To coordinate, educate and support district and community efforts that will promote the physical,
social and emotional well-being of students, staff and families.
It is the time of year to review all of the various activities related to your wellness programming; and to your role as Wellness Champion, through the Dallas ISD MVP Profile.
Please keep in mind this is not an evaluation tool on our end, but is a self-assessment tool for you and your team to use for planning purposes. We will use the information to guide program resource development for next school year.
Steps to complete your MVP Profile:
Connecting Wellness Workshops are now available - register on SchoolNet today!
How Do You Ensure Every Kid is Healthy? Join Every Kid Healthy Week 2017
Action for Healthy Kids invites you to join us for the 5th Annual Every Kid Healthy Week, April 24-28, 2017. Every Kid Healthy Week is an annual observance created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements and recognized on the calendar of National Health Observances. Learn more about how to get involved at EveryKidHealthyWeek.org and register your school’s event to join the movement on AFHK’s School Portal. Questions about registering or planning your event? Check out our step-by-step guide to registering your school and other great resources.
Looking for mini-grants to support your event? The first 250 schools that register an event that includes a healthy snacking activity will receive a $100 stipend from our partner and Every Kid Healthy Week sponsor GoGo squeeZ. Plus, Kohl’s employees are eager and ready to volunteer at your school, so register your event in order to recruit local volunteers who can help make your event a success.
Healthy Texas Week, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, an annual initiative of IT’S TIME TEXAS, runs from May 1- 7th (Click here for the flyer). Pledge on behalf of the District and have campuses share 5 days of morning announcements. Sign your PLEDGE HERE.
During this week-long celebration of healthy living in the Lone Star State, Texans are encouraged to Shop for healthy items, Sweat by getting physically active, and Share pictures and videos of their healthy activities on social media ( Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) with the hashtag #HealthyTexasWeek!
We're asking schools to deliver our healthy morning announcements each day, to start the day with a health fact and brief Energizer from IT'S TIME TEXAS' Teach Healthier App!
In celebration of Healthy Texas Week, our friends at Camp Gladiator are generously offering a free week of camp to all Texans! Just download this voucher and bring it to any Texas CG location with you. Happy sweating!
Campus Wellness Team Resources
Campus Wellness Team Form; Also in printable format - Wellness Team Form (Download)
CSH Theme Days
CSH/Wellness Team Presentations
PowerPoint presentations for faculty meetings, student assemblies, etc.
Wellness Team Champion Supplemental Pay
Family Wellness Event KitFamily 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
Parent Engagement - Strategies for Involving Parents in School Health
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.
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:
Click on the links below to access the electronic documents from the CATCH Coordination Toolkit and other applicable resources.
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.
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.
Support and Additional Resources:
Find community partner websites, resources, etc.
Archived CSH Showcase Newsletters
Find all CSH Showcase Newsletters spotlighting the MVP stars in Dallas ISD! Read about success stories that could be possible at your campus!
Barbara Johnson, MEd.
Director of Health and Physical Education
Catherine Vowell, MBA
Coordinated School Health Specialist
Administrative Assistant V