The FWSU Story: Winter Wellness Program Helps Keep Fletcher Students Healthy

An age-old tradition that heats up in the dead of winter is promoting good health and new skills for students in Fletcher. The school’s Winter Wellness Program, which includes outdoor school-based activities as well as skiing and snowboarding at Smuggler’s Notch, aims to promote an enjoyment and appreciation of outdoor recreation, healthy exercise habits and … Continue reading The FWSU Story: Winter Wellness Program Helps Keep Fletcher Students Healthy

Bringing Choice and Connection to GEMS Middle School

This year, the Middle School at GEMS is starting a new initiative to increase opportunities to build relationships and connections during our lunch and wellness time. Each week, students will have choices for their recess or wellness with supervised activities like the walking path, team games, yoga, or dance. Then lunchtimes for groups and clubs … Continue reading Bringing Choice and Connection to GEMS Middle School

The FWSU Story: Fletcher Students Grow Hope by Planting Seeds

Fletcher Elementary School students are growing both hope and vegetables thanks to a collaboration with the Northwest Healthy Roots Collaborative and RiseVT. On May 7, Fletcher Elementary families received packages of bean seeds to be grown at home, along with instructions for inside and outside planting, links to gardening videos, seed sprouting ideas and additional activities for … Continue reading The FWSU Story: Fletcher Students Grow Hope by Planting Seeds

The FWSU Story: Fletcher Students Rise to the Top with Healthy Lifestyles

Students in two classrooms at Fletcher Elementary School have achieved gold status with the wellness group, RiseVT. Cathy O’Brien’s kindergarten class and Kathleen Pellegrino’s first and second graders embarked on a year-long collaboration with the statewide organization to encourage small changes in students’ lives that will have a big impact on their health for years … Continue reading The FWSU Story: Fletcher Students Rise to the Top with Healthy Lifestyles