Stinson PTA and our School Wellness Team devote time and effort each year to encourage students to pursue healthy lifestyles. Healthy kids are absent less often, experience fewer behavior problems and have an easier time learning while at school.
The Stinson Wellness Team includes our Coaches, Nurse, Counselor, Chef, a classroom teacher and a member of the PTA. This team meets 4 times a year to discuss health and wellness topics for our school, staff and community. In addition, they provide fun, education and fitness programs to address the nutrition and physical activity needs of our students at home and school.
This year’s programs will be posted on the calendar as they are scheduled.
Walk to School Day- October 4th, 2017
Ride your Bike to School Day (Date TBD)
Food Healthy Pack Week- February 26-March 2nd, 2018
Field Day – May 25th, 2018
YEAR LONG PROGRAMS
Marathon Kids – All year long our coaches teach kids the joy in running a distance, up to 4 marathons = 104.8 miles! Many people think it’s impossible, but we have fun. Kids earn Nike rewards at milestones along the way.
1 marathon (26.2 miles): Nike T-shirt
2 marathons (52.4 miles): Nike Shoelaces
3 marathons (78.6 miles): Nike shoe tags
4 marathons (104.8 miles): Nike Finisher Bracelet
Healthy Zone School (HZS) Program – In 2015, Stinson was proud to be selected for the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program sponsored by The Cooper Institute and The United Way of Dallas. HZS recognizes and rewards schools for their healthy practices, and helps physical education teachers increase the health knowledge and physical activity of students to create healthier school environments. Studies show that schools in the program display higher STAAR reading and math scores and attendance rates than those at other public schools in the region.
This year, Stinson was promoted from a “Healthy School in Training” to a “Healthy Zone School” and will maintain that rating for the next three-year period!