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 from 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.
       

     
    Parent Overview Presentation
     
    The parent presentation is an opportunity to preview materials that will be used in the classroom and to have your questions answered without the fifth grade students present.
     

    Parent Overview

    January 16, 2019

    7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Mill Street Elementary

    January 22, 2019

    7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Meadow Glens Elementary

     

      

    Dates of Classroom Presentations

     

    Puberty changes will be discussed with fifth grade boys and girls on the dates listed below. Educators from Robert Crown will present both sessions.
     
     

    Date

    School

    Time

    February 5, 2019

    Beebe

     

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    February 5, 2019

    Mill Street

     

    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

    February 6, 2019

    Elmwood

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    February 6, 2019

    Ellsworth

    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m

    February 7, 2019

    Highlands

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    February 7, 2019

    Kingsley

    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    February 8, 2019

    Maplebrook

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    February 8, 2019

    Meadow Glens

    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    February 20, 2019

    Scott

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    February 20, 2019

    Steeple Run

    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    February 19, 2019

    Ranch View

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    February 19, 2019

    Prairie

    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    February 21, 2019

    River Woods

    9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    February 21, 2019

    Washington

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

     

     

    Life Begins Sessions

    (Students & Parents)

     

    March 4, 2019

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    River Woods & Meadow Glens

    NCHS – Little Theater

    March 7, 2019

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    Mill Street & Ellsworth

    NCHS – Little Theater

    March 12, 2019

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    Kingsley & Scott

    NCHS – Little Theater

    March 14, 2019

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    Ranch View & Beebe

    NCHS – Little Theater

    March 18, 2019

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    Prairie & Highlands

    NCHS – Little Theater

    March 19, 2019

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    Steeple, Washington

    NCHS – Little Theater

    March 21, 2019

    6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

    Maplebrook & Elmwood

    KJHS – Multi Purpose Rm