Welcome to the Dallas ISD Coordinated School Health Webpage!

Our Mission
To coordinate, educate and support district and community efforts that will promote the physical, 
social and emotional well-being of students, staff and families.


WELCOME BACK!  As we begin our 2017-2018 school year, it is time for all K-12 principals to select their campus' Wellness Champion.   The Wellness Team Champion serves as a campus liaison and resource for the Dallas ISD Coordinated School Health Program.  

Champion Requirements

The Wellness Champion must be a Dallas ISD exempt employee (I.e. nurse, classroom or physical education teacher) and be:

      passionate about school health and wellness

      able to lead a team

      able to coordinate health and wellness activities for the campus

Principals, click here to complete your SY17-18 Principal Wellness Champion Designee Form

Campus Wellness Team Resources 

Campus Wellness Teams (previously known as CSH Teams) are based on the ASCD’s Whole School, Whole Child, Whole Community (WSCC) model. WSCC focuses its attention on the child, emphasizes a school-wide approach, and acknowledges learning, health, and the school as being a part and reflection of the local community.
  • COMING SOON: The Wellness Champion Guide provides key program information and resources to support campus wellness champions throughout the year.
  • The goal of the Wellness Theme Days is to identify the six days in that particular six weeks that you can "focus" your Wellness Team efforts.  Each Wellness Team Component area in the Theme Day drives you back to your CATCH Curriculum, Connecting Wellness Calendar, and other applicable resources for that specific six weeks only.
  • COMING SOON: Secondary Champion Resource (middle & high school health promotions)

Move More; Value Healthy Eating; Practice Healthy Habits
MVP Resources:
  • The MVP Snapshot has been adapted from the CATCH MVP list.  The language represents three overarching goals that encompass the components of Coordinated School Health.
  • The MVP Profile is an assessment tool that addresses coordination, as well as set action steps for the school year.  The MVP Profile is an online Google Doc that should be completed by the Campus Wellness Team.
  • The Student MVP Presentation can be delivered in approximately 20 minutes, and is appropriate for an assembly-style presentation at the elementary level.

CSH/Wellness Team Presentations

Beginning of the Year PowerPoint presentations for faculty meetings, student assemblies, etc.

2016-2017 Connecting Wellness Workshop Presentations

                                                                Family Wellness Event Kit

Family Wellness Event "Fit Kit" Guide and Request Form - The "Fit Kit" is a set of booth items that can be checked out from the Health and Physical Education Department to assist in conducting a wellness event on your campus (e.g., health fair, family fit night, etc.)
Parent Engagement - CDC Resource Page

Elementary Recess Toolkit

Dallas ISD has a new Board Policy on Recess. EEC(LOCAL) requires all elementary campuses to offer recess a minimum of thirty (30) minutes each day for all students in grades PK-5.  

To support schools in providing a safe and meaningful recess program, a brief faculty/staff training has been developed by a steering committee of Dallas ISD classroom teachers, physical education teachers, and support staff from the Health and Physical Education Department.

Please note, the slide presentation provides recommendations and model practices;  it is a campus-based decision as to how each school will follow Board Policy.
Recess Guide for Schools

NEW!  SHAPE America, Strategies for RECESS in Schools 

Staff Wellness Toolkit

Each day school staff dedicate time and energy to support their students’ health ‒ from incorporating nutrition education into classroom lessons to serving healthy meals with a smile in the cafeteria. But it’s just as important to remember that staff need their health supported, too. Here’s why:

  • Staff wellness programs help reduce stress and boost morale, productivity and effectiveness in the workplace.
  • Improving staff wellness can directly impact student health, not just through improved job performance, but also through positive role-modeling of healthy behaviors.
  • Teachers experience high rates of turnover and burnout; but by prioritizing employee wellness, schools can help staff feel that they are valued and appreciated.
  • Healthy employees can help schools’ bottom line by reducing costs associated with health care and absenteeism. 

Staff Wellness Toolkit Facilitator's Guide

Staff Wellness Toolkit

CATCH Resources

Click on the links below to access the electronic documents from the CATCH Coordination Toolkit and other applicable resources.

NEW: Summer P2LD CATCH Training Activities from Dr. John Krampitz!  Click here to access.

Now Available: Digital CATCH

Digital CATCH is now stocked with 15 nutrition lesson samples and over 100 physical activities for K-8th grade students in both school and after-school settings. Lessons for pre-K coming soon!  Sign up or log in here to access these digital freebies. 

CATCH Inventory

To submit your CATCH Inventory please select from Elementary or Middle School links below.  If you would like any resources ordered for your school, please send an email request after completing the inventory form.

Additionally, check out elementary PE "Health" Games.  Existing CATCH activities, as well as other physical activities, have been given a "twist" to correlate with Health TEKS.  As elementary PE teachers are required have kids moving for 135 minutes per week, these games were designed to reinforce Health TEKS through movement based activities. 

Activity Breaks

Please see the resources or links below for ideas on activity breaks:

GoNoodle is Having a Positive Impact

GoNoodle, available to all Dallas ISD teachers, gets kids moving to be their smartest, strongest, bravest, silliest, bestest selves. Short, interactive movement videos and games make it awesomely simple and fun to incorporate movement into every part of the day with dancing, stretching, running and even mindfulness activities.  Here is a link to the article that provides even more evidence-based research that active kids learn better!

Archived Connecting Wellness Workshops 

Handouts and presentations from past CSH Connector Workshops:

CIP/Action Plan Supporting Documents:

Find sample action steps to evaluate Coordinated School Health, as well as any additional supporting documents.


Contact Information:

Phone: 972-925-6790

Barbara Johnson, MEd.

Director of Health and Physical Education


Josie Flores

Administrative Assistant V