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Healthy bodies, healthy minds, healthy children!
Please visit my new landing page for Health Education!
Hello Parents and Students!

Welcome to the Health Education Web Page!

Welcome To Health Class!!!

(Also known as Life Skills)


* 5th Grade Growth and Development classes are being taught during students regular scheduled health classes.

* 6th Grade LEAD Program (Life skills, tobacco, drug and alcohol lessons) will begin the second half of the school year for 6th graders during their scheduled health class time. Sterling Bishop from the Dukes County Sheriffs Office will be our facilitator. Parent letters were mailed.

* Connect to End Violence from Martha's Vineyard Community Services will do one virtual lesson on respect, empathy and standing up for yourself for 5th and 6th grade. These are important lessons that tie into social skills and making choices for yourself. In 7th and 8th grade we cover gender stereotypes, different types of abuse, harassment and healthy versus unhealthy relationships. Parent letters were sent earlier this semester.




Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome back to school!!! I hope you had some time to relax and be with

families and friends this summer.  Health will look a little different this year.

In the past, I have met with students in K-8 all year, once a week. During this

school year, we will have a rotational schedule. I will meet with various

homeroom sections three times a week, for approximately 4 weeks in a row.

At the end of that four week period, I will have a new group of students to

teach and the children will move on to another unified arts teacher. I am

looking forward to seeing everyone again. As always, please contact me with

any questions. My current contact information is listed below as well as on

my new landing page.



Mrs. Costello



Health Education Overview


Our Health Education Program is taught in grades K-8!! We follow

the Massachusetts Health Education Curriculum Frameworks and

align all of our lessons with the National Health Education

Standards, which emphasizes skill based learning!! This fall all of

the Island Schools will be implementing the Michigan

Model Health Curriculum to students in grades K - 12!! It is

important to note that topics and information will always be

presented based on what is appropriate for their age level. Here are

the specific units and skills that the students will be learning.


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Health Units:

*Social and Emotional Health

*Nutrition and Physical Activity

* Safety

*Alcohol, Tobacco, E-Cigarettes and Drugs

*Personal Health and Wellness



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Specific Skills Covered:

Problem Solving                    Decision Making

Self Awareness                      Influences

Communication                     Responsibility

Goal Setting                           Injury Prevention

Advocacy                               Empathy

Respect/Manners                   Bullying Prevention

Accessing Resources              Recognizing Health Benefits

Self Management                   Refusal Skills



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I can be reached at 508-627-3316, ext. 165 or send an email  to Email is really the best way to contact me!! It's going to be a great year!!







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June 7, 2020
Health From Home - Grades K-3 - 6/8/20 - 6/19/20.pdf

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June 2, 2020
Health From Home - Grades 4-8 - Week of 6/1/20 - 6/11/20.pdf

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May 29, 2020
Growth & Development_Parent_Student_Newsletter.pdf

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May 22, 2020
Health From Home - Grades K-3 - Week of 5/25/20 - 6/5/20.pdf

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May 15, 2020
Health From Home - Grades 4-8 - Week of 5/18/20 - 5/29/20.pdf

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May 10, 2020
Health From Home - PDF - K-3 - Week of 5/11/20 - 5/22/20.pdf

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May 3, 2020
Health From Home - PDF - Grades 4-8 - Week of May 4, 2020.pdf

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April 26, 2020
Health From Home K-3 - PDF - Week of 4/27/20 - 5/8/20.pdf

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April 22, 2020
Health from home PDF - Grades 4-8 - Week of 4/20/20 .pdf

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April 17, 2020
Health From Home - K-3 - 4/13/20 - 4/24/20
K-3 Health Activities for the weeks of April 13-24, 2020 - Complete some or all of these activities with your family. Try to do two of these each week!
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April 13, 2020
Health from home - week of 4-13-20.pdf

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April 6, 2020
Week of April 6, 2020 - Health from Home.pdf

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March 30, 2020
Remote Educational Resources Week of 3-30-20.pdf

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March 23, 2020
Remote Educational Resources - week of 3-23-20.pdf

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