Welcome to the Medfield High School Wellness Department!
We love fitness, good food, a great challenge, and meaningful relationships!
The Wellness curriculum provides students the opportunity to focus on the development of their physical, mental and social well being. Many elements of social emotional learning are included at the core of our required courses. Our objectives parallel those of the CASEL Competencies Framework and our lessons provide students opportunities to demonstrate these essential life skills. Learning experiences will promote resiliency, positive attitudes, and behaviors that enhance the quality of life and maximize personal potential. Students will develop the skills to think critically, communicate effectively, and make health-enhancing decisions. Through physical activities, students will be able to implement a variety of personal fitness programs and demonstrate motor skill competency in lifetime activities. Medfield High School’s philosophy promotes regular physical activity as part of a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.
Students will demonstrate the ability to:
- Understand concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
- Analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on their health behaviors. (CASEL Framework - Social Awareness)
- Access valid information, products and services to enhance their health.
- Effectively use interpersonal communication skills to enhance their health and reduce their health risks. (CASEL Framework - Relationship skills)
- Use decision-making skills to enhance their health. (CASEL Framework - Responsible decision-making)
- Use goal setting skills to enhance their health. (CASEL Framework - Self management)
- Practice health-enhancing behaviors and reduce their health risks. (CASEL Framework - Self management)
- Advocate for their personal, family and community health.
- Demonstrate a degree of physical literacy enabling them to pursue a variety of healthful physical activities that can be enjoyed throughout their lifetime.