• The Wellness Department is pleased to offer a progressive and sequential education to Newton South students. This curriculum aligns with key learning objectives and state and national curriculum frameworks. The curriculum is designed to help students understand the Wellness and Community Building Models and their connection to the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies. Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life for the mind, body, and spirit. 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.

    All Newton South students are required to complete 15 credits (5 courses) in Wellness in order to graduate. 9th grade students are enrolled in two core Wellness classes. 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are required to complete one elective Wellness course each year, three total, to meet graduation requirements. The Wellness Department recommends that students take one class from three out of the following four categories: Adventure Leadership, Group Dynamics, Personal Fitness, and Stress Management. No student can take the same course a second time.

    9th Grade Core Requirements

    771QS Ninth-Grade Wellness 

    772QS Ninth-Grade Health

    10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Electives (must take 3, one each year)

    Adventure Leadership

    774QS Climbing the E.L.M. Tree

    775QS Expanding Horizons

    Group Dynamics

    776QS Play 4 Life

    777QS Around The World In 80 Days

    Personal Fitness

    778QS Healthy Heart

    779QS Well U

    502QS Sports Nutrition

    Stress Management

    780QS Brain Train

    781QS Yo-Co

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