About Our District
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.
QuaverEd's latest online curriculum is Health and PE! Their curriculum meets 100% of the 2022 Health and PE TEKS. With an innovative approach to Health and PE instruction, QuaverEd's digital curriculum is standards-aligned and packed with extensive content.
You can check out more information on QuaverEd's website @ https://www.quavered.com/healthandpe
ESTEEM is an acronym for Encouraging Students To Embrace Excellent Marriage. 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.
All of our campus counselors, nurses, SROs, and teachers who will directly teach the subject matter have been trained in this program.
Each lesson topic is presented in an age appropriate manner with each successive grade level increasing in content depth and detail, vocabulary word usage, etc.
Lesson 1: Goal setting for improved academic outcomes / Career planning
Lesson 2: How to navigate positive and negative media influences
Lesson 3: Puberty and human development / True cost of teen pregnancy/ Understanding Fatherhood
Lesson 4: Explanation of the major STD's / Benefits of waiting / Character counts
Lesson 5: Legal consequences of cyberbullying, sexting, human trafficking / Child support / Family & criminal laws
Lesson 6: Dangers of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use / Brain development
Lesson 7: Peer pressure and refusal skills / Bullying / Depression, suicide, and self-harm
Lesson 8: Communication skills / Problem solving steps / Increasing emotional intelligence / Time-out steps
Lesson 9: Real friendships / Gangs and cliques / Dating standards / Renewed abstinence / Abusive relationships
Lesson 10: Reviewing goals / Self-discipline/ Having a growth mindset / True love, commitment, and healthy marriage
Please contact your child's campus counselor or Lee Ann Farris, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at 940-689-2869 for further information.