Healthier Students are Better Learners!
There is a strong connection between healthy behaviors and academic achievement. This includes grades, test, attendance, and graduation rates. SWISD recognizes this research and wants to ensure our students are healthy students. Click on the link to see what the CDC has to say. CDC- Health and Academics
What is the School Health Advisory Council?
A School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group appointed by the school district to serve at the district level. Members of the SHAC come from different areas of the community and from within the school district. The majority of members must be parents who are not employed by the district. Click the link for more information. DSHS- School Health Advisory Councils
Why do we need a SHAC?
ITS TEXAS LAW
HEALTHY CHILDREN LEARN BETTER
SCHOOLS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN TEACHING HEALTHY HABITS
HEALTHY HOMES AND HEALTHY SCHOOLS SUPPORT HEALTHY CHILDREN
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model
The education , public health, and school health sectors have each called for greater alignment, integration, and collaboration between education and health to improve and each child's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. Public health and education serve the same children, often in the same settings. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) focuses on the child to align the common goals of both sectors.
The WSCC model has ten components:
Physical education and physical activity.
Nutrition environment and services.
Social and emotional school climate.
Counseling, psychological and social services.
How can you help?
Become active in supporting district initiatives to create healthy learning environments for all children. Attend SWISD SHAC meetings: