The mission of the Neenah Joint School District's Wellness Education Department is to educate minds, develop healthy bodies, and promote positive attitudes toward lifetime physical activity, fitness, and sport skills. With a quality wellness education program in place, each student with be empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to make responsible lifestyle choices that will directly impact his/her health and well-being.
Wellness education is based upon the gaining of knowledge, physical fitness, motor and social skills, and positive attitudes. All activities are based upon a designed progression of skills to develop sportsmanship and the understanding of the importance of physical activity now and in the future.
All students are integrating technology utilizing pedometers, heart rate technology, and Polar TriFIT fitness assessment software. This software incorporates technology to accurately evaluate student fitness levels. The TriFIT uses technology to measure body composition, muscular fitness, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness. Students will receive personalized health and fitness portfolios. Students and parents will receive trend reports on their student's health-related fitness.
NJSD Health Education
The Neenah Joint School District Health Educator's mission is to develop lifelong healthy individuals. A healthy individual is proficient in acquiring, understanding, and demonstrating essential health knowledge. They are able to use resources and services to enhance their overall well-being. Healthy individuals will be able to comprehend concepts associated with health promotion and disease prevention, along with recognizing the importance of mental health and interpersonal communication skills to reduce health risks. Students will be able to integrate that knowledge inter personal health-related attitudes, behaviors, and make health and wellness an individual priority throughtout their lifetime.