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
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
Ensuring all students receive as much in-person instruction as possible while maintaining health and safety in our schools has been a shared goal across all FWSU schools since we began our planning for this uniquely challenging school year. Throughout these unprecedented times, FWSU administrators and teachers have continued to prioritize the comprehensive well-being of students … Continue reading Keeping us Whole
Georgia Middle Schools are always looking for ways to stay physically healthy and keep moving. Midday opportunities including offerings like Team Games or Gaga Ball at recess continue to be popular ways many of our students maintain their physical wellness. Physical Education classes are always filled with music, fun, and laughter whether kids are learning … Continue reading GEMS Middle School Students Keep Moving!
“An Active mind cannot exist in an inactive body” Let’s start this two-part blog post with a HUGE shout out to our Physical Education Teachers!!! Woot Woot. This pandemic has brought a lot of new topics into our regular conversation that may not usually be there. School’s across the United States have increased their focus … Continue reading Let’s Get Moving
I write this blog sitting at my 4 year old’s soccer practice. Is she here for soccer skills and to be the next Megan Rapinoe or Mia Hamm? Nope, not even for one second. It’s about the connection. She’s here because of the joy of being around others. The fun, the high energy, and most … Continue reading Reconnecting
I am constantly reminded about the resiliency of our students. Each day they come to school with a positive mindset, a willingness to be flexible, and the skills to adapt to this COVID-19 learning environment. Prior to the start of school, I wondered how students would be able to navigate all of the processes and … Continue reading Never Underestimate Students
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