St. Agnes School is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity and integrated school based wellness.

See the following link for the St. Agnes Catholic School Wellness Policy: http://datacentral.ksde.org/

Wellness Committee Members

School Staff: Ashley Rohr, School Nurse; Teresa Elder, Physical Education; Jane Sullivan, Principal; Phil Rodgers, Chef; Kristin Stanton, Counselor; Mike Gomez, Food Service Director

Parent Members: Rachel Mahlik, Melanie Christianson, Rebecca Paulsen, Jessica Pankey, Angelica Villanueva, Catherine Chaffee-McClure, Jessica Salazar Collins, Amber Smith

If you are interested in getting involved with the Wellness Committee, please email Ashley Rohr at nurse@stagneskc.org

Wellness Committee – 3rd Quarter Meeting

The Wellness Committee met with a Wellness Coach from the Child Nutrition and Wellness department of the Kansas State Department of Education. The Wellness Coach provided information about the new Wellness Policy Final Rule to be implemented by June 30th, 2017. In implementing the Final Rule, the Wellness Policy along with information about the St. Agnes Wellness Committee will be added to the school website. The Wellness Committee reviewed the wellness activities completed this school year and plans for the remainder of the year.

2016-2017 Wellness Activities at St. Agnes

2016 Annual Walk and Bike to School Day

In August, the 2nd grader’s learned about good handwashing technique and ways to stay healthy.

Body Venture: In January, Body Venture, a traveling exhibit from the Kansas Department of Education came to St. Agnes. The 45ft x 50ft exhibit representing the human body was used to teach our kindergarten through 5th grade students about good nutrition, physical activity and healthy lifestyle choices.

Master Gardener’s Club: Monthly, a group of St. Agnes students from 4th to 6th grade meet after school to learn about gardening from the Master Gardeners at K-State Research and Extension.

Stress Relief Education: During counselor lessons, students learn healthy ways to calm down when feeling stress and anxiety. In class, we practice slow belly breathing and using positive self-talk. Other healthy coping strategies we discuss include exercising or doing an outdoor activity, reading, drawing, listening to music, and talking about your feelings to someone you trust.

Girls on the Run: Run by parent volunteers, this program teaches young girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident through running.

Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart: Students will learn how to care for their hearts while helping the American Heart Association collect lifesaving donations to fight the nation’s #1 cause of death: Heart Disease.

S.T.A.R. Power: Representatives from Children’s Mercy Hospital met with the 4th graders to discuss healthy eating, self-esteem and relaxation.