Fifth Grade Puberty Program

  • Fifth grade can be a time for various physical changes as students approach adolescence. To help students understand the physiological changes taking place during the process of growing up, a classroom lesson is presented as part of the fifth-grade curriculum. The presentation is factual and stresses the naturalness of the changes that occur during puberty. The importance of personal hygiene, good nutrition, and the balance between exercise and rest is also stressed.

    By law, parents are able to have their children opt-out of the puberty presentation. Opting out of this aspect of the Health Education curriculum shall not be reason for disciplinary action or academic penalty (Illinois School Code 105ILCS 5/27-9.1). Parents who choose not to have their child attend the classroom puberty presentation must inform the school health office and complete an opt-out form.
       

    The District collaborates with Candor Health Education to bring developmentally appropriate health education to our students. We anticipate the same programs being offered to our students in the 2022-2023 School year.

    Parent Overview Session – 2021-2022

    An overview of the classroom presentations will be presented through a videotaped webinar session and accessible from February 16 through February 28, 2022.

     

     5TH Grade Live Virtual Puberty Classroom Presentations 2021-2022
     

    Beebe Elementary School

    March 8, 2022

    9:00 AM 

    Ellsworth Elementary School

    March 21, 2022

    11:00 AM 

    Elmwood Elementary School

    March 11, 2022

    1:00 PM 

    Highlands Elementary School

    March 8, 2022

    12:45 PM 

    Kingsley Elementary School

    March 24, 2022

    10:30 AM 

    Maplebrook Elementary School

    March 9, 2022

    10:45 AM 

    Meadow Glens Elementary School

    March 1, 2022

    12:45 PM 

    Mill Street Elementary School

    March 10, 2022

    9:00 AM

    Prairie Elementary School

    March 24, 2022

    9:30 AM

    Ranch View Elementary School

    March 24, 2022

    10:30 AM

    River Woods Elementary School

    March 24, 2022

    12:45 PM

    Scott Elementary School

    March 21, 2022

    11:00 AM

    Steeple Run Elementary School

    March 18, 2022

    12:00 PM

    Washington Junior High School

    March 9, 2022

    9:00 AM

     

    Human Reproduction & Embryology (formerly Life Begins) 2021-2022

    (All sessions are presented Live Virtual for parent/child)

     

    River Woods & Maplebrook

    April 5, 2022

    6:30PM - 8:00 PM

    Prairie & Kingsley

    April 19, 2022

    6:30PM - 8:00 PM

    Scott & Steeple Run

    April 12, 2022

    6:30PM - 8:00 PM

    Meadow Glens & Ellsworth

    April 14, 2022

    6:30PM - 8:00 PM

    Elmwood & Washington

    April 11, 2022

    6:30PM - 8:00 PM

    Highlands & Beebe

    April 13, 2022

    6:30PM - 8:00 PM

    Mill Street & Ranch View

    April 18, 2022

    6:30PM - 8:00 PM