Friday, October 14, 2011

Wellness Day 2011

On Wednesday, we held Wellness Day at the Middle/High School. The goal of this interactive event was to promote safe, healthy, and positive lifestyle choices for our students. Bill Westerman provided the keynote address for students. He shared a powerful, personal story of coping with, and eventually managing, his drug addiction. The themes of Bill’s speech were personal accountability, hope, and redemption. In speaking with students after it was clear his message resonated. After the assembly, student participated in self-selected physical education activities and healthy habit seminars. Physical education activities included rock-climbing, yoga, salsa dancing, core training, mountain biking, geo-caching, fishing, archery, plyometrics, and strength training. Healthy habits seminar topics included personal finance, tobacco education, nutritional awareness, organizational techniques, and peer relationship training. Students had the option of a healthy sack lunch from the cafeteria or to purchase a grilled chicken plate provided by the FFA. I was proud of our students’ willingness to try new activities, and I am pretty sure they enjoyed a break from our normal daily routine. I would like to personally thank Sarah Mosley for spending countless hours coordinating and organizing this event. Without her leadership this event would not have been possible.

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