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.

For the 2020-2021 school year, Oak Ridge schools has three main goals:

1. Oak Ridge Schools will reduce its current childhood obesity percentage.

2. Oak Ridge Schools will implement tobacco/vaping prevention and reduction strategies throughout the district.

3. Oak Ridge Schools will provide students and staff with various programs throughout the year to help manage stress, health and emotions.

Oak Ridge Schools Coordinated School Health is committed to reaching these goals through education, advocacy and action.

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Recent Events:

Staff Wellness Cup Challenge – 2021-2022 School Year

Schools will be competing for a chance to win the Wellness Cup Trophy!  By participating in wellness activities throughout the school year, staff will earn points toward their school/group. The school/group that earns the most points at the end of the year will win the Wellness Cup Trophy. 🏆

The totals as of 11/23/21 are:

1st Place- SAB/IT-2045 points

2nd Place- ORPS-1365 Points

3rd Place- WES- 1205 points

4th Place- ORHS- 750 points

5th Place- RMS- 450 points

6th Place- LES- 375 points

7th Place- JMS-275 points

Wellness Bingo Challenge-August/September 2021

 Staff were challenged to complete a Wellness Bingo Card!  The staff that completed the most challenges won a Free 3 month membership to Gold’s Gym (https://www.goldsgym.com/oak-ridge/) and earned points toward the Wellness Cup.

Annual ORS Turkey Trot- November 16th, 2021 at A.K. Bissell Park

We had 189 PreK- 5th grade runners compete in this event.   Thank you to East TN Orthodontics ( https://www.easttnorthodontics.com/), Gold’s Gym of Oak Ridge (https://www.goldsgym.com/oak-ridge/), IGA Priceless, Kroger, and Walmart of Oak Ridge for sponsoring our event.