Welcome to Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health!

Coordinated School Health is an effective approach designed to connect health (physical, emotional and social) with learning. CSH improves children’s health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and the schools working together. Oak Ridge School CSH encourages healthy lifestyles, provides needed supports to at-risk students and helps to reduce the prevalence of health problems that impair academic success.

The involvement of parents, families and community is the glue that binds the CSH. Full involvement of these entities as partners in the educational process provides valuable input, increases the commitment of all partners and ensures positive educational and health outcomes.

Coordinated School Health is not a program, but is a systematic approach to promoting student health that emphasizes needs assessment; planning based on data, sound science and analysis of gaps and redundancies in school health programming; and evaluation.

The CSH approach consists of eight major components. By definition, all Coordinated School Health Components work together to improve the lives of students and their families. Although these components are listed separately, it is their composite that allows CSH to have significant impact. The eight components include: health education, health services, counseling, psychological and social services, nutrition, physical education/physical activity, school staff wellness, healthy school environment and student/parent/community involvement.

  • Active Academics – Physical Activity Toolkit
  • Oak Ridge Schools Biggest Loser: Biggest Loser 2017 is underway! You can join anytime from now until the end of the contest! Registration and contest rules are attached above. The cost is $20 and the contest will run through April 5th. Forms are located on the Staff Wellness link of this site.
  • Weight Watchers @ Work: Please contact Meg Evans at RMS if you are interested in joining: mvevans@ortn.edu
  • Coordinated School Health/City Wellness Committee: The committee will be putting together hikes, lunch n’ learns and other community activity events and will be communicated via our CSH Facebook Page and other social media venues. Please like us at @OakRidgeSchoolsCSH!
  • Local Gym Discounts: Please visit the staff wellness link on this page for individual flyers for Workout Anytime, National Fitness Center, and Jazzercise in Solway
  • ORS – City of Oak Ridge Health & Wellness Fair: The fair will take place on Wednesday, April 5th at the Civic Center. We are still ironing out times and will let you know as soon as finalized.
  • Oak Ridge Schools on the Run to STOMP OUT Tobacco 5k: The 5k will take place on Saturday, May 20th at the Grove Center 5k Route. More information to come!