High School Health Teacher’s collaborate to improve curriculum

STAFF REPORT
Pictured in the photo from L to R: Jonathan Walker, Dutchtown; Brian Young, East Ascension; Darrell Marquette, Donaldsonville; Linda Lamendola, Coordinator of Student Services; Lisa Bacala Instructional Leadership Partner/Secondary Supervisor; Nathan Clophus, East Ascension; Josette Guillory, Student Services Facilitator; Troy Templet, St. Amant; Jonathan Ramsey, St. Amant; Patrick Hill, Dutchtown; Dennis Beaver, St. Amant; William Mitchell, Dutchtown.

Ascension Parish High School Health Teachers met on Oct. 9 to participate in a collaborative work session to align the High School Health Curriculum with the National Health Standards and the LifeSkills Training. 

LifeSkills Training is a program used in High School Health classes and is funded by a grant through Capital Area Human Services.  The LifeSkills Training Program is significant in giving adolescents skills and information that are needed to resist social influences to substances and other risky behavior.

Teachers also worked to incorporate the State and Federal mandates into the current curriculum.  Those mandates include Teen Dating Violence, Adoption as an Option, Sex Education, Gambling Prevention, CPR and AED.