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H&W Committee Current & Past Activities

The mission of Sequoia Schools Health and Wellness Committee is to “work to promote education and empowerment initiatives devised to impact students, staff, parents, and community partners through physical, social, spiritual (non-denominational), emotional, intellectual, and environmental wellness.”

Since the inception of the Sequoia Schools Health and Wellness Committee in 2010 on the Sequoia Charter School Horne Campus, a plethora of exciting partnerships have been formed as well as new programs and activities introduced to the campus. We are constantly striving to build new partnerships as well as introduce new and exciting programs and activities to our campus while maintaining existing programs, activities, and partnerships. Our main goal is to remain relevant, viable, and sustainable. Our vision and steady growth has allowed us to revamp our PE program with new equipment and a grading rubric, hold bullying assemblies for our K-6 and 7-12 student populations, refurbish our food and clothing room with the assistance of facilities management, create a coordinated school health plan, draft district wide wellness policies and last but not least, update our Sequoia Charter Horne Campus School Safety Plan.

Partnerships

-Performance One (Olympic Style Weightlifting)
-ReachOut HealthCare America (Dental Assistance)
-Interquest Canine Detection Services
-City of Mesa Transportation Department
-City of Mesa Police Department
-WeeCare Pediatrics (Educating our parents and providing pediatric services for youth)
-Manna Food Bank (Provides weekly food donations to our families in need)

 

Programs

-Student Internship/Co-op Program
-T.H.A.N.X (Think Healthy About Nutrition and eXercise)- After School Program
-PAIDEIA Health Program
-Arizona Game and Fish Dept. State Archery Program
-Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Planning Assistance Program Grant
-United Health Heroes Grant 2012
-SRTS Cycle 6 Non-Infrastructure and Infrastructure Grants

 


Blue Cross Blue Shield Walking Works

Walking & Physical Activity Challenge “Fit For Fall 2016”

Sponsored by EdKey’s Health and Wellness Committee
October 31 – December 10, 2016
www.walkingworks.com

  1. Create a team of 1-10 members and establish team leader & teamname.
  2. Team leader reports team name to your Wellness Coordinator by October 25th (see the list below)
  3. Register online under your team name by October 31st
  4. Begin logging activity on October 31st
  5. All employees eligible to participate, not only BCBS insured.
Two ways to measure your progress:
• Use a pedometer to track steps/distance
• Track physical activity in minutes
Run or Walk

Teams will compete for the most physical activity. All minutes convert to miles (please see the chart below).

PRIZES:
– Top 10 teams with the most average miles per person will receive $25 gift card per person.
– Free pedometer for the first 200 who register
– Top 10 overall participants receive a Fitbit


Exercise Conversion:
Walking: 2000 steps = 1 mile, 15 minutes = 1 mile
Aerobic / Fitness Class: 181 steps/min.
Bicycling: 130 steps/min.
Dancing Class: 109 steps/min.
Hiking: 172 steps/min.
Swimming: 174 steps/min.
Running (12 minute mile): 178 steps/min.
Rowing Machine: 212 steps/min.
Yoga: 45 steps/min.
Pilates: 91 steps/min.

WalkingWorks is a Blue Cross Blue Shield online tracking platform, inviting you to move from “learning about” to “doing something about” your health. You can use time or miles to record your physical activity, then log and track individual progress on the interactive web portal.

Wellness Coordinators
Please submit your team names and any questions to your campus coordinator.

CFAP: TBD

Sequoia Charter Schools Horne Campus:
– Laurie Ainge: lainge@edkey.org
– Christi Shirer: cshirer@edkey.org
– TBD (at least 3 more)

ACAA HS: TBD
ACAA Elem: Steve Goldfaden sgoldfaden@edkey.org

Pathfinder Academy: TBD

Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark: Jessica Murillo: jmurillo@edkey.org

Sequoia Pathway Academy: TBD
Sequoia Pathway Secondary: Rachel Rubright: rrubright@edkey.org

AHA Cottonwood: Leonard Miller: lemiller@edkey.org
AHA Camp Verde: TBD

Sequoia Lehi: TBD

Sequoia Village: Theresa Ledford: tledford@edkey.org

Sequoia Choice Precision School: TBD

George Washington Academy: TBD



Blue Cross Blue Shield Walking Works

Walking & Physical Activity Challenge “Step Into Spring 2016”

Sponsored by EdKey’s Health and Wellness Committee
March 28, 2016 – May 9, 2016
www.walkingworks.com

  1. Create a team of 1-10 members and establish team leader & teamname.
  2. Team leader reports team name to your Wellness Coordinator by March 24th (see the list below)
  3. Register online under your team name by March 28th
  4. Begin logging activity on March 28th
  5. All employees eligible to participate, not only BCBS insured.
Two ways to measure your progress:
• Use a pedometer to track steps/distance
• Track physical activity in minutes
Run or Walk

Teams will compete for the most physical activity. All minutes convert to miles (please see the chart below).

