Health MattersHealth Matters

Build a lifetime of healthy habits.

Inspire healthy lifestyle choices, skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will last a lifetime.

  • Promotes a holistic view of wellness by addressing physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well-being of students' health.
  • Provides a daily resource for students to use goal-setting and decision-making skills to improve healthy behaviors, as well as reflect, evaluate, and track progress and achievements.
  • Encourages family, community, and school involvement by equipping students with the knowledge needed to apply their learning of health-enhancing behaviors.

Health Matters - Primary School

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Monthly Themes/Calendar Pages

Each month, students are introduced to a new theme for coordinated school health. At the primary level, the planner helps students build awareness and vocabulary to create a healthy lifestyle early.

Consistent themes throughout grade levels allows schools and districts to build consistent messaging on a month-to-month basis.

Specifications

Code: HEMP-B8
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 144
Start Date: Aug. 4, 2014
End Date: July 5, 2015
Layout Format: Block

Health Matters - Elementary School

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Monthly Themes/Calendar Pages

Each month, students are introduced to a new theme for coordinated school health. Building on the concepts from the primary level, elementary students are taught to become more aware of how they can impact their own environment through the choices they make and examples they set for their peers.

Consistent themes throughout grade levels allows schools and districts to build consistent messaging on a month-to-month basis.

Specifications

Code: HEME-M8; HEME-B8
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 144
Start Date: Aug. 4, 2014
End Date: July 5, 2015
Layout Format: Matrix, Block

Health Matters - Middle School

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Monthly Themes/Calendar Pages

Each month, students are introduced to a new theme for coordinated school health. In middle school, the planner helps students understand how to build a support system with their friends. It challenges them to express themselves by being an advocate for physical activity.

Consistent themes throughout grade levels allows schools and districts to build consistent messaging on a month-to-month basis.

Specifications

Code: HEMM-M8; HEMM-B8
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 144
Start Date: Aug. 4, 2014
End Date: July 5, 2015
Layout Format: Matrix, Block

Health Matters - High School

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Monthly Themes/Calendar Pages

Each month, students are introduced to a new theme for coordinated school health. In middle school, the planner helps students understand how to build a support system with their friends. It challenges them to express themselves by being an advocate for physical activity.

Consistent themes throughout grade levels allows schools and districts to build consistent messaging on a month-to-month basis.

Specifications

Code: HEMH-B5; HEMH-M7
Size: 5" x 8"; 7" x 9"
Page Count: 152
Start Date: Aug. 4, 2014
End Date: July 5, 2015
Layout Format: Block; Matrix

Take a Closer Look

Increase academic achievement. Studies show that students who do better on fitness tests also do better on academic tests.


Supports coordinated school health programs. By creating a healthier school environment -- one that fosters healthy eating, physical activity and consistency -- the entire goal of healthy school initiatives is supported.


Reinforces the PE teacher's message. Because PE class time is limited, and student health is a priority of all educators, use this planner to reinforce physical activity and healthy eating on a daily basis by integrating it into all other subjects.


Action-oriented health and wellness. This planner helps students develop personal goals for physical activity and overall wellness. Then, it outlines an action plan for reaching those goals.


Supported with educator tools. To ensure our products are easy to use and provide the most impact possible, we provide extra resources that help educators integrate the program into the classroom. Learn more about our product support in the Online section above.

What's Included

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Product Support:

HealthMatters.schoolspecialty.com is a dedicated, robust password-protected resource. The website houses a variety of downloadable support items designed to help educators implement this program in their classroom. See the Online section above for details.

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Monthly Theme Pages:

Each new theme is introduced at the start of the month and then reinforced throughout the weekly pages. Healthy concepts set the tone for students to imagine a healthy lifestyle for themselves.

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Monthly Calendars:

Allowing students ample space to record and respond to provided content, this space also allows students to take an overview, month-by-month approach for the upcoming weeks. Goal outcomes can be outlined for better success.

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Weekly Calendars:

The weekly pages encourage at-home and community-wide involvement. Students can track healthy choices to keep their successes front and center.

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onTRAC® User Guide:

This two-page User Guide, coiled into the front the planner, introduces students to the how-to principles of planning. onTRAC® is an intuitive, flexible system that helps students organize tasks and priorities and, most importantly, manage their time. Learn more about onTRAC®

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Resource Pages:

Academic content and reference pages are provided within the planner.

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Cover:

Select a cover that matches the health theme of your planner or choose from our wide selection of free covers. View our extensive library of free covers.
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Online Educator Support Pieces


13/14 Product Support

HealthMatters.schoolspecialty.com Your planner for the 13/14 school year includes access to a dedicated, password-protected website, where you can download resources designed to elevate the program's effectiveness without adding more work for busy teachers. Visit today and start using these tools immediately, look for resources such as:

  • Lesson Plans
  • Family Newsletters
  • Resource Support Package

All of this support adds additional value and is here to help educators get the most from their planner program.


14/15 Product Support

The landscape, access, and resources will be updated for the 14/15 school year. Look forward to these exciting types of resources:

  • Teacher Lesson Plans
  • Family Involvement Resources
  • Templates & Black Line Masters
  • onTRAC for Planning: Think, Record, Act, Check

PLUS: This planner includes an Annotated Teacher Guide to help educators implement planners and the monthly themes into the classroom. Click the demo to see example Annoted Teacher Guide pages from our anti-bullying planner, Raising Respect. Click here for a more detailed overview of our 14/15 product support plans and updates as they become available throughout the year.

Make it Your Own

Planners are great tools for your students, but why not have them work a little harder for you. Customize them with your school's information, and use them as a continual communication piece between administrators, teachers and students.

School Handbook:

The most efficient and cost-effective way to communicate school policies, schedules and events is to add your important school information right into your planners. Learn more about school handbooks.

Handbook Resource Pages:

Add additional academic resources to your handbook. Choose from more than 100 resource pages. Our extensive library of helpful resource pages can assist students in a number of subject areas. View our complete library of resource pages.

Content Supplements:

Put a spotlight on important issues relevant to your school by choosing from our vast library of supplements. Advance school priorities with resources tied to current curriculum and standards, critical life skills, health and wellness, and more.

Cover:

Design your own cover that reflects school spirit, or choose from one of our templates that align with the goals you've established for you school. Incorporate your school name front and center, right on the cover!

Enhancements:

Add a few more features to make your planners truly inspiring to students. Planning stickers, pagefinders, trackable hall passes, planner tabs, student ID/CD/Home-School pouches, two-hole ruler attachments – choose the enhancements that raise the cool factor.