October 5, 2022

Hello AHS 9th Grade Students and Parents,

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing health and wellness education for our students, we will offer sexual/relationship health education to all of our 9th grade students this semester. Erin Skyles (LSW, AHS school counselor) and Lynn Joselyn, PA-C (UnHushed Advisory Medical Board Member, AHS alumni parent) will be co-facilitating the evidence-informed curriculum, UnHushed, on Wednesday mornings for 2-hour blocks of time (for a total of 12 hours of curriculum) on October 12 and 26 and November 2, 9, 16 and 30. You can read more about the UnHushed curriculum here. Our plan to offer this educational program seems particularly timely considering yesterday’s student-led walkout; it had already been in the works and is something we offer every year for our 9th grade students.

UnHushed is a medically accurate, comprehensive, trauma-informed human sexuality curriculum. This curriculum is designed to support the needs of today’s youth as they consider the influences of sex and sexuality through themselves, their peers and the larger world. UnHushed is inclusive and gives students an in-depth array of sexual health topics that will support ongoing healthy relationships. Lesson topics will cover areas such as: Identity and Values, Healthy Relationships, Sexuality and the Media and Sexual Health.

Most teens report that, even when they receive comprehensive sexual education in their school, the biggest influence in their sexual decision making is their parents or guardians. For more resources on how to talk to your youth about sexual health, check out these websites:

Please contact Erin Skyles at [email protected] or (970) 247-2474 x2337 if you would like to opt your student out of this program, receive more information or ask any follow up questions. 

Upcoming Events

AHS Mountain Bike Race: Sun. 10/9 in Nathrop

TWIGS Parent/Guardian Coffee: Mon. 10/10, 8:30am at AHS

TWIGS Talk: Tues. 10/11 6pm at AHS

PSAT/NMSQT (11th grade): Wed. 10/12, 8:30am-12:00pm at AHS

Development Committee: Thurs. 10/13, 1pm

Fall Break (no classes): Fri. 10/14

Professional Development Day (no classes): Mon. 10/17

2nd Quarter XBlock Classes Begin: Wed. 10/19

Student-Led Conferences (9th through 11th grade): Thurs. 10/20, 4-6pm

AHS Board Meeting: Thurs. 10/20, 5:30pm

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