Wellness Activities — What is Happening at Our School?

School Year Wellness Activities

Blennerhassett Elementary

  • Schoolwide Fun Run

  • Intramural sports and activities at recess

  • Walking and running on track

  • Sanitizing station

  • Speed hand washing instruction

  • Health lessons

  • Red Ribbon Week/drug awareness

  • Fire Safety

  • First aid, CPR, Heimlich training for staff

  • Brain breaks

  • Yoga, mindfulness

  • Staff walking challenges

Blennerhassett Middle

  • CPR Training

  • Weight Lifting after school

  • Walking Club

  • Biggest Loser Competition

  • Mindfulness Club

  • Open facility for youth sports

  • Mobile Wellness/Dental Clinic

Criss Elementary

  • Yoga

  • Blood pressure checks for staff

  • Jump rope for heart

  • Hand-Sanitizing at lunch and recess

  • Brain Breaks in classrooms

  • Drug Awareness

  • Alcohol and Tobacco Awareness

  • Fitness Gram

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Edison Middle

  • Gardening Club

  • Blood Pressure Checks for Staff

  • Health Fair for Students

  • Sports during recess

  • Hand sanitizing stations in café, lunch, recess

  • Recycling Program

  • Outdoor Classroom – Arboretum

  • Outdoor Classroom – Library Garden

Emerson Elementary

  • Morning Walking Club

  • Jump Rope for Heart

  • Farmers Market

Fairplains Elementary

  • Blood pressure checks for staff

  • Brain breaks & movement breaks during instructional time

  • Classroom garden boxes

  • Hand sanitizing stations

  • Drug free awareness for students & staff

  • Sensory/active hallway for indoor recess

Franklin Elementary

  • Kidding Around Yoga

  • Calm Classroom

  • Mindfulness (Go Noodle and Smiling Minds)

  • Blood pressure checks for staff

  • Dental clinic for students

  • Implementation of hand-sanitizing stations at lunch and recess

  • Outdoor Classroom

  • “Brain Breaks” throughout the day during their instructional time. 

  • Alcohol and tobacco awareness to your students/staff

  • Drug awareness to your students/staff

  • Parent Engagement Event (Mindfulness and Trauma)

  • Bullying Prevention

  • Healthy Snacks Program (Fruit)

  • Partnership with Fairlawn Baptist for classroom snacks

  • COVID Testing for staff/students

  • Flu shots for staff

  • Field Day

  • Breakfast in the Classroom

  • Winter coat project with North Parkersburg Baptist Church

  • December bicycle give away

Gihon Elementary

  • Blood pressure checks for staff

  • Implementation of hand-sanitizing stations at lunch and recess

  • School recycling program for staff and students

  • Staff weight loss program "Biggest Loser"

  • “Brain Breaks” throughout the day during their instructional time

  • Use of school walking track

  • Fuel Up to Play 60 healthy food/active lifestyle activities

  • Schoolwide Field Day

Greenmont Elementary

  • Gardening Club with Mr. Mace

  • Jump rope For Heart- PE classes

  • Hand sanitizing station use before/after PE/lunch/recess

  • School recycling program on Mondays

  • Peer mediation with counselor and fifth grade teachers

  • Brain breaks in Prek-5 classes

  • PTA Walk-A-Thon

Hamilton Middle School

  • Activity Period Daily with walking track and activities inside during inclement weather.

  • Hydration Stations and Bottle Filling stations.

  • Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Awareness Programs

  • School Garden

  • Hand sanitizing stations in all public areas

Jackson Middle School

  • 7th grade Science does garden (greenhouse) in the Spring

  • Walking Club 

  • Yoga (in PE)

  • Jump rope for heart 

  • Intramural sports during student lunch/

    intramurals

  • Wellness Wednesday messages (in Health)

  • Implementation of hand-sanitizing stations at lunch and recess 

  • School recycling program: recycling plastic bottles /paper

  • Outdoor Classroom a space outside that coincides with Jackson Park (up the trail) 

  • Staff weight loss program 

  • Blood pressure checks for staff 

  • Alcohol and tobacco awareness to your students/staff 

  • Drug awareness to your students/staff 

Jefferson Elementary

  • Yoga

  • Cardio drumming

  • Line Dancing

  • Jump Rope for Heart

  • Badminton

Kanawha Elementary

  • Yoga (K-5 Artsbridge)

  • Get-Up-And-Move Celebrations

  • Go Noodle in classrooms (K-5)

  • Boys and Girls Club Visits

  • Fall Fitness Frenzy

  • Blood pressure checks for staff

Lubeck Elementary

  • Flu shots for staff 

  • Blood pressure checks for staff 

  • Water bottle filling stations to encourage healthy drink options 

  • Daily use of walking track for students, prior to recess beginning 

Madison Elementary

  • 4th and 5th Grade Garden Club

  • Arts bridge Yoga presentations

  • Dump the Pump staff weight lose challenge

  • Games are set up in the gym for students to play when they come in before the bell rings in the morning.  

