Mrs. Griffin's Teen Life Class

LaVergne Middle School

What is Teen Life?

Teen Life, formerly known as Home Economics, is a middle school course for students in grades 6-8. Teen Life explores components of healthy lifestyles, lifespan development, healthy relationships & communication, career exploration, resource management, and appropriate technology use. Students in Teen Life are learning life skills to help them grow into happy, successful adults.

About the Asitia program......

I have invited ASITIA to speak to my Teen Life classes. In an effort to comply with the state of Tennessee's requirement that abstinence be taught as a part of Family Life Curriculum, a trained Asitia volunteer will be presenting an abstinence only curriculum. It is a program that has had the support of Rutherford County Schools for more than 15 years.

Those at Asitia believe that saving sex until a committed faithful married relationship is the only way to protect against the emotional and physical problems that result from premarital sexual activity. Medical research shows that the only way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases is through abstinence. Teen pregnancy rates and STD prevalence can be stopped by teens learning about and understanding the importance of their sexuality.....and making wise choices. We understand that the subject matter is sensitive, and every effort is made to present the matter on grade-appropriate levels.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to talk to your student about this. When adolescents have a good relationship with their parents, they are more likely to remain abstinent or delay the onset of a sexual relationship.

Please feel free to contact Mrs. Griffin with questions regarding the Asitia program or go to the website for further information.

About Mrs. Griffin......

Welcome to Mrs. Griffin's Teen Life Class! This is my 2nd year teaching at LMS and my 12th year teaching. I taught Family and Consumer Science at the high school level for 10 years prior to my family moving to Rutherford County in 2014. I am a graduate of Cookeville High School and Tennessee Technological University. My husband and I recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, and we have two daughters- ages 21 and 17. I enjoy cooking, sewing, gardening, and spending time with my family. I have a passion for working teenagers and helping them learn the skills needed to be happy, successful adults one day.