There are a variety of student wellness programs in Hazelwood School District.
GoNoodle sponsored by Mercy Kids, helps teachers channel classroom energy with short interactive brain breaks. Desk-side activities help kids achieve more by keeping them engaged and motivated throughout the day. Students participate in a variety of purposeful movement designed to get the wiggles out and refocus the classroom. GoNoodle is designed with K-5 classrooms in mind.
Just Move from CHALK
Originally developed in New York City — where recreational space is limited. The Just Move program demonstrates that even without a gymnasium or outdoor play space, a school can become an active school.
Just Move is a classroom-based movement program designed to get kids up and active right at their desks. A set of activity cards is used to lead the class in aerobic, yoga, and stretching exercises. Variations to the movements and poses make the program appropriate for children of all ages. Exercises are also academically integrated and tied to the common core state standards, allowing teachers to weave in math, science, and English language arts material to complement the day’s lesson plan.
University of Missouri Extension
Show Me Nutrition is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade experientially based and developmentally appropriate nutrition curriculum that uses behaviorally focused activities in each grade level. The curriculum focuses on healthy eating and an active lifestyle. Several important health themes are taught in each grade level, such as nutrition, food safety, physical activity, media influence and body image, and the grade levels are designed for continuity. Age-appropriate content, activities and handouts make learning about healthy eating fun for students in all grade levels. Classes are taught by trained nutrition educators working in cooperation with classroom teachers.
ENERGIZING BRAIN BREAKS
Energizing Brain Breaks are short 1-2 minute activities for any classroom or audience to help keep them fresh and refocused. Students and audiences of all ages love them. Why do they love them? Because they are fun and make you laugh. They also challenge your brain. Energizing Brain Breaks help you to cross the mid-line of your body which helps both sides of your brain engage.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League (NFL), in collaboration with USDA, that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school. Students can win cool prizes, like an NFL player visit or Super Bowl tickets, for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day. We want kids to make a difference not only in their lives, but also their community
A number of our elementary and middle schools participate in Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is a transformational, physical activity-based positive, youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. It teaches life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
A number of our middle schools also have basketball, volleyball, flag-football, cheer, track teams.
Some of our schools participate in additional wellness programs:
SNEAKERS – BJC School Outreach Program
Students today are faced with so many choices regarding diet and exercise which lead to habits that extend into adulthood. SNEAKERS, a body systems class, can help students take a step in the right direction. All lessons include physical and fun activities to reinforce learning of the body system.
New and innovative ideas for cardiovascular health and fitness principles are the focus of this class, which is ideal for grades 3-6. This course includes four one-hour interactive sessions.
- Studying systems of the body
- Noting ways to keep the heart healthy
- Aiming for 60 minutes of activity each day
- Evaluating the factors and components of fitness
Kids learn the importance of healthy habits and exercise from a BJC Registered Dietitian.
STOP – BJC School Outreach Program
BJC HealthCare's Smoke-free Teens On Purpose (STOP) program is designed to help high school students "stop" one of the most addictive and harmful habits - using tobacco. The program is voluntary and is facilitated by a BJC health educator or trained STOP instructor.
- Short and long-term health effects of tobacco use
- Addressing weight concerns
- Learning about healthy lifestyle choices
- Learning stress management techniques
- Facts and tips for stopping tobacco use
- Setting a smoke-free/tobacco-free date
- Ways to handle cravings and triggers
- Unveiling the truth in tobacco advertising
- Dealing with relapse
- Handling high-risk situations
Mighty Milers is a running program for kids of all fitness levels from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. It's designed to get kids moving and prevent obesity and illness. Participation in Mighty Milers helps kids build their self-esteem, and learn to make and reach personal goals.
Over the course of a program cycle, students in Mighty Milers set goals to run and/or walk a certain distance and earn rewards for reaching milestones along the way.