Growth and Development classes underway

Ponca City Now - February 12, 2015 9:40 am

Growth & Development, Abstinence, HIV/AIDS and Safe Sex Education classes are underway for the Ponca City Public School District.

District nurses held a parent preview night for parents/guardians to review the materials last November.

All parents received a notice that included an opt-out opportunity. If parents DO NOT want their child to attend these classes, they MUST sign the opt-out form or send a written note with the parent’s signature to the school office or the student’s team teacher. Any student who has opted out of the sessions will be provided an alternative education package at that time.

4th & 5th Grade Parents – Growth and Development and HIV/AIDS Education

Classroom sessions will take place at all elementary schools on the dates below. Classroom sessions will be separated by gender for these discussions.

The 4th grade classroom sessions will present and discuss puberty changes of the male and female. Fifth grade classroom sessions will review the changes of puberty and will introduce information relating to HIV and AIDS.

Objectives:

· To help the student gain an understanding of growth and development and HIV/AIDS

· Promote positive attitudes about the changes of puberty

· Identify the concepts of personal rights, decision making and understanding changes of puberty

· Identify and discuss HIV/AIDS

6th Grade Parents – Abstinence and HIV/AIDS Education
Classroom Sessions: March 25-27, 2015 – Mrs. Broome
May 4-6, 2015 – Mr. Cash & Mrs. Conner

A review of the male and female anatomy will be done by the science teachers prior to the three-day classroom presentation. Discussions of self-respect, goals and expectations, choices and consequences as they relate to abstinence and HIV/AIDS will be presented. Videos pertaining to sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS will also be viewed by the students. Additional immunization information regarding Meningitis and Tdap will be presented to this grade level as well.

Objectives:

· To help the student gain an understanding of abstinence and HIV/AIDS

· Promote positive attitudes about the changes of puberty

· Understand the choice of abstinence

· Identify the concepts of personal rights, decision making, and sexual responsibilities

· Identify sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS

7th Grade Parents – Abstinence and Safe Sex Education and HIV/AIDS Education
Classroom Sessions: January 12-16, 2015 – Mr. Webb
January 26-30, 2015 – Mrs. Walker
February 9-13, 2015 – Mrs. Grace

A review of the male and female anatomy will be done by the science teachers prior to the classroom presentations. Discussions of self-respect, goals and expectations, choices and consequences as they relate to abstinence, safe sex and HIV/AIDS will be presented. Videos pertaining to sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS will also be viewed by the students. Curriculum is provided from the Choosing the Best Path series, which is abstinence based curriculum, and Making Proud Choices, which is safe sex based curriculum. A combination of both curriculums will be provided to the student to assist them in understanding and making choices regarding their sexual responsibilities and the consequences that are available with those choices.

Objectives:

· To help the student gain an understanding of abstinence, safe sex, and HIV/AIDS

· Promote positive attitudes about the changes of puberty

· Understand the choices of abstinence and safe sex

· Identify the concepts of personal rights, decision making and sexual responsibilities

Identify sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS

 

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