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IPS Seeks Community Input for New K-12 Health Education Curriculum

Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) is on the verge of a significant educational update — the adoption of a new Health Education textbook for the 2024 school year. This marks the first such update in over two decades, emphasizing the district’s commitment to comprehensive health education for all students.

Recognizing the vital role of health education in shaping the well-being of students, IPS aims to adopt a curriculum that covers both mental and physical health. This approach is geared towards equipping students with the necessary skills and habits to lead healthy, productive lives. The initiative underlines the importance of supportive and nurturing environments in helping children develop these critical skills.

IPS has identified potential resources for this curriculum and seeks input from educators, school professionals, parents, caregivers, and the community. The resources include:

  1. K-5 Quaver Ed: A comprehensive, nationally recognized curriculum adaptable to various settings, including classrooms and gymnasiums.
  2. G-W-Goodheart: Another comprehensive, nationally acclaimed curriculum focusing on skill-based education and hands-on experience.

Community feedback is vital for the success of this initiative. IPS encourages stakeholders to review these resources and share their insights and concerns via this feedback form by January 18, 2024.

For further information or to share additional feedback, please contact Kathy Langdon, District Coordinator for Physical Ed/ Health & Wellness, at langdonk@myips.org. Your participation is crucial in shaping a future where our students are healthier, more informed, and better equipped for life’s challenges.