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Posted: October 26, 2017

If you misssed class today, we discussed the impact of illegal synthetic drugs on the teenage brain and body.

Project: Personal Development and Career Planning


Each student will create a tri-fold pamphlet which showcases their knowledge and understanding of one of the following drugs on the teenage brain and body.


Your choices are Ecstasy,Ketamine, Meth, Cocaine and crack, Heroin, Marijuana (cannabis), Hash and Hash Oil


·                  Must include drug classification (depressant, stimulant, etc.)

·                  List physical effects & physiological effects

·                  Must include short-term & long-term effects

·                  Scientific name & Street names

·                  Medical use (if any)

·                  How it enters the body & different forms (example cocaine & crack cocaine)

·                  At least 3 different statistics

·                  Pictures, pictures, pictures!



This assignment is due Monday, October 30th, 2017

Due Date: 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Today we talked about Energy Drinks and how they impact your physical health. We also talked about how caffeine can increase anxiety.




Today in class we brainstormed ways to promote and maintain mental health.

If you missed period 4 or 5 your homework is attached. Today we discussed balancing school and our home life. We examined how we could be successful in school and still do the things we enjoy. The classwork/homework gives you an opportunity to see how much time you dedicate to certain activies. There are a 168 hours in a week!

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If you missed period 4 or 5 your homework is attached.You need to write positive ways to cope with these stressful situations.

Due Date: 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Today we talked about Coping Skills including Anger Management.  We identified how we currently cope with stress and what we can do differently.

Today we talked about Problem Solving in a variety of Social Situations. Students also worked in groups and completed an activity using Problem Solving techniques learned in class.


Today we talked about Support Systems and how they help your mental health. I also collected your Leisure Activity Project.

On October 4th and 5th we talked about Mental Health, including the difference between stress and anxiety.