School: St. John the Baptist School
10 South Lincoln
Smithton, IL 62285
Chairperson: Matt Burke
- Professional Development
- Guest Speakers from the SIUE School of Pharmacy
- Guest Speaker from St. Elizabeth's
- Students attending a Health Fair
- Incorporate CATCH into PE classes
- Walk and Talk Wednesdays
- Opportunities to walk on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
- Schedule additional PE time
- Organized recess
- Schoolwide physical activities/competitions
- Family Fit Nights once a month
- Emergency Contact Form Revisions
- CPR/AED Traning for staff and 7th/8th grade students
- Review of Emergency Handbook
- Emphasizing nutrition
- We have offered a tour of our cafeteria with a talk from the lunch coordinator and teacher
- Taste testing science experiment
- Introducing pre-K to CATCH Go,Slow, and Whoa foods
- Formed a Wellness Committee
- Professional development on HIV, asthma, suicide, and injuries
- monthly review of policies
- Walk/Nike to School Day
- Installing security cameras
- Bike Safety presentation
- Catholic Mutual Insurance Walkthrough
- Zumba classes for staff
- Family surveys
- In January 2014, we had five staff members become CATCH facilitators.
- The School of Pharmacy presented about nutrition and medication to the preschool-3rd grade students.
- In the Spring of 2014, a prenatal nurse presented multiple lectures about reproduction.
- The 2nd and 3rd grade students attended a Health Fair at Memorial Hospital.
- In March, we started using the Cooridinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) in PE classes twice a week.
- In the Fall of 2013, we started opening the gym on Wednesdays for students who get to school early, so they can walk and listen to music.
- Students who arrive early, may choose to study or walk any day of the week.
- During the 2014-15 school year, teachers would like to schedule PE for at least two days each week.
- Starting in the Fall, we would like to start organized recess, allowing students to do a CATCH activity or a game that is taught. This will take place on the first day of the week.
- The preliminary school wide physical activity schedule for the 2014-15 school year includes Baseball, Pass, Punt, Kick, March Madness Knock Out, and Staff vs. 8th grade games.
- We would like to hold our Family Fit Nights once a month. These nights include opening the gym for certain activities like Just Dance, Volleyball, or basketball.
- In 2014, we made an official change to our emergency contact form stating that parents must list any medication their child is taking.
- In August, we had CPRD/AED training for our staff and in the winter 7th and 8th grade students will be trained by St. Elizabeth's hospital staff.
- Every Fall, we have students and staff review our Emergency Handbook.
- In January 2014, our lunch staff placed posters in the cafeteria, students were taught nutriton facts, including active lifestyles and healthy foods.
- The lunch coordinator taught students about how food is prepared nutrionally and according to health specifications.
- The taste testing science experiment was implemented by the 8th grade students. The younger students got to try nutritious foods and rate the taste.
- In September 2014, Pre-K started learning about the importance of balanced nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.
- In January 2014, we formed a Wellness Committee that meets once a month and discusses policies
- During the 2014-15 school year, we would like to invite local medical professionals to present information at wellness meetings
- Our School Board Policy Comittee will review policies monthly.
- On May 9th, 2014 we had a Walk/Bike to School Day that we will have once a semester.
- During the 2014-15 school year, we would like to install security cameras at major locations to increase safety at our facility.
- On April 10th, 2014, we had Cycle of Giving do a presentation on bicyle safety to the 3rd-8th grade students.
- Every year, we have a represenative from Catholic Mutual Insurance provide feedback regarding our insurance.
- In January 2014, we started offering Zumba classes for our staff. The classes are offered on-site every Tuesday at a low-cost.
- Durting the 2014-15 school year, we would like to start surveying the students' families about what they would like to know, sharing information in pamphlets at PTF meetings; and adding a health section to the Weekly News & Notes.
We have started to gear all of our school functions/events to have a physical component to them. our Accelerated Rewards Parties now have an active component, such as a dance obstacle course. Our "First Monday Family Nights" are now shifting to "Family Fit Nights". We are more aware that physical activity is a lifestyle, not just a class. We have also changed our policy on emergency forms and are making students and staff more ready for a crisis.