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.
JISD Health News
Edwards Risk Management sponsored a “Healthy You/Safe You” (HUSU) Academy to help JISD Staff improve their health and wellness and to promote safety. Interested employees just signed a commitment indicating their willingness to try to be a little healthier for 3 weeks. There are 3 categories—Move More, Eat Well, and Stress Less. Employees could participate by doing one category, two, or trying to do all three. In addition to the benefits of feeling better, Edwards Risk Management gave each participating employee a t-shirt.
The Spring HUSU (Healthy U, Safe U) Academy began on Monday, January 27 and ran for five weeks.
Congratulations to Staples Elementary—the winners of the spring Healthy You Safe You Academy!
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!