School Health Curriculum Support

"Medical Minute" Health Curriculum

In collaboration with GHS Pediatric Residents, the School Health division has created a series of “Medical Minute” presentations that are intended to enhance weekly health lessons taught by 6th-8th grade Physical Education (PE) Teachers. Each “Medical Minute” gives a medical perspective of health topics that are being taught by PE teachers in the health classroom. A "Medical Minute" can be presented either by GHS Pediatric Resident physicians or in an online video format that teachers can access via the link below. Each “Medical Minute” presentation is a 15-20 minute mini-lesson designed to be embedded into the main lesson presented by the PE teacher making this a new, innovative partnership between teacher and physician.

For instance, a 6th grade class may learn about the health implications of sugary drinks from their PE teacher and then learn about diabetes from a GHS physician. While a 7th grade lesson on “Screen Time and Its Consequences” taught by a PE teacher could be accompanied by a “Medical Minute” about health effects of regular exercise presented by a doctor. An 8th grade lesson focusing on drug abuse is enhanced with a “Medical Minute” about nicotine addiction and your health.

Both students and physicians learn from each other through this unique partnership as health topics are presented to classes, and our GHS residents learn about school culture and adolescent health as part of an Adolescent Rotation.

This program is currently offered in four Greenville County Schools: Berea Middle School, Tanglewood Middle School, Lakeview Middle School, and Greenville Early College.

If you are interested in this program coming to your school, please reach out to Penny Bostain, special project coordinator, either by email at pbostain@ghs.org or phone at (864) 454-2102.

Click here for Medical Minute videos aligned with South Carolina State Standard

School Wellness Event Planner

Why host a wellness event? 

Healthy students learn better!  Healthy school environments promote student health!

  • Encourage kids to eat better
  • Encourage kids to be active every day
  • Encourage kids to involve family and community members

The purpose of this toolkit is to provide schools, families, and community members with information about hosting an effective and enjoyable Wellness Event specific to the target audience. 

Click here to learn more about best practices for hosting a wellness event