Health Curriculum

The new health education TEKS will be effective on August 1, 2022, and will be implemented in classrooms beginning with the 2022–2023 school year. Currently, the new Health TEKS are in draft form and can be found in this document.

Quaver Health


Grades K-5 Quaver

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Bowie ISD will be implementing the ESTEEM curriculum beginning the 2022-2023 school year for grades 6-10. ESTEEM helps to improve student awareness of, and tendency toward, making healthy decisions. The more teens are aware of the dangers and consequences of risky behaviors, the more prepared they will be to avoid such situations. ESTEEM takes students on a journey to develop their goals and dreams. The ESTEEM curriculum adheres to 100% of the Health Texas Education Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and was created through the collaborative efforts of Texas educators, counselors, coaches, and nurses - as well as parents and teens.

All of our campus counselors, nurses, SROs, and teachers who will directly teach the subject matter have been trained in this program.

ESTEEM is a peer-reviewed curriculum that teaches the same core topics in an age-appropriate manner. According to the TEKS, each successive grade level increases in content depth, detail, and vocabulary word usage. Grades include 6th, 7th, 8th, and High School.

 Workbook A (taken home to parents/guardians after completion)

Lesson 1: Personal health- Eleven body systems

Lesson 2: Physical health and Hygiene-health literacy, communicable and non-communicable disease

Lesson 3: Healthy eating & physical activity- major nutrients, food label, physical basics

Lesson 4: Healthy eating, dietary choices, injury prevention, first aid, CPR

Lesson 5: Goals - career choices, internal/external factors, success sequence, distractions, overcoming

Lesson 6: Communication, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution steps, apology/timeout steps

Lesson 7: Mental health, brain development, depression, refusal skills, resiliency, personal boundaries

Lesson 8: Relationships, friends, dating, end unhealthy relationships, positive peer influence, bullying

Lesson 9: Substance/addiction, vaping, opioids, fentanyl, brain development, treatment, peer influence

 Workbook B Parent Permission form needed.

Lesson 10: Puberty, emotional/physical changes, brain/human/fetal development, reproduction

Lesson 11: Teen pregnancy, abstinence, STIs, emotional consequences, avoidance- benefits, family support

Lesson 12: Laws, abuse/reporting, gangs, weapons, trafficking, safety plan, family/dating violence

Lesson 13: Media influence, social media, sexting, pornography, cyberbullying, online trafficking

Lesson 14: Goals review, dating/marriage, benefits of waiting, success sequence, character contracts

The curriculum has 14 lessons. Click the following link for a look into the sample workbooks.

 For specific Grade-level Scope and Sequence with Lesson details, click here.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with your child's campus counselor or Lee Ann Farris, Assistant Superintendent, at 940-689-2869 for further information.

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