Offices and Information

Information from National Association of School Nurses 



School Nurse Day 2016 Wednesday, May 4, 2016

School Nurse Day Background: Since 1972, National School Nurse Day has been set aside to recognize school nurses.

Purpose: National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting.

Date: National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurse Week and National Nurse Week is always May 6th - May 12th.


Celebration Suggestions

Send a school nurse our School Nurse Day e-Postcard (2012 card coming soon)

What School Nurses can do:
Be proactive in planning the celebration and promoting activities associated with this special day . . .
Contact the state governor to issue a proclamation (2012 proclamation coming soon)
Distribute a piece on how school nurses lead to academic success - go to 

The Case for School Nursing
Note School Nurse Day in your school calendar
Construct a bulletin board at school on the role of the school nurse
Write an article in school and/or district newspapers (2012 samples coming soon)
Hang the School Nurse Day poster up around your school (2012 poster coming soon)
Disseminate the NASN School Nurse Day Press Release 

Information from the American Nurses Association 

websiteNational Nurses Week


The 2012 theme is Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Caring Often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities the profession offers. As nurses, we work in emergency rooms, school nursing, and homeless shelters, to name a few. We have many roles – from staff nurse to educator to nurse practitioner and nurse researcher – and serve all of them with passion for the profession and with a strong commitment to patient safety.

Welcome to District Health Services

Within the pages and subpages of this site you will find links to important information for the community, students/parents, staff, retirees, coaches, Crisis Prevention and Rapid Response Teams, Wellness Committee, and Middle/High School Wellness Clubs. We update our information frequently, so check back often. It is our goal to provide accurate health and wellness information to our schools, and our community. We work hard to ensure information is current and accurate. All information is obtained from trustworthy and scholarly sources. If you have any questions concerning the information shared, please contact one of the Health Offices.  Health Services supports and works in coordination with the Wellness Committee, Middle/High School Wellness Clubs, and Crisis Prevention and Rapid Response Teams. Health Services supports Olweus, the anti-bullying campaign implemented across the district, and will provide links and information to prevent, and report bullying. Health Services is also a supporter of the S.T.A.R.S. program, a group of high school students working together to support a substance free lifestyle. The community is encouraged to look through the initiative pages for each of our clubs and suggest ideas on projects related to health and wellness.

Working to serve students, staff, and community:

Angie Jess, RN, BSN

Click the link below to learn more about your nurse.

Anamosa Middle School and Anamosa High School

319-462-3553 (Thursday afternoons and by appointment) or 319-462-3594 ext. 106 

Debbie Eilers, RN, BSN

Click here to learn more about your nurse.

Strawberry Hill Elementary and Rainbow Day Care

319-462-3549 ext. 1201


Suzanne Loehr, Health Secretary

Click Here to learn more about your health para.

Anamosa Middle School

319-462-3553 ext 103