purchase a copy of the student materials for Texas Health.  We’ll request the student’s name and the district and campus where their student is taking the course.  We’ll connect with our ISD Health contacts for verification that the student is truly enrolled in the course at the ISD. 

Parents may place their purchase request via email or by calling G-W. 

G-W Customer Service

  • Phone: 800.323.0440
  • E-Mail: custserv@g-w.com

 

Parenting and Paternity Awareness

Parenting and Paternity Awareness (p.a.p.a.) is an evidence-based, educational curriculum designed for young adults. It teaches them the benefits of waiting to become a parent until after they have completed their education, started a career, and are in a stable, committed relationship.

The p.a.p.a. program is a way school districts can comply with state law requiring high-school health to include a parenting and paternity awareness curriculum.

The curriculum  focuses on:

  • The importance of father involvement
  • The value of paternity establishment
  • Legal realities of child support
  • Financial and emotional challenges of single parenting
  • Benefits of both parents being involved in a child's life
  • Healthy relationship skills
  • Relationship violence prevention

 

Consent: If we do not receive your signed consent on or before the instruction is scheduled to begin, or you indicate that you do not consent, your child will not receive human sexuality and/or anti-victimization instruction. Instead, your child will participate in an alternative instructional activity and will not be subject to disciplinary action, academic penalty or other sanction. If you believe the District has violated Texas Education Code Section 28.004(q-5), you may file a grievance complaint with the District pursuant to Board Policy FNG(Local).

Background Information

  • Original information for this Unit derived from NISD’s collaboration with the PTAs.
  • In 2005, Holt’s Life Time Health was adopted by NISD, supported by the NISD Health and PE Department.
  • In 2015, Sexuality and Responsibility Unit was enhanced and updated by the Health and PE Department.

Policy, TEKS and Guidelines

  • As per House Bill 1525, parents/guardians must give active consent to have their student participate. Parents/guardians have an option for their child to participate or to not participate in the Sexuality Education Unit.
  • Curriculum is abstinence focused – abstinence is primarily promoted as the best option to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy.
  • Condoms and various other contraceptives are introduced (TEK 115.32 7.I), but not brought into the classroom.
  • Teachers have been trained and provided with guidelines to appropriately and accurately answer common student generated questions.
  • Most questions asked by a student can be answered. Answers are based on medical definitions and medical accuracy.
  • Sensitivity needs to be observed when responding.
  • Teachers are not to give their opinions, be judgmental, nor self-disclose.

Sexuality Education Unit

This Unit consists of 5 lessons:

  1. Male and Female Reproductive System
  2. Pregnancy and Fetal Development
  3. Teen Pregnancy
  4. Risks of Adolescent Sexual Activity
  5. Methods of Protection

HIV/AIDS

  • A Health Educator from San Antonio AIDS Foundation may provide a presentation on HIV/AIDS.

Request for More Information

Please contact the Whole Child Department, Health Education Instructional Support Teacher:

 

2022-2023 Healthy Habits Scope and Sequence - 6th Grade

Healthy Habits is a semester course designed to empower 6th grade students to maintain and improve their health and wellness by developing skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary to improve quality of life. Students will learn the process of goal setting and decision making, as well as interpersonal communication, self-management, and self-advocacy. If you have any questions please contact Caitlin Bollier via email at, caitlin.bollier@nisd.net.

Dates are subject to change or may vary among campuses. 

Laying the Foundation - Explanation of Healthy Habits, Getting to Know You Activities, Setting Class Norms

 

Aug 22 - Aug 26

Life Skills - Making Healthy Decisions, Components of Health, Goal Setting

Aug 29 - Sept 2

Personal Hygiene - Taking Care of Your Body, Body Systems, Diseases and Conditions

Sept 6 - Sept 16

Injury Prevention and Safety - Finding a Balance in Life and Online, First Aid

Sept 19 - Sept 30

Social Health - Relationships, Communication, Conflict Resolution, 

Peer Pressure, Refusal Skills

 

Oct 3 - Oct 7

Nutrition and Physical Activity - Healthy Eating and Exercise, Creating Personal Fitness Plans

 

Oct 10 - Oct 19

Anti-Victimization - Prevention of Child Abuse, Family Violence, Dating Violence, and Sex Trafficking

 (Parent Permission Required)

 

Oct 20 - Oct 28

*Parent Permission Slip Sent Home - Oct 3rd*

Mental Health Awareness - Define Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Learn How to Manage it in a Healthy Way

 

Oct 31 - Nov 9

Substance Abuse Prevention & Awareness - Alcohol, Tobacco Legal and Illegal Drugs

Nov 10 - Dec 2

Human Sexuality - Adolescence and Puberty, Dating Relationships, Sexual Feelings and Behavior, Teenage Pregnancy and STIs (HIV ONLY)

(Parent Permission Required)

 

