Welcome to Coach Burkes’ Health Class!
I will be your Health teacher this year. I am looking forward to teaching you the importance of being physically, mentally, and socially healthy. I will teach you how to maintain a life long ability to remain healthy.
This is a 9 weeks course, where we will discuss various topics and there influences on your overall health and wellness.
My name is Jason Burkes and this is my first year at DeSoto Central High School. I have been teaching and coaching for the past 14 years. This year, I am teaching Health Education and also the assistant boys and girls basketball coach. I love what I do and have a passion for helping students reach their full potential. I look forward to working with the school, community, and parents to make this a great school year for all our students.
I’m married to my wife Angela Burkes, who is the counselor at Olive Branch High School. We have four children. Taylor (14) she attends DCMS, McKenzie (10) and twins Jason Jr (9) and Jordyn (9), who all attend Pleasant Hill Elementary. I received my bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Mississippi State University and my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University. We are all excited to be a part of the Jag Family.
4th 9 Weeks Health Class
This 4th 9 weeks will be a process that most teachers/students will be navigating for the first time. We ask that all parents and students bare with us during this difficult time in our country. With that being said, I would like to provide some information for all those enrolled my 4th 9 weeks Health Education class. This is a learning process, but students and/or parents will be required to sign up for Remind101 for this class as well as students signing up for Microsoft Team Health Class. Login information will be listed below for the various programs we will be using this 9 weeks. Assignments and updates will be added to my website daily/weekly. Please email if you have any questions or concerns.
**** I NEED EVERY STUDENT TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR SPECIFIC CLASS (1ST BLOCK OR 2ND BLOCK) REMIND GROUP LISTED BELOW.
*** YOU WILL EVENTUALLY NEED TO SIGN UP FOR OUR MICROSOFT TEAMS GROUP. THAT INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED THIS WEEK. YOU MUST KNOW AND BE ABLE TO LOG IN WITH YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL ADDRESS TO JOIN MICROSOFT TEAMS.
*** IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR SCHOOL EMAIL, YOU NEED TO VISIT THE LINK LISTED BELOW AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS THERE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTION PLEASE EMAIL ME!