The district has adopted a powerful and bold suggested policy to combat childhood obesity. We strongly believe that the link between physical, emotional and social health influences and affects all academic learning. Thus, we have implemented a variety of programs and opportunities to instill the importance of regular exercise, conscience eating of fresh fruits and vegetables and educational- sound programs to address mental health issues. We must work jointly and in partnership to teach our students early in life that the choices they make will affect the quality of their future experiences. A few of the programs under the umbrella of the Wellness Policy are listed below:
The Running Club is a parent-led program that provides students with the opportunity to run, jog, walk and earn small token and rewards as they complete laps. This is offered usually two lunch periods per week. Again, this program communicates the importance of exercise and how having a healthy body impacts physical, mental and emotional health and ultimately overall academic and life success.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a national organization that supports young girls in forming positive body images, and teaches ways to support them as they approach young adolescence. This usually begins in the early part of each February and culminates in a local running event in May. This is a fee-based after-school program and space is limited.