• health triangle  Welcome to CRMS Health Education   my plate



    I am Ms. Casella your new Health Teacher. I am looking forward to a successful semester!

    If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at acasella@ercsd.org 


    Health is the condition of a person's body, mind and relationships.  Physical health is the condition of a person's body.  Mental Health is the condition of a person's mind and emotions.  Social health is the condition of a person's relationships. 

    It is the philosophy of the Chestnut Ridge Middle School Health Education Department to educate and empower students in health.  A positive holistic approach will help students to connect the effects of one area of health with their overall health and wellness. 

    Below I have highlighted concepts covered in the course by unit that align with New York State and National Health Education Standards (NHES).


    Þ    Health & Wellness

    - assessing health knowledge

    -healthy choices

    -social norms

    -personal health and behavior

    -goal setting

    NHES 1,2,16,7,8

    Þ    Stress Management

    - Stress management

    - depression

    - teen suicide

    NHES 1,4,5,7




    Þ    Emotions and Behavior

    - Self Image & Self Esteem

    - emotions


    -assertive, agressive, passive behaviors

    NHES 1,2,4,7

    Þ    Social and Anti-social Behaviors

    - healthy and hurtful relationships

    - conflict resolution

    -dating violence

    -anti-social behaviors

    NHES 2,4,7

    Þ    Communication

    -effective communication

    -active listening

    -refusal skills

    NHES 1,4,7



    Þ    Physical Activity & Nutrition

    - physical activity and fitness

    -dietary guidelines


    -nutrition facts label


    NHES 1,2,4,7,8

    Þ    Decision Making/Problem Solving

    -decision making

    -living with decisions

    -problem solving

    NHES 4,5,7




    Þ    Growth and Development


    -reproductive health

    -benefits of abstinence

    -gender roles and stereotypes

    -responsibility in relationships

    NHES 1,2,4,5,6,7

    Þ    Alcohol/Tobacco & Other Drugs

    - drug abuse and alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

    -signs of dependency

    - accessing valid information

    -external influences

    NHES 1,2,3,4,5,7,8



    Þ    Diseases and Disorders



    NHES 1,2,3,4,5,7