SPARK and Healthy & Wise

Spark Healthy and Wise Middle School Coordinated Health Program

SPARK and Healthy & Wise team-up for healthy kids !

About Healthy and Wise: The Healthy and Wise Middle School Coordinated Health Program offers a coordinated health approach that accommodates a school's schedule and provides teachers, students, and parents up-to-date health and fitness information every year.

Published in the traditional Healthy and Wise newspaper and online formats, the colorful, eight page publications feature an abundance of articles, stories, and activities for Middle School students and their families.

In addition, Healthy and Wise is coordinated with the SPARK Middle School Physical Education Program to provide districts even more physical education options and resources if they need them, and/or are already using a SPARK PE program.

About SPARK: The SPARK Middle School Physical Education Program (MSPE) offers comprehensive physical education lessons and resources and are referenced and correlated with the Healthy and Wise lesson plans and supplements.

SPARK MSPE is designed to encourage maximum participation during class time. SPARK offers instruction and practice in a realistic number of diverse skills and activities appropriate for 6th-8th grade students.

Together, a Coordinated Approach: SPARK may be used as a coordinated component of the Healthy and Wise Strength, Conditioning, and Wellness Guide, or as the primary physical education program.

SPARK is coordinated with the Healthy and Wise components and ensures that physical activity is a priority and emphasis in all Eight Components of Coordinated Health.

Grade Levels and Pacing Options:

The Healthy and Wise Middle School Coordinated Health Program allows schools flexibility in organizing instruction and accommodates all instructional formats, schedules, and settings.

Healthy and Wise Monthly Curriculum (K-6) with weekly PE lesson plans. This program is already approved by the Texas Education Agency as a coordinated health option.

Healthy and Wise Middle School Coordinated Health Program:

6th Grade (PDF) Healthy and Wise Middle School Coordinated Health Program (*Includes Coordinated Elements with SPARK Middle School PE)

7th Grade (PDF) Healthy and Wise Middle School Coordinated Health Program (*Includes Coordinated Elements with SPARK Middle School PE)

8th Grade (PDF) Healthy and Wise Middle School Coordinated Health Program (*Includes Coordinated Elements with SPARK Middle School PE)

*The Healthy and Wise monthly issues offer 6th, 7th and 8th grade activities in the instructional guides and should be used with the Healthy and Wise Coordinated Physical Education Guide to continuously teach and reinforce current health concepts, topics, and observances.