  • School recycling leaders

  • Outdoor garden classroom space with bird feeders

  • Many teachers use brain breaks in the classroom using Go Noodle

  • Becky Marks with WVU extension presents health and nutrition lessons with classes. sponsored the

  • WVU Extension pop-up farmers market last year for students to take home new fruits and vegetables with recipes for families.

  • Celebrate Red Ribbon Week in October with guest speakers

  • Nurse does dental presentations and hand washing in classrooms

  • Vision checks

  • PTA and Title 1 sponsored Roll and Read

  • Field Day

  • Dental clinic

Martin Elementary

  • Mobile Dental Clinic

  • Vision Screenings for Pre-K and Kindergarten students

  • CPR Classes for Staff

  • First Aid Education for 1st Grade

  • Puberty Education for 5th Grade

  • Hygiene Education for 4th Grade

  • Week-end Food Bags for in-need students

  • Physically-active brain breaks throughout the school day

Mineral Wells Elementary 

  • Field Day May 2022

  • Water bottle filling stations

  • Character Education classes- emotional wellness

  • 30-minute recess daily for all students

  • Three, 40-minute physical education classes per week

  • Behavior rewards: extra recess, extra physical time, glow dance

  • Safe Schools Trainings

  • Hand sanitizing stations

  • Red Ribbon Week

  • Brain Breaks

  • Yoga - Artsbridge Program

  • Girls and boys basketball programs

  • Track team

Neale Elementary

  • Blood pressure checks for staff 

  • Jump rope for heart 

  • Implementation of hand-sanitizing stations at lunch and recess 

  • Brain Breaks 

  • Staff weight loss program 

Parkersburg High School

  • Gardening Club

  • Yoga

  • Blood pressure checks for staff

  • Blood drive

  • Health fair for students, staff, and community

  • Intramural sports during student breaks/recess

  • Implementation of hand sanitizing stations at lnc and recess

  • School recycling program

  • Outdoor classroom

  • Peer mediation

  • Brain Breaks throughout the day

  • Staff weight loss program

  • Alcohol and tobacco awareness to students

  • Drug awareness to students and staff

  • Gang prevention and education

  • Variety of clubs for students to participate in

Parkersburg South High School

  • Blood pressure checks for staff

  • Blood drive

  • Intramural sports during student breaks/recess

  • Implementation of hand-sanitizing stations at lunch and recess

  • School recycling program

  • Peer mediation

  • Brain Breaks throughout the day

  • Student Walk-a-thon

  • Alcohol and tobacco awareness to your students and staff

  • Drug awareness to students and staff

  • Gang prevention and education

Van Devender Middle

  • Blood pressure checks for staff

  • Intramural sports during student breaks/recess

  • Wellness Wednesday messages/ Suite 360 

  • Implementation of hand-sanitizing stations at lunch and recess

     

  • “Brain Breaks” throughout the day during their instructional time.

  • Alcohol and tobacco awareness to students/staff

  • Drug awareness to students/staff

Vienna Elementary

  • Morning Walking Program-voluntary, on the playground track (7:40-7:55).

  • Dance Revolution - voluntary, in the gym in the mornings during winter months (7:40-7:55).

  • Club Day- school-wide reward for attendance and/or assessment results, includes bike riding and intramural sport signups. (half days-PM)

 Williamstown Elementary

  • Jump Rope for Life

  • Wellness Weight Loss Staff Team Competition

Williamstown High School

  • Blood pressure checks for staff

  • Blood drive

  • Health Fair

  • Intramural sports

  • Implementation of hand-sanitizing stations at lunch and recess

  • School recycling program

  • Peer mediation

  • Staff adding walking into their daily routines.

  • alcohol and tobacco awareness programs

  • drug awareness programs

  • 14 clubs