Fair Haven Middle School is a large school with students having diverse needs. The community of fair Haven is a close one and working together to promote positive outcomes is a common thread throughout our building. Collaboration is the only means for success in an environment such as this, where the population needs are so demanding. I further believe, that the more these topics are seen as a school and community wide concern the more likely there will be effective change for the students. The multidisciplinary approach designed in this curriculum is the beginning of that type of collaborative concern.
Along with necessity of value we must have practicality, whereupon the lessons designed for this purpose will focus on the issues that students face during middle childhood; more specifically the issues that are present within the students and families of Fair Haven. Providing the materials for students and families to make more informed healthy decisions and recognize the negative effects of poor nutrition will be the primary goal. I believe that the more physically and emotionally sound our students are the more likely they are to be academically successful. Designing a curriculum such as this, which helps to maintain a connection between the community, the families of our students and the school environment as a whole, will promote positive student achievement.