Welcome to Health 101. We are going to have a good time and we are going to cover a lot or different topics. This class is unlike any other you will take in High School. This class will directly relate with your life. You may have taken health in grade school but you are all changing and are facing different situations. You will be learning a lot about yourselves. You will learn how to take care of yourself and manage yourself in different situations that I guarantee you will be faced with these upcoming years. You are all changing and maturing in new ways. Some changes are exciting and some are even a little scary. This class is designed to help you understand these changes and how to deal with them appropriately. This class is also designed to help you deal with new situations that will arise during these upcoming years. .Some topics you will know about and some you may have questions about. Due to the sensitivity of these subjects I will try myself and request that all of you to make the environment and discussions that come up comfortable for everyone even when they are not. Everyone has serious concerns and questions and no question will be treated as silly. We will all respect one another’s topics and concerns during class time. If for any reason you feel uncomfortable posing a concern with the whole class I will be here to answer any questions privately. I may have the answers your parents may not have. It may be easier to bring these concerns to me if you don’t feel comfortable asking them. Never be afraid to ask. This class is set up for your benefit. I am not here to preach to you guys on what you should or should not do. I am here to give you the facts that will be beneficial to you. It is better for you guys to be well informed when things come up.