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
  • November 9, 2017 – School Health Advisory Committee Breakfast – SAB Conference Room starting at 7:15am
  • November 9, 2017 – Annual ORS Turkey Trot – 4-6pm @ RMS.
  • November 16-22  – Tennessee Partnerships for Success 2017-18 Student Survey    Good afternoon 10th & 12th grade parents:Oak Ridge Schools are taking part in a study sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Division of Substance Abuse Services (DSAS). The study is about alcohol, drug, and tobacco use among middle and high school students throughout Tennessee. We want to use the data to better serve our students, schools and community to prevent drug use/abuse.We would like your child to take part in a survey that asks a number of questions about tobacco, alcohol, and drug use and school safety. All students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 who attend your child’s school are being asked to voluntarily complete the paper-and-pencil survey. The survey will be done in physical education class and takes about 40 minutes to complete. A teacher will be there to help answer any questions. Jefferson Middle School will be taking the survey in PE class on November 16th & 17th.  Robertsville Middle School will be taking the survey in PE class on November 20th & 21st.   Oak Ridge High School students will be taking the survey in their 1st period class between the dates of Thursday, November 16th – Tuesday, November 21st.Taking the survey will cause little or no risk to your child. The only potential risk is that some students might find certain questions to be sensitive. A school counselor or other school staff will be on hand to deal with any concerns your child may have. A copy of the survey can be found at the link on this website in case you would like to review the survey before opting out. If you DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE, please contact Jenifer Laurendine at 865-425-9028 or via email at jllaurendine@ortn.edu. A copy of the survey can downloaded here: Partnership for Success Survey
  • November 29 –  Please make plans to attend the community presentation “Chasing the Dragon- Understanding the Opioid epidemic in our community” on Wednesday, November 29th at RMS auditorium! The presentation starts at 6 and will be followed by a Q & A session with community experts! This is a free event!

Coordinated School Health Hosts 3rd Annual STOMP OUT Tobacco 5K


Over 55 runners from Oak Ridge, Morgan, Roane, Anderson and Knox County came out Saturday, May 20 to participate in the 3rd Annual Oak Ridge Schools STOMP OUT Tobacco 5k. The focus of the event was to encourage physical activity throughout our community while raising awareness to the dangers of tobacco use.

Jacob Price of Oak Ridge was the first place male overall winner with a time of 21:24.9. The female overall winner was Amanda Seal of Knoxville with a time of 25:09.9.

The 5k took place on the Grove Center Course that started at Randolph Road. ASAP of Anderson County and Premiere Martial Arts set up at the registration site to provide information regarding their agencies. Breakfast items and water were provided by Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health partnership with Anderson County Health Department. Chick-Fil-A was also on site to provide fruit cups to the first 50 participants to cross the finish line.

We would like to thank all of the participants who came out to support our program. We would also like to thank our sponsors, Anderson County Health Department, Healthier TN Communities #activeandersontn, ASAP of Anderson County, Chick-fil-A, Thredz of Knoxville and Oak Ridge Track Club. The generosity of our sponsors allowed all Oak Ridge School students and employees to participate free of charge.

We would like to thank Tom Sauer, Reagan Beard, Katie Bolling, Michael Laurendine, Adam Guinn, Dorn Kile, Morgan Paul, Joshua Scott, Officer Criswell and the other members of Oak Ridge Police Department for volunteering their time Saturday morning.

Tennessee Coordinated School Health connects physical, emotional and social health with education through eight inter-related components. This coordinated approach improves students’ health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools working together. Coordinated School Health works with many partners to address school health.