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February is School Based Health Care Awareness Month

February is School Based Health Care Awareness Month!

All children and adolescents deserve to thrive. But too many struggle because they lack access to health care services. School-based health care is part of the solution, bringing health care to where students already spend the majority of their time: in school. When health and education come together, great things happen. Attendance improves. Conditions like asthma or diabetes are better managed. Behavioral health issues get quick, expert attention.

Recognizing unmet health care needs often get in the way of learning, leaders from the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF), Glenridge Middle School, Winter Park High School and Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) have established the School-Based Health Centers at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School.   (Click here for information on the Cheney Wellness Cottage, developed in cooperation with WPHF and OCPS)

The School-Based Health Centers offer a variety of services to take care of students’ physical health needs.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner services are available through the financial support of WPHF and in partnership with Healthcare Providers of Florida. The locations for the School-Based Health Centers are provided by Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School.

Services are available to those students within the Winter Park Consortium of schools whose families don’t have adequate health care coverage or access to a health care provider for their children.  The Consortium includes Winter Park High School and its elementary and middle feeder schools.

The many medical services provided FREE of charge by the Nurse Practitioners at the two centers include sports and school physicals, as well as diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.

Visits are by appointment only.

For more information, visit the School Based Health Center section of our website.

Glenridge Sandwich Bar

Wonder what a sandwich bar looks like in an OCPS middle school?  Check out this promotional video from Glenridge Middle School students.

WPHS Senior Receives Tori Sheahan Kindness and Compassion Award and Scholarship

The first Tori Sheahan Kindness and Compassion Award and Scholarship was presented to Emily Sahina, a senior at Winter Park High School during the Winter Park High School Senior Awards.

Tori  Sheahan worked as a nurse practitioner providing healthcare for the underserved in Central Florida for 15 years. For 12 of those years she worked closely with the Winter Park Health Foundation as a nurse practitioner at Glenridge Middle School. During that time she also helped supervise, mentor and support the school nurses in the Winter Park consortium of schools.

Tori was a champion for the health of local youth. She always made sure her patients got the care, medicine, education and social services they needed. Children and their families benefited from her medical knowledge as well as from her kindness and compassion.

Emily Sahina was selected as the first recipient of the Tori Sheahan Kindness and Compassion Award and Scholarship because of her extremely caring and compassionate nature.  Emily has positively impacted the WPHS campus through the 207 hours of volunteer service hours she has completed in the community through various organizations and clubs at WPHS.   People who know her well describe her as dependable and kind hearted. Her consideration of others is matched equally in her dedication to her academics. Her future plans include attending Valencia and majoring in either health science, psychology, or art. She is a first generation college student who loves working with children and giving back to her community.

Congratulations, Emily!

The Tori Sheahan Award and Scholarship is funded through the memorial fund set up in her name by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

Parenting the Snapchat Generation

Join nationally known social media expert, Jerry Ackerman to learn about:

Parenting the Snapchat Generation

Key Topic Areas for the presentation include:

  • A current look at the state of technology in a student’s life
  • Rules parents should have for technology with your child
  • Apps parents need to know about!
  • How parents can be armed to help the onslaught of technology

This kid friendly, community event is FREE but registration is required.

Questions?  Contact healthykidstoday@wphf.org or 407.493.9703

Free Health Services Available at School-Based Health Centers

nurse clinicHealthy Kids Today would like to remind you of a wonderful service provided by the Winter Park Health Foundation to the students attending any of the schools listed below.

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner services are available through the financial support of The Winter Park Health Foundation in partnership with Healthcare Providers of Florida. The Nurse Practitioners provide care at School-Based Health Centers that are located at Glenridge Middle School and Winter Park High School.

The many medical services provided FREE of charge by the Nurse Practitioners at the two centers include sports and school physicals, as well as diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.  The Nurse Practitioners at the Student Health Centers can also write prescriptions if indicated.

Visits are by appointment only.

For the Student Health Center at Glenridge Middle School, call 407-623-1415 ext. 5072245

For the Student Health Center at the main campus of Winter Park High School, call 407-622-3200 ext. 6182437

Services are available to any student and/or siblings from these schools:

Elementary

  • Aloma
  • Audubon Park
  • Brookshire
  • Cheney
  • Dommerich
  • Hungerford
  • Lakemont
  • Lake Sybelia

Middle

  • Glenridge
  • Maitland

High

  • Winter Park 9th Grade Center
  • Winter Park

Glenridge Middle Students Run 5K

5k 2015 3Students taking PE at Glenrdige Middle are learning a lifelong skill — running for health.  The PE students run a nine week 5K training program with their final 5K run at end of semester. Most students enjoy the opportunity to learn about running, one student has even lost over 60 pounds!

The most recent end of nine weeks 5K took place on Thursday, Dec. 17.  Enjoy the pictures of Coach Tracy Bruce and Glenridge students celebrating their physical activity success!

 

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