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Wellness contributes significantly to the comprehensive education of the whole child. There is strong connection between successful learning and child health. Healthier children are happier, face fewer impediments to learning, and overcome challenges to learn more easily. The following components are part of a recognized Comprehensive School Health Program and part of the educational program in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District.

School Health Program  


Wellness Curriculum

Course Sequencing & Content Descriptions Grades K-9Course Sequencing & Content Descriptions Grades 9-12Course Textbooks Lists

Course Sequencing & Content Descriptions Grades K-9

Health/PE K-9

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Course Sequencing & Content Descriptions Grades 9-12

Health/PE 9-12  


Links to High School Course Content Descriptions:

Wellness IWeight Training ICareers in Health
Wellness IIWeight Training IIHealthful Living
PBC Personal WellnessPersonal FitnessIntro to Anatomy & Physiology
PBC Wellness - NiaSpeed & ConditioningChild Development
Dance ILife Sports
Dance IIAdvanced Physical Education
Outdoor EducationAdaptive PE


Documents reflect the approved district course descriptions; however, actual course content and timeline may vary based on teacher and class needs. Course selection and sequencing may vary based on teacher recommendation and student interest. Not all courses may be offered every year.

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Wellness Instruction

Guiding Principles

Instruction Related DocumentsInternet Resources

Guiding Principles

  • Educating the Whole Child
    Educational excellence in the traditional content areas is not sufficient to ensure success. There is a strong link of interdependence between child health and productive learning.

  • Health-Literate Children
    Dispensing health information is not health education. The focus is on helping children gather and understand credible health information; and then use this information to make decisions about their own health, their families' health, and the health of their communities.

  • Parent Partnership
    Parents hold significant power to influence student choices about potentially risky behavior. Research indicates that parents with support from other parents and educators can do many things to influence the environment for their children, the attitudes their children develop, and the social norms in the school and community.

  • Active Participation
    Regular physical activity provides numerous health benefits. There is compelling reason to believe that helping children children learn to be active early in their lives will provide a foundation for lifetime physical activity.

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Instruction Related Documents

Oregon Department of Education Health Education Content Standards (Adopted October 2012)
Grades K-3
Grades 4-5
Grades 6-8
Grades 9-12 (High School)

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Internet Resources

  • Oregon Department of Education - Physical Education
    Includes information regarding and/or links to: standards, curriculum and instruction, assessment, professional organizations.

  • Oregon Department of Education - Health
    Includes information regarding and/or links to: standards, curriculum and instruction, assessment, professional organizations.

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD)
    AAHPERD is an alliance of six national associations (AAALF, AAHE, AALR, NAGWS, NASPE, NDE), six district associations, and a research consortium which support healthy lifestyles through high quality programs.

  • American School Health Association (ASHA)
    ASHA, a multidisciplinary organization of administrators, counselors, dentists, health educators, physical educators, school nurses and school physicians, advocates high-quality school health instruction, health services and a healthful school environment.

  • American Association for Health Education (AAHE)
    The American Association for Health Education serves health educators and other professionals who promote the health of all people. AAHE encourages, supports, and assists health professionals concerned with health promotion through education and other systematic strategies.

  • The Center for Health & Health Care in Schools (CHHCS)
    The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) is a nonpartisan policy and program resource center located at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. CHHCS was established to explore ways to strengthen the well being of children and youth through effective health programs and health care services in schools.

  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - Division of Adolescent & School Health
    CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) seeks to prevent the most serious health risk behaviors among children, adolescents and young adults.

  • National School Boards Association (NSBA) - School Health Programs
    The School Health Programs department supports NSBA's commitment to help school policymakers and educators make informed decisions about health issues affecting the academic achievement and healthy development of students and the effective operation of schools.

  • National Association for Sport & Physical Education (NASPE)
    NASPE is a nonprofit professional organization comprised of individuals engaged in the study of human movement and the delivery of sport and physical activity programs. Through its members as well as corporate and public partnerships, NASPE develops and supports quality sport and physical activity programs that promote healthy behaviors and individual well-being. Educating the American public about the importance of physical education for all children and youth is a primary focus.

  • PE Central
    Information for health and physical education teachers, parents, and students about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth.

  • President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sport
    The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is an advisory committee of volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services about physical activity, fitness, and sports in America. Through its programs and partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors, the Council serves as a catalyst to promote health, physical activity, fitness, and enjoyment for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities through participation in physical activity and sports.

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