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The Year of the Whole Child videoconferencing and webinar professional development opportunities

The following information was distributed through the TEA School Health and Safety LISTSERV. Please share with appropriate staff in your district.

The Year of the Whole Child videoconferencing and webinar professional development opportunities provides school districts, partner agencies and associations with tools and resources to strengthen their focus on implementing coordinated school health programming by garnering the support of administration, community, governing bodies, and parent groups. Counselors, school nurses, health and physical education teachers responsible for implementing school health policies and programs will find the professional development content educational, motivating, and refreshing as we connect our essential functions to the academic success and lifetime achievement of our students.

Please register for the videoconference (TETN) with your Education Service Center’s School Health Specialist or register for the webinar at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/799731738.



Coordinated School Health: The Whole Child
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST

8:45-9:00                     School Health Advisory Council Requirements
                                    Anita Wheeler, Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and Marissa Rathbone, Texas Education Agency

9:00-9:15                     Get To Know Your Texas School Health Advisory Council (TSHAC)
                                    Jan Hungate, TSHAC Member and West ISD Assistant Superintendent

9:15-9:30                     Model SHACs from Across Texas – At Your Fingertips
                                   Marissa Rathbone and Anita Wheeler

9:30-9:45                     The Work of SHACs: Identifying Evidence-Based Programs
                                   Kelly Reed-Hirsch, Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services (HCPHES), Houston

9:45 -10:00                  SHACs Supporting Wellness Policies
                                   Amanda Hovis, Texas Department of Agriculture

10:00 -10:15                Inside a SHAC – Hays CISD                                     

                                    Whitney L. Self, Curriculum and Instruction, Chapa Middle School


10:15 – 11:15               SHACs Driving Data Collection – FITNESSGRAM Update
                                   Texas Education Agency Staff

11:15-11:30                 Q & A



ACTIVE Life is excited to announce the call for presenters for the It’s Time School Summit being held in San Antonio, TX on June 25-26, 2012.

Please visit the Its Time School Summit website to complete an application. Additionally, you may send the name, organization, and, if possible, the contact information of anyone you would like to recommend as a presenter to pat@activelifehq.org



Thank you for your commitment to serving Texas students.

Health and Safety Staff, Division of Curriculum, 512-463-9581


Marissa Rathbone – marissa.rathbone@tea.state.tx.us


If you have questions please contact Cheryl Myers (cheryl.myers@esc13.txed.net) at ESC Region XIII.

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