Going Red for the Cause—And Ongoing Wellness Efforts In Your Schools

In our recently published Spotlight article “Important Wellness Work in Your Schools,” we reiterated that the Colchester School District Vision and Strategic Plan 2012–2017’s pathways include, among others, Pathway F: Wellness-Oriented, Balanced, and Healthy Learners, and we talked a bit about what your schools are doing to further this wellness pathway.

Last week, some of your schools participated in National Wear Red Day as part of the American Heart Association’s and the American Stroke Association’s Go Red for Women campaign to raise awareness about heart disease.

At Porters Point School, many faculty and staff members wore red in support of the cause, and Nurse Mary Axworthy offered blood pressure checks to staff members who requested it.

PPS employees wearing red in support of National

PPS employees wearing red in support of National Wear Red Day

Did you know that February is American Heart Month? If you would like more information, please click here to read an article from our Wellness at CSD blog, and please click here to read another article about PPS’s participation in the event.

Faculty and staff at Union Memorial School also wore red on National Wear Red Day, and UMS school counselor Carol McCleary offered a presentation to the staff which included a short film describing signs and symptoms of a heart attack. A number of UMS employees also went snowshoeing together and have an upcoming cross-country skiing trip planned for a healthy outdoor activity.

Would you like to know more about what your schools are doing to promote and facilitate wellness? We have more than eighty Spotlight articles relating to wellness in our Wellness category, and we also have our aforementioned Wellness at CSD blog. Check them out!

For more information, please e-mail CSD’s wellness coordinator, Jaycie Puttlitz, at puttlitzj@csdvt.org.

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