MISD Health and Wellness: Making you Aware, Because We Care. Educating, Eating Right and Exercising
To assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the areas of wellness and health education including decision-making concerning positive health choices.
In the fall of 2010,the McKinney ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) was selected to receive the Characteristics of an Effective School Health Advisory Council Award by the Education Service Center (ESC) Region XIII and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) This award showcased districts that have demonstrated and plan to demonstrate their excellence and effectiveness as a School Health Advisory Council in enhancing the health of students, staff, and community members within their local school district.
Because of this honor, McKinney ISD SHAC has been promoted across the state by TEA as a model to motivate other school districts to replicate their promising practices. Additionally, McKinney ISD SHAC was awarded $4,500 to further strengthen the district’s efforts to promote health.
With the award funds, Peter Cribb, The University of Texas School of Public Health, and John Krampitz, Children’s Approach to Coordinated Health (C.A.T.C.H.) Training Specialist, provided training to the MISD campus coordinated health teams in January 2011. The group training of all campuses allowed for support and cohesiveness of the district coordinated health program. The award funding also allowed for the purchase of the updated CATCH coordinated modules as well as training updates of existing CATCH materials.
The training also included Peggy Wittie, Chief Epidemiologist, Collin County Health Department, who presented current information regarding Collin County Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) statistics, methods of prevention and control of the HIV virus. This information may be used in presenting communicable disease processes to students.
What is SHAC (pdf)
What do SHAC’s do? (pdf)
The McKinney ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is currently seeking new members. The SHAC assists the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the health education program utilizing the eight areas of coordinated health. Members of the SHAC include parents, students, community members and staff members.
If you are interested in serving on the SHAC, please complete this application.
For more information, please contact Julie Blankenship, committee chairperson by email or by phone at 469-302-4151 or Kathy Johnson, secretary at e-mail or phone 469-302-4707.
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