• DHS H.O.P.E.

    Welcome to H.O.P.E. class at Dunnellon High. During the school year each student will explore a vast array of health –related topics and issues. It is my sincere wish to provide each student the opportunity to expand the level of factual health knowledge while facilitating their ability to make positive decisions about their future physical, emotional and social health.


    The H.O.P.E. is an educational program required by all students to graduate from high school. This program is designed to reduce potentially destructive behaviors that often occur during adolescence. Listed below are the concepts covered throughout health/ wellness portion of the H.O.P.E course.  The class is divided into two parts Personal Fitness Activities and Essential Health Concepts.



    Chapter 1 Understanding Your Health and Wellness                    

    Chapter 2 Risk Factors: Behavior, Genes, Environment



    Chapter 3 Nutrition   Chapter 4- Body Weight and Composition

    Chapter 5 Body Image



    Chapter 6 Physical Fitness

    Chapter 7 Sleep



    Chapter 9 Tobacco

    Chapter 10 Alcohol

    Chapter 11 Medications and Drugs



    Chapter 12 Infectious Diseases

    Chapter 13 Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS

    Chapter 14 Noncommunicable Diseases


    UNIT 6 Mental and Emotional Health and Wellness

    Chapter 15 Achieving Mental and Emotional Health

    Chapter 16 Managing Stress

    Chapter 17 Mental Illnesses



    Chapter 18 Healthy Family and Peer Relationships

    Chapter 19 Dealing with Conflict, Violence and Abuse

    Student Workbook—Choosing The Best Journey



    CH 20 Reproduction and Pregnancy


    Safety and First Aid-- Lesson 16 Basic Emergency and First Aid Preparedness   Lesson 17 CPR Shock and Choking       Lesson 20 Other Injuries—Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains, Head Injuries Eye injuries, Bruises

    Lesson 21 Extreme Weather First Aid Cold And Hot Weather Emergencies




    Notebook Divider Areas

    *Workbook Activities & Concept Mapping – Critical thinking activities and graphic organizers.

    * Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Study Skills & Main Ideas Focus activities.

    * Handouts – Worksheets, puzzles, labeling items and outlines.

    * Homework – Questionnaires, assessments or evaluation assignments that may required to  performed outside of regular classroom time.

    * Writing – Health Skills and Quick Write Activities-- Exit Slips Short Summaries etc….

    * Test/Quiz

    Helpful Hints of Notebook Organization


    1. One copy of the “Table of Contents” will be provided at the first of the year. Any additional copies will be your responsibility.  MAKE SURE YOU WRITE ON IT EVERYDAY WE GO INTO THE CLASSROOM.

    2. Make sure you record your assignments correctly on the “Table of Content’s” sheet. Do this right when you walk in the room. Check them off as you do them. The notebook will not be graded if the “TOC” handout is not completed correctly.

    3. All assignments should be completed and placed into the correct divider area ( any assignment left in notebook pockets will not be graded).  MAKE SURE YOU NUMBER YOUR ASSIGNMENTS FOR QUICK REFERENCE.

    4. The most recent assignment of that divider areas should be placed in front of the previous (old) assignments.

    5. The student must be responsible for making up missed assignments. One may view the “TOC” board (posted in the classroom) in order to check for completed or missed assignments. You will be allowed to stay in the classroom on block days to get caught up.

    6. When a “notebook check” takes place and your work is not ready, then it is considered “Late”. It’s now your responsibility to bring the “late” notebook to the classroom before school starts (9:10 – 9:25). “Late” notebooks will not be graded during classroom time.

    7. Each assignment should have a title and complete heading.    A Number on Top                                          

    8. Assignment # & divider are ( upper left)                   Name, date, period ( upper right)

    9. Keep your notebook in the classroom. If you lose it by taking it out or not having it on notebook check day, it is an ‘F’.

    10.) YOUR NOTEBOOK IS 35% OF YOUR GRADE. DO ALL ASSIGNMENTS. When you are absent make sure you make up the work



    Grading Policies & Class Rules of Physical Education


    35% - Physical participation/Social: effort, dressing out, attendance (absence article summary); social character traits (do you get along with your classmates and play by the rules).

    35% - Cognitive concept – Class work, Notebook, quizzes, tests, Writings

    30% - Movement competence (pacer effort, mile, ½ mile, relay running, etc…).

                                    ‘F’ for:

    • Not dressing out & not participating.

    • O.S.S – for every day you are suspended, you will receive a zero for the day. If work is given, it is due the first day you return.

    • Dress out but choose not to participate in the activity for the entire class period.

    • Refusing to run

    • Standing around and not moving during activities



      To earn back an ‘A’ (1 dress out grade) when you have an absence or advanced absentee. Use proper paragraph form to write a 1 page summary using the following resources:

    • sports article from a newspaper, magazine

    • sporting event on T.V ESPN.com

    • a DHS sporting event that you attended – football, volleyball, swimming, golf, softball, a school dance….

    • Short Summary 50 words on a Health related Topic


    Class Rules:

    • You must be dressed out in proper PE clothes to participate.

    • For safety reasons you must wear athletic footwear. No flip flops, boots, street/dress shoes, and no bare feet. Too dangerous.

    • Do not leave the gym without your coach’s permission, otherwise it is considered skipping or out of area referral.

    • Be on time for class (T.N.T. will be strictly enforced). Be in the gym and sit in your squads when whistle is blown.

    • No food or drinks allowed in the gym.

    • Do not bring cell phones, mp3 players, I pods, headphones, any other electronic devices, a book bag or purse to the gym. All valuable items should be locked up in your gym locker. Do not leave them on bench. Lock your Locker.

    • Adhere to all other school policies.


    Class Conduct:

    • Participate whistle to whistle.

    • Conduct yourself with respect as well with others by exhibiting good teamwork and sportsmanship.

    • Use proper language – no profanity.

    • No horseplay such as chasing, slapping or kicking other students. , kicking balls across gym, sitting on bleachers grabbing basketball rim etc…

    Class Materials & Uniform:

    • Shorts: black, red, grey -- represent your school colors

    • T-shirts: black, red, grey, white (no tank tops, wife-beaters or spaghetti strap tanks). P.E. clothing must adhere to the DHS dress code policy.

    • Socks: white is preferred for sanitary reasons.

    • Shoes: athletic shoes with closed toe and heal. No flip flops, boots, street/dress shoes, and no bare feet.

    • $5.00 locker fee is due by the end of the first week of class. You will not be allowed to participate or dress out until this fee is paid.

    Locker Room Conduct

    • When the tardy bell rings, students should be in the gym or locker room. Students will have 5 minutes to dress out & report to roll call in the gym. (T-N-T Policy)

    • If a student is not sitting down in their squad, they will receive a tardy. On the 3rd tardy a student will receive a detention.

    • Lock up your personal items, valuables and all other clothing. DHS coaches are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

    • Stealing, fighting and smoking in the locker room will not be tolerated.





    Ways to contact me or get class information:




    1. School phone at 465-6745

    2. School email:





    3. Through the DHS website https:\\www.dhs-tigers.com

    4. YOU CAN SEE ME IN ROOM 530 OR IN THE GYM.. Grading Policies & Class Rules of Physical Education Grading Policies & Class Rules of Physical Education