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Health and Wellness

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Thomas County Schools is committed to developing a comprehensive health and wellness program for our district.  The hope and challenge is to implement a whole-body approach to wellness that will impact our students, our staff, and will spill over into our community at large.  

Lauren Duplantis, PhD

Health & Wellness Coordinator

If you gobble, you will wobble

Make sure to check out the Y's annual "If You Gobble" event along with their Thanksgiving Day Gratitude Yoga.  

 

how students benefit from quality sleep

While it may seem easy to put sleep on the backburner, doing so can cause negative a ripple effect, leading to more serious health issues and even poor performance in school. Investing in a good night’s sleep is actually one of the best things you can do for your grades and your mental well-being.


E-cigarettes and Youth: What Parents Need to Know

Know the Risks: A Youth Guide to E-cigarettes

Click here for the Fact Sheet for Parents

 

If You Don't Protect Your Kids From Vaping, Who Will?

Over 5,700 kids start vaping every day.  Misconceptions, peer pressure and marketing tactics all contribute to the staggering rise. Talk to your kids about e-cigarettes while they're still willing to listen.  Click here for a conversation guide, resources, and more!

 

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The Morning Mile is up and "running" at Garrison-Pilcher and Cross Creek!

Congratulations to all our students who are participating and earning their charms

 

kids yoga

Kids Yoga now offered at the Butler-Mason YMCA

 

Want to live to 100?  Watch more from the Dan Buettner's Ted Talk highlighting the Blue Zones

 

Small Steps Big Strides

Enter the Small Steps, Big Strides Sweepstakes through the

State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP)

 

 

 

Wellness Resources

   

Use this easy tool to get personalized preventive services recommendations for yourself or a loved one.

World AIDS Day

December 1st is World AIDS day and HIV.gov has ways you can take action and spread awareness: http://bit.ly/1Kl6zUc

standing jacket right 

Check out these tips for making a Physical Activity plan for the whole family: https://bit.ly/2pkjQrC

Wellness Committee

Thomas County Wellness Local Board Policy 

Thomas County Wellness Regulations

Local Wellness Policy Progress Report

 

Resources for Staff

Resources for Students & Families

 

Resources for Health & Physical Education