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Leadership groups are in full swing.  The Buff Bulldogs got together on 1/21/2020 to talk about ways to keep our kids more healthy and moving here at school.

Ismile program is very beneficial for our 2nd/3rd grade students. 
Check out these numbers from our 2019 Sealant program.
Thank you Taylor County Public Health!! 

2019 Buff Bulldogs.  This group focuses on health and wellness in our elementary leadership program

Healthiest State Walk 2019

Brain Breaks continue to be an important part of Bulldog days to promote Wellness and Focus
3rd grade students keeping their brains active 

Open House Breakfast Samples 8/22/19

Every Kid Healthy Week April 23rd-26th 2019
We focused on walking/exercising, trying new fruits, and drinking water.  A healthy kid makes an awesome learner!!  Here are some pictures from our week.  

**Wellness Committee Meeting is Wednesday, April 10, 2019 after school in the high school library.  If you're interested in being part of it please let me know. or 712-523-2116.   We love to hear new ideas!!! **

Eat the Rainbow campaign March 17th-23rd, 2019
This is a fun way at home to focus on eating different fresh fruits and vegetables.  The K-5th students are filling out charts on the colors of the rainbow eaten every day for 1 week and will turn it back in for a prize.  It's great for the whole family!!!  
After Eat the Rainbow was complete the following students got some pretty cool prizes for participating:
Todd Ites, Coal Fuller, Brooklyn Davison,
Rylan Davison, Knox Thornton, Realee Weller, Tyla Hardee,
Finn Nicholas, Anthony Pinzino, Danica Matheny, Kloey Langley, Dylan Jackson, D'Gun Jensen, Ally Green, Holly Calfee, Tucker Pearce, Christopher Moore, Ember Ites, Dayne Matheny, Jaxon Tribolet, 
Audrey Calfee and Kaylynn Moore

Celebrating National School Breakfast Week
March 4-8, 2019
Breakfast for lunch on 3/6/19.  They enjoyed breakfast pizza, french toast, fruit, tri tators

Free breakfast K-12 March 4, 2019
A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can!!!! 

Buff Bulldogs Leadership Group: 2019
This group focuses on health and wellness and is ran by Mrs. Jane Lucas

Winter Dance Off 2018

The annual winter dance off took place on 12/19/18 and it was a TON of fun to watch our elementary students show their moves!!!  Not only are they put a lot of work into their songs/dance....they keep moving and giving their brains a break!!  Here are a few pictures.  We had a tie between Mrs. Stream's 5th grade class and Mrs. Lucas 3rd class.  

                                                                         October 2018 is the Healthiest State Month
Healthy Choices Count Campaign
****5 or more fruits or vegetables per day (our lunch program this year is packed with fresh fruits/veggies)
****2 hours or less of recreational screen time per day (take time away from phones, tablets, laptops, TV, video games)
****1 hour or more of physical activity per day (getting your heart rate up)
****0 sugary drinks-drink MORE water (avoid soda, juices, flavored milk, fruit drinks, sports drinks)

We are going to participate in a little challenge between K-5th by keeping track at home on a chart of all of these specific activities for 2 weeks.  After they are finished they will return to the nurse for a prize.  Feel free to join in as a family!!  Keeping each other accountable and on the road to healthy living.  

Thank you to the kids that participated in the "5-2-1-0" Challenge!!  They did an awesome job keeping track of their fruits/veggies, screen time, no sugary drinks and activity!!  So proud of you all!!  For turning in their tracker sheets they got pencils and cinch bags!!  Keep up the healthy lifestyle! Pictured: Lucas Schrodt, Coal Fuller, Realee Weller, Audrey Calfee, Holly Calfee, Adam Swaney, Tucker Pearce, Dylan Jackson, Dayne Matheny, Jordyn Bucher, Todd Ites, Ember Ites, Rylan Davison, Tyla Hardee and Danica Matheny 

Thank you Taylor County Public Health and iSmile for this great reminder about Rethinking your drink displayed during parent/teacher conferences!

Are you interested in being a part of the school wellness committee?  I would like some
input from community members!  If you are interested please let me know!  You can
email me at  Thank you!!

April 9, 2018-Wellness Committee Meeting:
Salena Matheny RN
Emma Sunderman
Theresa Ewart
Dana Nally
Jane Lucas
Vicki Streebin
Michael Irvin
Lorna Bucher
We discussed the current Wellness Policy and new ideas for the future.
-Grab and Go Breakfast
-Farm to School
-Promoting School breakfast
-Taste testing
-Wellness Week with activities daily.  Every Kid Healthy Week-planning for next year. 

Salena Matheny,
Mar 15, 2018, 2:13 PM
Salena Matheny,
Mar 15, 2018, 2:15 PM
Teri Pope,
Mar 15, 2018, 1:37 PM