LYFORD HIGH SCHOOL “WELLNESS WORKS” OUTDOOR FITNESS

Current $3535
Goal $3224
Lyford High School “Wellness Works” Employee Program has broadened to include the entire school district through Lyford CISD Walking Club.

Share This Project

Donations Closed

School:
LYFORD H S
City:
LYFORD
District: LYFORD CISD

Project Lead

GMRNX3

Donation Goal

$3,224

Project Details

Lyford High School “Wellness Works” Employee Program has broadened to include the entire school district through Lyford CISD Walking Club. All district employees may join for free and walk with a group on designated days, or any day conducive to their individual schedule. The motto is “30 minutes or more is a step in the right direction.” The Lyford CISD walking trail is used by district employees and community members, however, it does not include outdoor fitness equipment. Availability of outdoor fitness equipment will increase potential for district employees and community members to enhance physical fitness.

Partial Funding Plan

If we don’t reach our funding goal…we will continue promoting health and wellness through health fairs, special events and awareness campaigns for district employees and the community. If the funding goal is partially reached, we may request Superintendent and School Board consider funding the balance.

Healthy Activities

October 21, 2014 LCISD Parental Conference & Health Fair: Health Fair booths included information on obesity, stroke awareness, living drug & alcohol free lifestyle, nutrition, Teen Driver Safety, immunizations and much more.
Birthday Blood Pressure: LHS staff members celebrating a birthday receive a coupon for a “Birthday Blood Pressure.” Staff members are encouraged to redeem coupon and be entered into a drawing.
Red Ribbon Week: The theme on Wednesday, October 28, 2014 was “Team Up Against Drugs.” LHS students were encouraged to wear a team t-shirt or jersey. Football throw during lunch promoted physical activity and fun.
Promote Walking Event for Diabetes Awareness: District wide distribution of flyer encouraging participation in the Valley Baptist Diabetes Center’s Walk in the Park on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
Promote Healthy Nutrition: Community members attending the Parental Conference on October 21, 2014 received a box of fruits and vegetables. A total of 5 pallets (175 boxes), were distributed.
In observance of Diabetes Awareness Month in November, all district employees may visit one of three campuses for a free blood glucose screening. The screenings are provided by Lyford CISD Student Health Services medical staff. If an abnormal result is noted, the employee will be referred to their physician for further evaluation.
LCISD FAMILY WELLNESS NIGHT & HEALTH FAIR NOVEMBER 18, 2014: Superintendent Mr. Eduardo Infante welcomed approximately 300 families, booth presenters, volunteers, and fun-fitness demonstrators gathered for a night of free family fun. Over 40 health fair booth presenters provided a wealth of healthy living information. Booths included information on diabetes, stroke awareness, heart health, dental care, vision care, seat belt use, distracted driving awareness, car seat demonstrations, vision care, dental care, flu prevention, medical spa services; medical home provider services, affordable care plan and much more. Blood pressure screenings and flu vaccines were also available. Mini fitness stations included LCISD Athletic Dept. stationary bikes, abdominal strengthening and jump rope. Game stations included bean bag toss and hula hoops. Healthy food samplings were provided and included LCISD Food Service Dept. with whole grain food samples, and Jesse’s Produce with fruit samples and a display of fruits and vegetables. Fun-fitness demonstrations provided by LCISD students and Villacana Gym were the highlight of the evening. The demonstrations included line-dancing by student Derrick Mendoza and the Emerald Stars; Zumba by Villacana Gym; Yoga by LCISD Early Childhood Program; Jump Rope Double Dutch by Lyford Elementary P.E. students and Cross-Fit by Villacana Gym. Students received jump ropes and participated in jump roping sessions. The Emerald Stars provided mini line dancing class and participants joined the Emerald Stars for a line-dance finale. An array of door prizes promoting fun fitness were awarded and included basketball, football, soccer goal and ball, volleyball game set; girls and boys bikes, girls and boys scooters. Grand Prize was a WII Fitness Bundle. This was the first such event hosted by Lyford CISD and was Coordinated by Lyford CISD Student Health Services and LCISD Parental Involvement.