Entries by Melodie Griffin

Poker Walk to Unwind

Thanks to the Healthy School Team, teachers at Glenridge Middle School, had a chance to de-stress during the pressurized second half of the 2011-12 school year. The HST held a “Poker Walk” for staff the week of April 16 to give them a chance to de-stress while exercising and having fun. Staff walked laps along […]

Our Principal Runs with Us!

Dommerich Elementary School students and parents do a lot of running during the school year. The school has a running club, a field day and the annual Chiefs on the Run 5k race for the school and community. But runners really got revved up when Dommerich Principal Junella Kreil put on her athletic shoes to […]

Healthy Activities are Fun!

Brookshire Elementary HST Leader Randi Topps makes sure there are a variety of fitness opportunities for children at the school. During the 2011-12 school year, there were yoga classes, swim programs and a track club. The track club had 41participants, and one student completed more than 25 miles. The HST staffed a booth at the […]

Brain Trivia

Did you know the adult human brain consumes about 10 kcal/kg/hr or about 280-420 calories per day? That’s according to the Neuroscience for Kids Newsletter. So feed it well!

Curbing Bullying at Maitland Middle

Maitland Middle School’s Healthy School Team (HST), under the leadership of Randy Singer, set up Bully Prevention Boxes in the second half of the 2011-12 school year to help curb bullying issues. This project was a follow-up to the bully prevention lessons presented in December 2011. Three lockable mailboxes were placed outside the exterior restrooms […]

Getting Fit at Hungerford

Children at Hungerford—like those at most elementary schools—do a lot of jogging and running in P.E. classes. But for some—like those with childhood diseases that keep them in wheelchairs most of the day, or others carrying a lot of excess weight—it is nearly impossible to join in. That’s why Healthy School Team Leader (HST) Ricky […]

Nutrition to Zumba at Cheney

At Cheney Elementary, the Healthy School Team got help from an Orange County Public Schools dietician to host a science night for students during the 2011-12 school year. Students learned about the properties of matter and about acids and bases as they participated in experiments— including making glue out of milk using household products. They […]

Healthy Lifestyles at Audubon Park

Each year Audubon Park Elementary hosts a Health Expo in the middle of Healthy Living Week. The good health extravaganza was bigger and better than ever during the 2011-12 school year, with a wide variety of local health-related businesses participating.  These, according to Healthy School Team (HST) Leader Monica Soule, ranged from Whole Foods Market […]

Aloma Elementary Garden Gnomes

With the massive renovation underway at Aloma Elementary, the school’s garden club—called Garden Gnomes—had to get creative when it came to planting its garden. With help from the school’s Healthy School Team, the Garden Gnomes were able to start a new garden using portable grow boxes that can be moved from place to place, according […]