Mr. Dan Siriann (6th Grade Health Education)

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Hello.  My name is Dan Siriann and I teach 6th grade Health Education ​at Lincoln Middle School.  This is my 8th year at L.M.S.  Prior to teaching at Lincoln I taught at Auburn High School and Auburn Freshman Campus.  I have been employed with RPS since 2002 and have taught the following classes:  High School and Middle School Health Education, Middle School Medical Sciences, Middle School Language Arts, High School Advanced Placement Psychology and High School Leadership. My professional accomplishments are as follows:

  • Bachelor's Degree; Eastern Illinois University; 2000 (Psychology & Health Education)
  • Master's Degree; Illinois State University; 2002 (Health Education)
  • Endorsements: High School and Middle School Health, High School Psychology, Middle School Social Studies, Middle School Science, Middle School Language Arts, and English as a Second Language (E.S.L.)​
  • Successful completion of student teaching; Romeoville High School (2000)
  • Attended & completed requirements of Statewide Educator Training; Jacksonville, IL (2003)
  • Completed Advanced Placement Training; River Grove, IL (2004)
  • Completed Gifted Institute Training; Rockford, IL (2004)
  • Golden Apple Grant Recipient; Rockford, IL (2005)
  • Golden Apple Gra​nt Recipient; Rockford, IL (2006)
  • WREX Teacher of the Week; Rockford, IL (2014)
  • Gold​en Apple Tea​cher Nominee; Rockford, IL (2014)
  • Attended ​CPR Training​​​​ 
  • 2018-2019 Golden Apple Nominee​

​​​Mr. Siriann's ​2018 - 2019 Teaching Schedule

    Period 1:     Health Ed.

    Period 2:     Health Ed.

    Period 3:     Health Ed.

    Period 4:     Health Ed. 

    Period 5:     Planning

    Period 6:     ​Planning

    Period 7:     Health Ed.

 Contact Information

    Email:              Email is probably the best way to contact me!  


​    ​Phone:          815-229-2400 (leave a voice message please)


 What will my child learn in Health Class?

I. Health Promotion and Prevention of Illness

  • Analyze healthy and unhealthy behaviors. Health 1

II. Factors That Influence Health​

  • Identify social, emotional and economic effects of health problems on individuals and society. Health 2

 III. Human Body

  • ­Describe the basics of the reproductive, cardiovascular and digestive systems and how they can be maintained in good health (e.g. nutrition and exercise). Health 3
  • Describe the effects of healthy living on individuals and their future generations and community resources available (e.g. depression/suicide prevention, abstaining from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and proper nutrition). Health 4

 IV. Communication and Conflict Resolution

  •  Apply a decision-making process to an individual health concern. Health 5

 Which Illinois Learning and Common Core Standards will be addressed in Health Class?


ISBE Standard #Standard Defined


ILS 22-A


Explain the basic principles of health promotion, illness prevention, and safety including how to access valid information, products and services.


ILS 22-B



Explain the factors that influence health among individuals, groups, and communities.



ILS 22-C



Explain how the environment can affect health.


ILS 22-D



Advocate for the health of individuals, families and communities.



ILS 23-A


Demonstrate procedures for communicating in positive ways, resolving differences, and preventing conflict.


ILS 23-B


Apply decision-making skills related to the promotion and protection of individual, family, and community health.


ILS 23-C



Describe factors that affect growth and development.



ILS 23-D


Describe and explain the structures and functions of the brain and how they are impacted by different types of physical activity and levels of fitness.


ILS 24-A


Demonstrate procedures for communicating in positive ways, resolving differences, and preventing conflict.


ILS 24-B


Apply decision-making skills related to the promotion and protection of individual, family, and community health.


ILS 24-C




Students who meet the standard can demonstrate skills essential to enhancing health and avoiding dangerous situations.





Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.




Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context.




Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).




Health Education Related Links
1.       "Kids Health" Student Site
2.       "Kids Health" Parent Site
3.       "Kids Health" Teenager Site
4.       Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.)
5.       Centers for Disease Control
6.       National Institute of Drug Abuse (N.I.D.A.)
7.       National Institutes of Health
8.       World Health Organization
9.       Internet Safety​
10.     National Institute of Mental Health
11.    Winnebago County Illinois
         Health  Department
12.    Illinois Health Department
13.   National Health Education Standards
14.   Fox News: Health News
15.   CNN: Health News
16.   Yahoo: Health News
17.   WREX: Health News
WIFR: Health News
19.   WebMD
20.   New York Times: Health News





 What will my child learn in Medical Sciences class?

(Mr. Siriann is NOT teaching this class in 2018-2019)​

P. 26 of the above document states:

MEDICAL SCIENCE (09310) This is a semester course designed for students interested in the field of health care. Students will learn a core of knowledge and skills that are needed for many health career fields. Students will learn about safety, assessment (temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure), patient transport, personal care techniques, and various other general health care skills. Students will also do research in relation to medical science and careers associated with the discipline.




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