Meet our Williston Wellness Team:
Coach Giddo - Wellness Champion firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Braune - Williston ISS Coordinator email@example.com
Mrs. Whittington - Williston 6th Grade Social Studies firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Dapper - Williston ESL email@example.com
Mrs. Maguire - Williston Media Center Heather.Maguire@nhcs.net
Mr. Markantone - Williston Cafeteria Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Petre - Williston Counselor email@example.com
Ms. Burnett - Williston Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Brenner - Diversity Garden Coordinator email@example.com
Mr. James - Williston Art Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Wellness Goals
(We have a county-wide nutritional focus this year)
Student Wellness Goals: Educate students about proper nutrition
1- Nutrition education through health classes
2- Integration of nutrition education through cafeteria tours and activities
Staff Wellness Goals: Create caloric balance plans involving nutritional meals
1- Advocating for healthy foods throughout the school
2- Sharing recipes that adhere to the Smart Snack Standards
Community Wellness Goals: Involve the community by maintaining proper nutrition
1- Supporting outside sources of food during school functions by ensuring foods adhere to Smart Snack Standards
2- Maintaining the diversity garden with the help of students, staff, and the community
Be sure to click on the button below to visit our Wellness at Williston Calendar and other information. You can add this to your existing Google calendar to keep up with all wellness events throughout the year.
Shareable link to our calendar: https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=bmhjcy5uZXRfOWxoZ2hrcGsxMm4zbm0zdDk4bWdobGoyZDBAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
Healthy recipe shared resources: https://padlet.com/john_giddo/healthyrecipes
Class signup for a cafeteria tour (please also e-mail Coach Giddo with an advanced notice of one week and must have permission slips signed for the cooking activity): https://signup.com/go/OuacsLg
Your physical wellness isn’t limited to exercise; it includes healthy eating, proactively taking care of medical issues that arise, and maintaining healthy daily practices. Reduce your risk for chronic disease even further by practicing daily stress reduction and sleeping at least 7 hours a night.
Frequent movements during our daily routine
Participate in Teacher Trot, Hoops for Heart, and other physical gatherings
Eat a healthy lunch and finding healthy recipes
When you’re emotionally well, you can identify, express, and manage your full range of feelings. If feelings become overwhelming or interfere with your functioning, seek help. When you feel stressed, down, or anxious, use cognitive-behavioral skills and mindfulness techniques to help keep the blues and anxiety at bay.
Stay in our Resilient Zone by using stress management techniques to stay balanced https://www.traumaresourceinstitute.com/crm
Almost three in four Americans surveyed in a recent American Psychological Association study said they experience financial stress, which can affect people physically, emotionally, and psychologically and result in unhealthy coping behaviors. Financial well-being includes being fully aware of your financial state and budget and managing your money to achieve realistic goals. When you analyze, plan well, and take control of your spending, you can make significant changes in how you save and ultimately how you feel.
Incorporate financial planning seminars during faculty meetings
Just as a flexible body indicates physical health, a flexible mind indicates intellectual health. When you’re intellectually healthy, you value lifelong learning, foster critical thinking, develop moral reasoning, expand worldviews, and engage in education for the pursuit of knowledge. Any time you learn a new skill or concept, attempt to understand a different viewpoint, or exercise your mind with puzzles and games, you’re building intellectual well-being. And studies show that intellectual exercise may improve the physical structure of your brain to help prevent cognitive decline.
Collaborate in our book study involving pedagogy and culturally responsive teaching
Engaging in work that provides personal satisfaction and enrichment and is consistent with your values, goals, and lifestyle will keep you professionally healthy. After sleep, we spend most of our time at work, so ask yourself if your work motivates you and lets you use your abilities to their full potential. If it doesn’t, you may need to re-evaluate how you spend your working hours. Even if you can’t change where you work, you can change your approach to the stressors and challenges you face.
Recognize staff members monthly during staff meetings for advocates of positive behavior
Building a network of support based on interdependence, mutual respect, and trust with your friends, family, and coworkers leads to social wellness. Developing a sensitivity and awareness toward others’ feelings is another feature of social wellness. Evidence shows that social connections not only help us deal with stress, but also keep us healthy.
Enjoy First Friday socials after work
Participate in Teacher Trot
Involve the entire community with our TUFF Wrestling Club
Creative wellness means valuing and participating in a diverse range of arts and cultural experiences to understand and appreciate your surrounding world. Expressing your emotions and views through the arts can be a great way to relieve stress. Don’t let self-judgment or perfectionism get in the way of this important dimension of your wellness. Allow yourself creative freedom to doodle, dance, or sing without worrying about whether you’re doing it well. And take time to appreciate others’ creative efforts.
Creative teaching practices help us to express our pedagogy for all subjects
If you don’t think the environment is part of your wellness, consider this: Evidence shows that air pollution can cause lung cancer, the number one cancer killer in the United States. Being environmentally well means recognizing the responsibility to preserve, protect, and improve the environment and appreciating your connection to nature. Environmental wellness intersects with social wellness when you work to conserve the environment for future generations and improve conditions for others around the world.
Practice energy conservation throughout the building
Manage and maintain our Diversity Garden
You can seek spiritual wellness in many ways, including quiet self-reflection, reading, and open dialogue with others. For the spiritually well person, exploring the depth of human purpose, pondering human connectedness, and seeking answers to questions like, “Why are we here?” is okay. Spiritual wellness includes being open to exploring your own beliefs and respecting others’ beliefs.
Take quiet 5 minute mental breaks
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