Junior high school is a critical time of growth and development for students. Whether they’re trying to make new friends, join an extracurricular activity or sport, or navigate a homecoming dance, youths within that demographic are full of emotions they might not know how to express or cope with.
Jody Rainey, principal of Homer-Center High School, admits his viewpoint on academics might sound to some a little radical for an educator.
As part of an effort to keep students front and center regarding plans for preparedness, staff at Seneca Valley School District recently participated in the first “Stop the Bleed” training to learn the basics of bleeding control, how to use dressings and how to use a tourniquet properly.
Community College of Allegheny County English professor Stephen Wells started running for exercise 11 years ago because his pants didn’t fit him anymore.
Therapy dogs build confidence and sense of camaraderie in middle school students
This kid-friendly mobile health care unit rolls into New Castle Area School District
Sleep research leads to change in start times and, hopefully, more rest for students
Jump Rope for Heart Week is a fundraiser for heart research, education and emergency care
Wheatland-Chili students raise more than $5k for kids with heart problems
Students experience benefits of daily mindful practices
Pittsford schools team up with YMCA for American Heart Month
Students stay fit while biking through a lesson in American history
Education on self-sustainability promotes school-to-table gardening
Themed races benefit schools for students with special needs
Gaga ball, a safer sport, earns rave reviews at Seneca Valley
Have you ever seen a treehouse in a classroom?
Staff members are exciting about a new method to manage stress
Introducing a new sports team of all-star athletes
Spencerport Central School District puts in work to benefit both employees and employer
Gates Chili Central School District families spend a day at the fair
Thanks to this physical therapist, strong students take up a new practice
Focusing on more than just academic growth in schools
A classroom transformation can influence student behavior while also improving health
The program provides on-the-job training in a real environment
Some movement in the morning brings success in the classroom
Faculty and staff teach a lesson in wellness practices
Penn Yan’s adventure club gives students an outlet to disconnect and de-stress
The school district created a place to remember loved ones lost
Gates Chili Central School District keeps an important tradition
The school district offers fun activities and healthy options year-round
The FBI HOPE Initiative wants to deliver the message of the dangers of heroin
Multiple school districts in the greater Rochester area were off to the races this year
District members and employees use fitness to raise money for local food pantry
A collection of celebrations for healthy minds and healthy bodies
Sarah Williams created the first-ever outline for future Wellness Committees
Two school districts celebrate annual end-of-year events
Christmas break is stressful for busy and working parents. That's why Richard G. Snyder YMCA decided to help out by hosting a day camp for kids on holiday break.
Teachers and other adults in a child's life develop important relationships with children and can be the first to observe changes that could indicate abuse. Professional intervention is critical to a child’s well-being.