Coordinated School Health

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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
  • We would like to thank East TN Children’s Hospital & Project Adam for working with us to provide our annual AED training and drill! Thank you for helping us keep our students and schools safe!
  • January 31, 2018: UT Mobile Mammography Unit will be in the School Administration Building parking lot located at 304 New York Avenue. Insurance is filed for each participant. Some BCBS insurance plans cover 3D Tomo after applying to the deductible. If questions about your BCBS coverage, call your BCBS customer service number on the back of your insurance card. Women age 40+ without insurance, call to qualify for grant funding. To schedule an appointment please call the UT Breast Health Outreach Program at 865-305-9753.
  • January 22 – 26: National Drug Fact Week
  • January 31, 2018: UT Mobile Mammography Unit will be in the School Administration Building parking lot located at 304 New York Avenue. Insurance is filed for each participant. Some BCBS insurance plans cover 3D Tomo after applying to the deductible. If questions about your BCBS coverage, call your BCBS customer service number on the back of your insurance card. Women age 40+ without insurance, call to qualify for grant funding. To schedule an appointment, please call the UT Breast Health Outreach Program at 865-305-9753.
  • February 5 – 9: Quittin’ Time in Tennessee
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018: Oak Ridge Schools Stomp Out Tobacco 5k – 8am @ Melton Lake Park
  • TBA – Youth Mental Health First Aid Training – this 8 hour training is open to parents and community members. It is a free training and lunch is provided. More information to come!
  • Wednesday, May 16: Oak Ridge Schools – City of Oak Ridge Wellness Fair

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.

2017 Turkey Trot

Oak Ridge Schools and the Office of Coordinated School Health hosted the Annual Oak Ridge Schools Annual Turkey Trot November 9 at Robertsville Middle School. It was a beautiful afternoon, and the weather was perfect. We had some visitors from Chick-fil-a and the Oak Ridge High School Dance Cats were present to cheer on our 218 participants!

The winners in each group are as follows:

    • Pre-K-1st grade: (97 total participants)

    • Girls: 1st place: Aisa Stewart K – 2:57, 2nd place: Lyric Fletcher 1 – 3:26, 3rd place: Claire Stevens PK – 3:34
    • Boys: 1st place: Andrew Newton 1- 2:44, 2nd place: Graydon Calder 1- 2:46, 3rd place: Tommy Meredith 1 -na

2nd & 3rd grade: (62 total participants)

    • Girls: 1st place: Vivian Sullivan 2-7:52, 2nd place: Shenodoah Weber 3-8:42, 3rd place: Shelby Lee 3-8:50
    • Boys: 1st place: Dallin James 3-6:39, 2nd place: Andy Hutson 3-6:50, 3rd place: Ethan James 3-6:53

4th & 5th grade: (59 total participants)

  • Girls: 1st place: Hayven Laurendine 4-6:49, 2nd place: Hanna Pelletier 4-7:13, 3rd place: Edie Weston 5-7:14
  • Boys: 1st place: Adam Weston 4-6:07, 2nd place: Troy Welch 5-6:13, 3rd place: Connor O’Neil 4-6:21

We would like to take the time to thank the following sponsors and volunteers for making this event a continued success: Anderson County Health Department & #ActiveAnderson campaign, Oak Ridge Track Club, Chick-fil-a, Threds of Knoxville, ASAP of Anderson County, East Tennessee Orthodontics and the Doubletree of Oak Ridge.

Special thanks to Robertsville Middle School Principal Garfield Adams, Assistant Principal Dr. Tonya Childress and Athletic Director Scott Hinton. Thanks to Dr. Larrissa Henderson, Marcia Rose, Mr. Bruce Lay, Ed Wright, Tom Sauer, ORHS Dance Cats, Janet Easterday, Steve Reddick, Jeremy Russell, Michael Laurendine, Shonna Kidwell, Jill Prudden, Bevelene Wallen, Reagan Beard, Dorn Kile, Morgan Paul, Stacey Pratt, Kathy Scruggs, Lindsey Verner, Becca Therrien, Roger Ward and Lisa Downard.

We would also like to thank Linden/RMS parent Tara Kneiser for capturing this event and providing the beautiful photography. One of her pictures from the 2016 Turkey Trot was used on the 2016-2017 Tennessee Department of Education Coordinated School Health Annual Report.

Additional thanks to the student volunteers who helped with registration, t-shirts, finish/start line and pacing the course for each race: Michael Holbrook, Matthew Holbrook, Kyle Garrett, Jacob Norris, Lauren Young, Kayla Chambers, Sydney Dunaway, Madison Lane, Teneia Harris, Emily Huffman, Reagan Mayton, Josie Fellers, McKayla Gibson, Kat Laffoon, Jaiden Weston, Joey Weston, Manuel Cruz, and Cole Martin.

Due to the amazing growth of this event, we will look into changing locations to accommodate, parking, restrooms, etc. for the 2018 event. Please be sure to check the Oak Ridge Turkey Trot Facebook Page for pictures of this event and updated information! If you have any questions about the Annual Turkey Trot or Coordinated School Health, please contact Jenifer Laurendine at jllaurendine@ortn.edu or at 865-425-9028.