The Oregon Coast Walking Challenge is underway!  

This 133 mile trek from Newport to Astoria has over 120 of our staff and a lot more of their spouses, up and moving.  The journey began on February 20 and ends April 9.  

Each building is competing to have the highest percentage of participants complete the trek.  The building with the highest percentage will win an incredible prize that is too good to even mention here.

The response to this challenge from our employees is amazing.  Keep walking and be sure to sync your steps regularly!

"Walking Across Europe" Challenge Begins November 1

posted Oct 12, 2016, 11:41 AM by Scott Holmstedt

As part of the OEA Choice Trust grant all districts that received grants are invited to the Backpacking in Europe Fall Challenge Here are some important dates and details to help us district prepare for the challenge: 


The Backpacking Europe Fall Challenge begins November 1st and will end on December 13th

Challenge Registration begins October 17th and ends November 1st

The District will provide more details to our employees on October 17.

The challenge is a competition against all other districts in the state who have received the OEA Choice Trust grant.

Final Fall Challenge Results will be sent December 16th announcing our challenge winner 


Backpacking Europe is designed to be a friendly challenge among our grantees from across Oregon! The grantee with the highest percentage of participants who complete the challenge will be declared the challenge winner!  


The winning district will be honored with our newly minted OEA Choice Trust trophy. There could be other perks associated with the winner of the Backpacking Europe Challenge. 


Astoria School District will be using a program called Walker Tracker for staff to input their exercise mileage.


Last year the District had 5 teams involved in a exercise challenge within Clatsop County.   The District had the top four teams in the challenge out of over 35 teams.  This challenge will not be against each other but instead will be against other districts throughout the State of Oregon.


Look for more information to come your way next week about theBackpacking Europe Exercise Challenge. 

Healthy Cooking Classes Scheduled

posted Sep 10, 2016, 6:18 PM by Scott Holmstedt   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 11:43 AM ]

Cooking classes are fun!  The North Coast Food Web has partnered with Astoria School District to offer classes just for our staff.   The lesson will include three items from Leanne Brown's cookbook; "Good and Cheap".   Participants will prepare an entree, salad, and healthy snack.  

Classes will be held at the Food Webs facilities from 6:00-7:30 on September 27, October 12 and October 26.  

Health Fair

posted Jul 20, 2016, 9:56 PM by ASD Wellness   [ updated Sep 5, 2016, 9:11 PM by Scott Holmstedt ]

The Healthy and Wise kickoff event held on August 29th was a huge success.  Over a hundred staff members and families participated in the walking challenge and then enjoyed a great barbeque.  

Check out the video:

YouTube Video

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