TUPPERS PLAINS — Promoting wellness in the school district through the use of a Fitness Center equipped with exercise equipment paid for by Farmers Bank is the goal of the Eastern Local Wellness Team.
The center was established in 2010 and is home to a Wellness Team which is composed of staff, students and families, meeting periodically throughout the school year to promote wellness goals, evaluate activities and identify ways to promote health and wellness in the school district. Kristin Dettwiller is currently serving as chairman of the team which utilizes the Fitness Center’s state-of- the-art equipment.
The Eastern District also has a Junior Health Team which is led by Mary Anne Moore, RN, BSN, School Nurse. Each grade level (kindergarten through 12) has two or three students who represent their classes with ideas. The goal is to use their voices to speak out on behalf of their student body. They attend the monthly wellness district meetings.
The Junior Team also meets together as a group monthly to assess wellness projects, provide interventions, evaluate goals, and motivate one another. The mission statement of the Junior Health Team is: “To strive to promote the lifelong physical and emotional well being of our peers through educational outreach while in the pursuit of our academic goals.”
During the 2011-12 school year 17 employees of the district completed the Wellness Team program. They were Patricia Barber, Diana Buckley, Sheila Connolly, Kristen Dettwiller, Bryan Durst, Linda Faulk, Carolyn Hayes, Charles Holsinger, Jacqulyn Janey, Stephen Jewell, Betsy Jones, Mary Anne Moore, Angela Rigsby, Debra Rose, Terri Soulsby, Thomas Spencer and Heather Wolfe.
For more information on the fitness center contact Scot Gheen, 740-667-6079.