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Healthy Homerooms

By
Marc Schultz,   Millard North Middle School
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Student Leadership
At Millard North Middle School, we make homeroom a time to promote wellness. Our student ambassadors meet for 30 minutes every day of the week. We promote healthy eating through taste tests. We branch out to other homerooms by sending ambassadors to lead brain breaks or invite them to the gym for up to thirty minutes of activity time to start their day. We also provide homerooms with a weekly wellness idea for all homerooms to use when ambassadors are not available.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

The Program Advisor and student ambassadors work together to choose and develop meaningful activities to be presented to other homerooms. Activities are evaluated and often tweaked to make sure that they are meeting our objectives.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

This season we have learned many lessons about what works and what does not. What is sustainable and what fades away quickly. For the 2017-2018 school year, we will reach out to homerooms right away and get the message about FUTP 60 out quickly. We will also continue to develop our ideas to meet the demands of a world that changes quickly.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Our gymnasium used to be closed during homeroom. It was set up for first period and not utilized. Now we have over 100 of our students active during that time nearly 5 days per week. We also have many activities going on regular classrooms instead of dead time of phone/device time.