Falcon High School Wellness
2019-2020 Wellness UpdatesThroughout the 2019-2020 school year, the Falcon High School Wellness Team has experienced a variety of successful initiatives. One of the most notable successes is the simple use of snacks to de-escalate students. The wellness team used part of their funding to purchase granola bars and distributed these bars to the security team, front office staff, counseling staff, and special education department. Many times students' moods are able to be regulated through a simple process of increasing their blood sugar! This helps to develop relationships between students and staff, decrease potential disciplinary incidents, and provide students with access to food (which they may or may not have in the home setting).Other successes that have been experienced by the FHS wellness team is the staff use of the Wellbeats program. Through Wellbeats we are able to relax the mind, move the body, and develop overall healthy habits.The FHS staff developed a sense of community and worked to increase healthy eating, by working together to create a recipe book of healthy meals. Staff members sent in their favorite healthy recipes and the wellness team compiled them into a recipe book for the staff to access and reference throughout the year.A focus was placed on moving our bodies and staying physically active this year. There was a high participation throughout the building in the district Walktober challenge. ESP and licensed staff participated in the challenge to get as many steps as possible throughout the month of October. The FHS staff supported the D.49K event by providing the location, helping organize participants, walking & running in the event, and providing other support throughout the big day.Our FHS wellness has hit a roadblock in some of our initiatives due to the stay at home order and COVID19 school closure. However, the wellness team continues to reach out to our staff and is working to maintain our sense of wellbeing, community, and continues to encourage healthy habits for our staff and students.We are excited to provide a classroom set of books for Health Class. Value UP was written by Mike Donahue and he has spent the last 30 years working with young people all over the world. His non-profit works to achieve "Raising the Value of Human Life."
2018-2019 Wellness UpdatesHeart Rate Monitors for PE!We were also able to add 36 more wrist heart rate monitors for our PE Classes. This is added on to the four we purchased last year for the trial run.Staff Wellness Opportunity!And last but not least, the students waiting for rides home on the East side of the building had no wear to sit, so were purchased a sturdy picnic table. We are still working on the best way to secure it outside, so have been having fun with using it for projects and snack time in the counseling office.
We didn’t forget the staff either! We have been out healthy tip emails along with some blender giveaways!
Wellness Policy Overview
District 49's wellness policy and supporting guidelines focus on improving the health of students. Anyone interested in serving on the districtwide wellness advisory council should email email@example.com for additional information.
A sample of the Curriculum Food Request Form is available here.
Nutrition for classroom parties, celebrations, rewards & fundraisers:
- All food items must be store-bought with the nutrition information showing that the product is 100 calories or less, 0 grams of trans fat.
- No candy or sodas are allowed.
- Birthday celebrations with treats must follow the Wellness Policy Guidelines.
- Fresh fruits and vegetables are excluded from calorie and sugar limits.
- Food prepared in a private home may not be served at school to students because knowledge of ingredients, sanitation, preparation, and temperature of food in storage or transit is not available, nor can quality and sanitation standards be controlled.
- Fundraiser guidelines may also be found in the Wellness Policy Guidelines.
Healthy Snack Ideas Under 100 Calories
Non-Food Celebration Ideas
Cascadian Farm Kid-Sized Oatmeal Raisin Bar
Smencils (smell good pencils)
Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Goldfish 100 Calorie Pack
Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt Popcorn
6” Banana decorated with Sharpie and/or stickers
Stretch Island Fruit Leather
Applesauce on the Go
Post its in fun shapes
Fruit cups in 100% juice
Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisps
Minute Maid Kids + Minis 100% Juice Box
Seeds for planting
Trader Joe’s Apple + Banana Fruit Bar
Lead a Dance Break
Our commitment to physical activity:
- Physical education is provided in elementary, middle, and high school.
- Strenuous physical activity is not used (e.g. running laps, pushups) as punishment.
- Generally, students should not be required to “sit out” any part of recess as punishment unless there is a safety concern.
- Elementary school students will have a minimum of 30-minutes daily of physical activity. Recess for 1⁄2 day Kindergarten will be determined at those individual buildings.
- Physical activity can include recess, physical education classes, fitness breaks, active classroom activities, exercise programs, or active field trips.