Joshua ISD employs a full-time licensed nurse at each of the five elementary campuses, Loflin Middle School, Joshua Ninth Grade Campus/New Horizon High School, and Joshua High School. The nurses insure that all immunization requirements are met, provide vision, hearing and other screenings in accordance with State Law and Regulations, and provide medical care to students as needed. It is the aim of the school nurse to help provide a safe and healthy environment for children to learn at their optimal capacity and provide professional care for those who become ill or injured at school.
The Joshua ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) consists of community members, parents, students, and staff. The role of the Council is to review and discuss practices in the district concerning the education and provisions for nutrition, school health services, counseling and guidance, school environment, and employee wellness. The SHAC meets at least four times per year. If you are interested in becoming a member of the SHAC, please contact Melta Sprinkles, the Director of Student Services, at 817-202-2500, extension 1015.
Edwards Risk Management
sponsors a weekly informational email that is sent to all JISD faculty and
staff. The weekly newsletter shares information to help JISD Staff
improve their health and wellness and to promote safety. Interested employees
can participate in a monthly drawing for a FitBit by answering a quiz question
relating to the article. Starr Heath, cafeteria manager at North
Joshua Elementary, was one of 3 chosen in the February drawing and received her
brand new hot pink FitBit!! We are so excited that one of our employees
was chosen. The Spring wellness campaign, “Nutrition is Power”, began on March
16, 2015. Updates will be forthcoming.
The Joshua High School Food Service Department held a contest for the past month, to see who could lose the most weight. The final results on Monday December 16th, declared the winners.
Carmen DeGracia lost a total of 6.7 pounds. Brooke Fargason came in second place, losing 4.8 pounds. And Debbie Harris finished third, losing 3.9 pounds. Congratulations to these ladies—and all the others who participated. They will continue the race to lose weight and get healthier when we return to school in January. Way to go ladies!