Welcome to Health Education
Welcome,I am excited to be at Colony this year, Go Knights! I teach health, and I'm excited to share my knowledge with students that will contribute to a healthy body, a healthy mind, which in turn creates a happy human! I have been teaching for seventeen years. I grew up in North Pole, AK and then migrated south after college. I have been teaching in the Valley for 11 years now, all at Teeland, plus 6 years in Anchorage. This is my first year at Colony and I am looking forward to an exciting year.I have high expectations for my students and require them to come prepared and ready to learn. My main goal is to help prepare my students for ninth grade health and biology. One of my favorite quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson states, "nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." I'll bring the enthusiasm, and hopefully, pass it on to the students in my class!
I am looking forward to getting to know the students. If there is anything you might have a question or concern about, please do not hesitate to contact me!Mr. Alaniva (Mr. A)Health TeacherCMS Girls Varsity Basketball CoachCHS Girls Asst Basketball Coachchad.firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone number: (907) 761-1523
The mission of the Mat-Su Borough School District is to “prepare all students for success.” In order to be successful, students must be safe. Providing all students with information and skills on how to protect themselves and seek help from abusive situations keeps students emotionally and physically safe.
To increase awareness and reduce the prevalence of sexual violence, Alaska has passed legislation called the Alaska Safe Children’s Act or Erin’s and Bree’s Law.
AS 14.30.355 (Erin’s Law) requires that the governing body of each school district adopt and implement a policy, establish a training program for employees and students, and provide parental notices relating to sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention for students enrolled in grades kindergarten through twelve.
AS 14.30.356 (Bree’s Law) requires that the governing body of each school district adopt and implement a policy, establish a training program for employees and students, and provide parental notices relating to dating violence and abuse in grades seven through twelve. A training program adopted under this section must emphasize prevention and awareness
In 2015, the Alaska Office of Children’s Services investigated 1,272 reports of sexual abuse of children perpetrated by members of the immediate or extended family.
In 2015, 1 in 10 high school students had been physically abused by their dating partner and 1 in 10 had been sexually abused by their dating partner. (Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey)
MSBSD’s health curriculum addresses age appropriate personal safety lessons in grades Kindergarten through ninth grade. In implementing the new laws, all grade levels will receive lessons on sexual abuse awareness and prevention. In addition, seventh through twelfth grade students will have lessons taught on healthy relationships, dating violence and prevention.