PRIZES:
– Top 10 teams with the most average miles per person will receive $25 gift card per person.
– Free pedometer for the first 200 who register
– Top 10 overall participants receive a Fitbit


Exercise Conversion:
Walking: 2000 steps = 1 mile, 15 minutes = 1 mile
Aerobic / Fitness Class: 181 steps/min.
Bicycling: 130 steps/min.
Dancing Class: 109 steps/min.
Hiking: 172 steps/min.
Swimming: 174 steps/min.
Running (12 minute mile): 178 steps/min.
Rowing Machine: 212 steps/min.
Yoga: 45 steps/min.
Pilates: 91 steps/min.

WalkingWorks is a Blue Cross Blue Shield online tracking platform, inviting you to move from “learning about” to “doing something about” your health. You can use time or miles to record your physical activity, then log and track individual progress on the interactive web portal.

Wellness Coordinators
Please submit your team names and any questions to your campus coordinator.

CFAP: Julie Williams: juwilliams@edkey.org

CFAT: Jevon Lewis: jlewis@edkey.org

Sequoia Charter Schools Horne Campus:
– Cedrick Woodard: cwoodard@edkey.org
– Renee Harper: rharper@edkey.org
– Madeline Smith: masmith@edkey.org
– Anna Rienstra: arienstra@edkey.org
– Debbi Mills: dmills@edkey.org
– Tomara Espinosa: tespinosa@edkey.org

ACAA HS/Elem: JD Lasswell: jlasswell@edkey.org, Anne Birr abirr@edkey.org

Pathfinder Academy: Tara Walton: twalton@edkey.org

Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark: Jessica Murillo: jmurillo@edkey.org

Sequoia Pathway Academy: Aurora Munoz: amunoz@edkey.org

AHA Cottonwood / Camp Verde: Austin Hudson: ahudson@edkey.org, Darrell White: dawhite@edkey.org

Sequoia Lehi: Mary Johnson: marjohnson@edkey.org

Sequoia Village: Kalman Mannis: kmannis@edkey.org

Star Performing Arts: Lynn McConnell: lmcconnell@edkey.org

Sequoia Choice Precision School: Killy Mims: kmims@edkey.org

George Washington Academy: Kathleen Danielson: kdanielson@edkey.org



ENSURE THE WELL BEING OF YOUR FAMILY

Enroll by Dec. 15 EXTENDED TO JAN. 31 for insurance coverage beginning Jan. 31, 2016!

We offer FREE, in-person help near you with enrollment in AHCCCS and/or the Health Insurance Marketplace

Join us:
January 23
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
January 24
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sequoia Charter School
Building 5 – in the gymnasium
1460 S Horne | Mesa, AZ 85204

Call 844.790.4946 or visit http://bit.ly/sequoiahealth for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Click here to see the full flyer


Winners of the 2015 Walking Works Too Inspired to be Tired Contest

Top 5 Teams

Team Awesomeness
1. Team Awesomeness

(Photo for Estrogen Express is coming soon!)
2. Estrogen Express

Moseying Along for the Health of It
3. Moseying Along for the Health of It

Go Go Speed Racer
4. Go Go Speed Racer

Super Vivacious Stars (SVS)
5. Super Vivacious Stars (SVS)

Top 5 Walkers

Beth Kulish
1. Beth Kulish
Super Vivacious Stars (SVS)
Erica Jones
2. Erica Jones
Estrogen Express
Riki Parkhurst 
3. Riki Parkhurst
Team Awesomeness
Theresa Lohr
4. Theresa Lohr
Pink Panthers
Michele Yuhas 
5. Michele Yuhas
Team Awesomeness
 


Blue Cross Blue Shield Walking Works

Walking & Physical Activity Challenge Too Inspired to be Tired

Sponsored by EdKey’s Health and Wellness Committee
October 26, 2015 – December 7, 2015
www.walkingworks.com

  1. Create a team of 1-10 members and establish team leader & teamname.
  2. Team leader reports team name to your Wellness Coordinator by October 23rd (see the list below)
  3. Register online under your team name by October 25th
  4. Begin logging activity on October 26th
  5. All employees eligible to participate, not only BCBS insured.
Two ways to measure your progress:
• Use a pedometer to track steps/distance
• Track physical activity in minutes
Run or Walk

Teams will compete for the most physical activity. All minutes convert to miles (please see the chart below).

PRIZES:
– Top 5 teams with the most average miles per person will receive $25 gift card per person
– Free pedometer and towel once you sign up
– Top 5 overall participants receive a Fitbit
– T-shirts awarded to participants who log consistently for the duration of the program (150 mins. per week)

First 5 teams to register will receive pedometers.


