Teen Living

Teen Living


Room: Sewing Room / Portable 1B

Miss Kate King


This course helps students understand and cope with personal, family and social challenges.  Emphasis is placed on communication, decision-making skills and building stable relationships with family and peers.  This course enables students to implement positive coping mechanisms and promotes understanding of self.  It addresses issues that impact teenagers:  self-concept, family and peer relationships, substance abuse, personal loss, dating sexual responsibility, sexually transmitted infections, teenage pregnancy and child abuse.  Emphasis is placed on students taking personal responsibility for life.   To review the State Standards for this course, please visit:


Class Expectations/Rules:


Be a Snow Leopard on the P.R.O.W.L.


  1. Follow directions the first time given
  2. Be respectful of all people, property, and self
  3. Be accountable for your actions
  4. Stay in your seat always, unless give permission to leave
  5. Come to class prepared to learn
  6. Follow all South Jordan Middle School Policies
  7. No gum, food, or beverages in class

Required Materials / Supplies:

Each student is required to have:

  • Pen or pencil
  • Teen Living folder
  1. 1 Spiral notebook
  • Access/resources to research current events for some assignments — internet or newspaper/magazine.


Making up work: Whenever you are absent you will miss something. It is your responsibility to find out what you missed and what you need to do to make up the work. We will be doing a lot of class discussion and group work so it is very important to be in class everyday. Do everything you can so that you don’t have to miss class.


Late work: Late work will always be accepted but for half credit. Talk to me about individual situations to see what arrangements can be made.


Permission to Participate in Discussion on HIV/AIDS & STIs:

With parents’ permission, students in Teen Living will participate in a discussion related to HIV/AIDS & Sexually Transmitted Infections.  For this reason a form is required by state law and the Utah State Board of Education.  Please read the attached form carefully, select your option (note: HIV/AIDS & STIs are the checked boxes for Teen Living class only), sign, and return to the teacher by the end of the first week of class.

Video Approval

This class may have the opportunity to view videos and video clips that relate directly to the state approved curriculum.  By signing the school-wide course disclosure, you give your student permission to view:

No One Would Tell    *This movie discusses issues related to dating violence.

Sex Still has a Price Tag *This movie discusses the multiple consequences of being sexually active. The topics covered are included in the HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections permission slip.

State Skills Exam:

Students must be in class to take the State Skills Exam and receive a State Skills Certificate in Teen Livng by scoring 80% or above.  The test will be held on January 20, 2016. Students will prepare for the test throughout the semester as well as take a few practice tests before taking the actual exam on the computer.  A student must let me know ahead of time if he or she is going to be gone that day so other arrangements can be made.

If you have any questions throughout the semester, please feel free to contact me; the best way to reach me is by email. I look forward to working with you this semester! Thank you!


Miss Kate King







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