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: Katelyn Spielman, School Nurse; Casey Pierce, Physical Education; Jane Sullivan, Principal; Phil Rodgers, Chef; Kristin Stanton, Counselor; Mike Gomez, Food Service Director
Parent Members: Leslie Creal, Lori Engle
If you are interested in getting involved with the Wellness Committee, please email Katelyn Spielman at firstname.lastname@example.org
2019-2020 Wellness Education Activities at St. Agnes
In August and September, students in preschool through 2nd grade learned about good handwashing technique and ways to stay healthy.
The wellness committee will be educating the students on healthy habits during the year.
October: Health risks of E-Cigarettes for 6th through 8th grades
November: Nutrition and My Plate for 4th and 5th grades
December: Star Power (healthy eating, self-esteem and relaxation and importance of sleep for 2nd and 3rd grades
January: Mental health and stress management for the entire school
February: Dental health for the entire school and Theology of the Body for 5th and 6th graders
April: Bike helmet safety and concussions
May: Water and summer safety
Body Venture: In April, 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 Gardeners 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.
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.
Think First: In September, Think First came to teach the students in 1st-8th grade about using a seat belt, sports and recreation safety, helmet usage, motor-vehicle safety, and water safety.