For Wellness Department
The Westwood Wellness program is comprised of Health, Physical Education, and Life Skills. This program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve personal wellness. Students will learn the importance of having a well-balanced lifestyle in the following areas of personal wellness: social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational/leisure, and physical. Students will graduate with the tools they need to achieve a healthy balance throughout their lives.
Wellness Program Goals
The program goals are adapted from the Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework and the National Association of Sport and Physical Education
1. To teach students fundamental health concepts and skills that foster healthy habits and behaviors for the individual and others through sequential and coordinated teaching of health education at all levels: elementary, middle, and high school.
2. To teach students to use fundamental health concepts to assess risks, to consider potential consequences, and to make health-enhancing decisions.
3. To teach skills that assist students to understand and communicate health information clearly for self-management and health promotion.
4. To contribute to the capacity of students to work in a positive manner with families, school staff, peers, and community members to enhance personal health and create a safe and supportive environment where individual similarities and differences are acknowledged.
5. To strengthen the program through collaboration and partnership among all components of the coordinated school health program and other subjects.
A physically educatied person:
1. Demonstrates competency in many movement forms and proficiency in a few movement forms.
2. Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills.
3. Exhibits a physically active lifestyle.
4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of fitness.
5. Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings.
6. Demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings.
7. Understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.
1. Provide hands-on learning experiences with real-life applications that reinforce skills and concepts learned in other disciplines.
2. Provide teamwork and leadership skills necessary in the family, workplace and community.
3. Impart knowledge and skills to handle and use foods to meet nutrition and wellness needs of individuals and families across the life span.
4. Attain the skills to produce, maintain, alter or repair textile products and apparel.