Exercise Conversion:
Walking: 2000 steps = 1 mile, 15 minutes = 1 mile
Aerobic / Fitness Class: 181 steps/min.
Bicycling: 130 steps/min.
Dancing Class: 109 steps/min.
Hiking: 172 steps/min.
Swimming: 174 steps/min.
Running (12 minute mile): 178 steps/min.
Rowing Machine: 212 steps/min.
Yoga: 45 steps/min.
Pilates: 91 steps/min.

WalkingWorks is a Blue Cross Blue Shield online tracking platform, inviting you to move from “learning abut” to “doing something about” your health. You can use time or miles to record your physical activity, then log and track individual progress on the interactive web portal.

Wellness Coordinators
Please submit your team names and any questions to your campus coordinator.

CFAP: Julie Williams: juwilliams@edkey.org, Morgen Wallace: mwallace@edkey.org

CFAT: Jevon Lewis: jlewis@edkey.org

Sequoia Charter Schools Horne Campus:
– Cedrick Woodard: cwoodard@edkey.org
– Renee Harper: rharper@edkey.org
– Madeline Smith: masmith@edkey.org
– Anna Rienstra: arienstra@edkey.org
– Debbi Mills: dmills@edkey.org
– Tomara Espinosa: tespinosa@edkey.org

ACAA HS/Elem: JD Lasswell: jlasswell@edkey.org

Pathfinder Academy: Tara Walton: twalton@edkey.org

Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark: Jessica Murillo: jmurillo@edkey.org

Sequoia Pathway Academy: Aurora Munoz: amunoz@edkey.org

AHA Cottonwood / Camp Verde: Austin Hudson: ahudson@edkey.org, Darrell White: dawhite@edkey.org

Sequoia Lehi: Mary Johnson: marjohnson@edkey.org

Sequoia Village: Kalman Mannis: kmannis@edkey.org

Star Performing Arts: Lynn McConnell: lmcconnell@edkey.org

Sequoia Choice Precision School: Killy Mims: kmims@edkey.org

George Washington Academy: Kathleen Danielson: kdanielson@edkey.org



Blue Cross Blue Shield WalkingWorks Challenge 2015

Blue Cross Blue Shield Walking Works - Take the First Step!

Join the WalkingWorks challenge. Sign up at www.walkingworks.com.

Start Date: April 15, 2015 End Date: May 15, 2015

Contact: Your Health and Wellness Coordinator on your respective campus for more details!! Registration begins April 6, 2015 and ends on April 14, 2015.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Walking Works

Here’s some additional helpful information:
Walking Works Conversion Chart.pdf
Walking Works Participants Guide.pdf

Blue Cross Blue Shield WalkingWorks Challenge 2014

As you all may know and should know our 1st Annual Blue Cross Blue Shield WalkingWorks Challenge was held from September 15, 2014-October 24, 2014 for all Edkey, Inc. employees. The competition was stiff and came right down to the wire for the 1st Annual Challenge considering there were 27 teams with a total of 165 employees participating. We definitely look to expand on that number for our next challenge. All the teams combined walked, ran, biked, weightlifted, swam, etc… to the tune of 24,515 miles. The top 10 teams are mentioned below:

First Place Team:   Phyllies (Sequoia Choice)
Cindy Chleborad, Ja-Queese Dightmon, Phillip Battafarano, Wendy McFarland and Amanda Mackey
First Place - AZDL Phyllies

Second Place Team:
Awesomeness (Sequoia Pathway Academy)
Kim Cacilleri, Jon Gentile, Terry Lynn McGinn, Aurora Munoz, Jill
Pennebaker, Justin Price, Lora Price, Marcela Quiroz, Michele Yuhas
Second Place - Sequoia Pathway

Third Place Team:
 Short Bus (ACAA)
JD Lasswell, Emily Berger, Terrill Massey, Roger Johnson, Dawn McCoy, Karla Biggar, Ellen Berlinger, Jamie Mishel
Third Place - ACAA

Fourth Place Team:
 4. Walka-laka-ding-dong (Sequoia Choice)
Janet Flohr, Ashlie Hancock, Erica Jones, Angel Kerr, Lynn McConnell, Jeanine Newsom, Kelli Pangerc, Christin Pike, Amy Stefanisko, Bayleigh Thayer.

Fifth Place Team:
 Panthers 2 (Sequoia Village)
Robin Beadle, Delia Begay, Teresa Bollschweiler, Yvonne Gisonno, Beth Kulish, Theresa Ledford, Amanda Luptak, Sherra McCracken, Mindy Savoia, Gretchen Swanson
Fifth Place - Sequoia Village Panthers 2

Sixth Place Team: Gnomenators (ACAA)

Seventh Place Team: Gnometasticks (ACAA)

Eighth Place Team: Panthers 1 (Sequoia Village School)

Nineth Place Team: “Stompin Stallions” (Sequoia Charter School)

Tenth Place Team: “Rollin’ With My Gnomies” (ACAA)

THANK EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING AND I HOPE YOU HAD AS MUCH FUN AS I DID!