Health & Wellness Public School
Gardens, Spurs Hype Squad & Technology all promoting a healthy life in our schools this month
Go Public is showcasing health and wellness during the month of October.  Our public schools have a key role in helping to create healthier, happier students and employees. From community gardens to technology – school wellness incorporates learning, engagement, and life-long habits.

Check out what Harlandale ISD, Judson ISD, SAISD, Northside ISD, South San ISD have been doing to promote #livingyourbestlife 

Harlandale ISD On September 27th, children, families, teachers and administrators celebrated the grand opening of a new learning garden at Collier Elementary. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in San Antonio provided an engaging and fun curriculum.  The garden is an incredible opportunity for students to enjoy an immersive, science-driven, classroom experience.

Promoting health and activity, students will learn how to grow and harvest their own vegetables, make better food choices and prepare nutritious recipes they can share with their families.

“This is our first school-wide garden, so we’re super excited,” Collier Elementary Pre-K Teacher Melissa Acosta said. “I think it’s important to expose kids to a lot more things out there,” Acosta added. “This garden will not only help them in life, but will also help them right now with what they’re doing in science, math, reading, and writing, so it’s going to help them all across the board.”

Complete original article here: http://www.harlandale.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=829982&pageId=9203708

9/29 : Judson ISD
Riding a bicycle is one of those great joys of living life. It gives a child the feeling of some level of independence and mobility and at the same time provides a great source of healthy exercise and exploration.  Campuses this time of year are hosting their own bike rodeos and the kids are having a blast riding. 

The community comes together to create excitement for beginner riders who are developing safe riding skills. Getting students out of the classroom and using a hands-on activity promotes a deeper understanding of what it takes to successfully ride a bike. 

The big JISD District Rodeo is coming up in October at Rutledge Stadium and it’s always amazing to see the skills these kids have learned.  Take a look at these campus events and see how they roll!

https://www.judsonisd.org/jblog/post.cfm/rolling-rolling-rolling-bike-rodeo-time

SAISD The San Antonio Spurs Hype Squad took over P.E. at Cameron Elementary. The Hype Squad members led students in a spirited sweat session with a Zumba warm-up, a hype chant, a dance contest, a t-shirt toss and more.

Original post on SAISD FB

Northside ISD (2) It’s another Farm Fresh Friday in our elementary cafeterias! Child Nutrition staff at Brauchle and May elementary schools are ready to introduce students to broccoli! 

Meanwhile, at O’Connor High School, the annual Ag in Action program was an adventure in learning. Approximately 1,400 4th graders visited O’Connor to learn about agriculture through presentations by 300 O’Connor students. They’ll hear presentations on nutrition, soil, horticulture, ag mechanics and get up close with sheep, goats, poultry, swine, and steer.

Original post on NISD FB

South San ISD
South San Independent School District is taking food services to the 21st century. The district launched a  new app and website, making it easier for students to make healthier choices. Director of Food Services, Scott Stephens,  hopes it can help parents talk to their kids about breakfast and lunch choices for the week ahead. Read the entire article featured in KSAT here:https://www.ksat.com/news/south-san-isd-to-launch-new-app-website-to-help-students-make-healthier-food-choices