*If immediate questions contact: caitlin.bollier@nisd.net*

 

Dec 5 - Dec 9 

*Parent Permission Slip Sent Home - Nov 14*

 

NISD Middle School Human Sexuality and Child Anti-Victimization 

Instructional Timeline and Resources

In accordance, and in compliance, with the Texas Education Code and Board Policy EHAA(LOCAL), Northside Independent School District provides human sexuality instruction and child anti-victimization instruction as part of its curriculum in 6th grade Healthy Habits course. The district is confident the information presented to students on this topic is age and grade-level appropriate; however parents have the right to view the curriculum and/or remove their child from this instruction. The opt-in consent form will be sent out by each campus. Information about the curriculum materials to support human sexuality and child anti-victimization instruction is included below along with the instructional timeline. 

*Date range may vary slightly based on campus, and are subject to change.*

Puberty and Human Sexuality

Level

Adopted Curriculum Resources 

available on campus for parental review

Dates Instruction Will Be Taught

6th Grade

Goodheart-Wilcox Texas Middle School Health Skills

Dec 5th - Dec 9th

8th Grade PE/Athletics/Dance 

Goodheart-Wilcox Texas Middle School Health Skills

Last 9 Weeks of Spring Semester

Anti-Victimization 

Level

Adopted Curriculum Resources 

available on campus for parental review

Dates Instruction Will Be Taught

6th Grade

Goodheart-Wilcox Texas Middle School Health Skills

Oct 20th - Oct 28th

 

Goodheart-Wilcox Texas Middle School Health Skills curriculum materials will be utilized to support human reproduction/development and child anti-victimizations instruction in the middle school health course (Healthy Habits). Educating students to develop healthy behaviors today can improve their overall health and contribute to patterns of wellness that will extend into adulthood. To help guide students along the path to healthy living, G-W assembled an award-winning author team to create the most current and comprehensive high school health program. Together, they developed a contemporary, student-focused, research-based approach to health education. Their expertise, combined with the input of Texas-based teachers and professionals, provides your students with relevant, age-appropriate resources—created especially for Texas! The full curriculum can be reviewed on your student’s campus.  For more information about Goodheart-Wilcox Texas Middle School Health Skills, or to view the parent purchase agreement, please use the following information to contact them directly. 

To view Goodheart-Wilcox Texas Middle School Health Skills textbook you can visit their website at https://www.g-w.com/essential-health-skills-ms-2023.

 

From Goodheart-Wilcox Publisher:

Parent requests to buy materials:

Per TEC. CH 28 Section 483.101, we are happy to help parents purchase a copy of the student materials for Texas Health.  We’ll request the student’s name and the district and campus where their student is taking the course.  We’ll connect with our ISD Health contacts for verification that the student is truly enrolled in the course at the ISD. 

Parents may place their purchase request via email or by calling G-W. 

G-W Customer Service

  • Phone: 800.323.0440
  • E-Mail: custserv@g-w.com

 

Additional Ways to View Curriculum:

Each campus will house a copy of the 6th grade Healthy Habits Human Sexuality and Anti-Victimization curriculum units for parents to view. Parents may also view both curriculum units by visiting our NISD Health Education website: https://www.nisd.net/district/whole-child/health-education.

If a parent/guardian chooses to opt-out of the Human Sexuality or Anti-Victimization unit (or both) the child will not receive the specific units instruction. Instead, the child will participate in an alternative instructional activity provided in a separate location on campus, and will not be subject to disciplinary action, academic penalty or other sanction. 

 

If you have any questions please visit our district webpage:  www.nisd.net/district/whole-child/health-education or contact Caitlin Bollier, NISD Health Education Specialist at (210) 397-3567 or caitlin.bollier@nisd.net.   

A Journey with a mission!

The mission of Healthy Habits is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice healthy behaviors as well as to educate students how to recognize the influence of responsible decision-making on the quality of life.


Healthy Habits

  • Required semester course for all 6th grade students
  • Emphasis on Social & Emotional Learning
  • Project-Based
  • E-Journals

Healthy Habits: Topics

  1. Laying the Foundation - introduction to the course, expectations
  2. Life Skills - setting goals
  3. Social Health - relationships, refusal skills
  4. Personal Hygiene - taking care of your body
  5. Social Media - finding a balance in life
  6. Mental Health Awareness - what is mental health, how to deal with stress, anxiety and depression in a healthy way
  7. Substance Abuse - alcohol, legal/illegal drugs, refusal skills
  8. E-cigarettes - CATCH My Breath Youth Vaping Prevention Program

Healthy Habits: A SEL Foundation

Mindfulness Information Sheet

Defined by CASEL (casel.org)

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

5 Key Competencies: Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management, Relationship Skills, Responsible Decision-Making


And we're off on a journey to empower students with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice healthy behaviors!


Request for More Information

Please contact the Whole Child Department, Health Education Instructional Support Teacher: