Kennedale ISD Wellness Promotion
Kennedale ISD is committed to the development of every student. KISD believes in order for students to achieve personal, academic and developmental success, we need to create a positive, safe, and health-promoting learning environment throughout the school year. Below is a list of activities that demonstrate our desire to promote and nurture health and wellness through education, services and events. Your student’s campus administration can provide more information on these programs.
A planned K-12 curriculum that addresses the physical, mental and emotional, social dimensions of health.
- Play It Safe Program
- Safe Date
- Health class elective at Jr. High level
A planned K-12 curriculum that provides cognitive content and learning experiences in a variety of activity areas, such as basic movement skills.
- Physical Education classes
- After-School Intramurals (Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball,……..)
Services provided to improve students’ mental, emotional, and social health. These services include individual and group assessments, interventions, and referrals.
- Backpack Program
- Tree Lighting Ceremony – Community Outreach for KISD Counselors
- Clothes Closet Donations
- Parent Education Nights
- Parent Night for Play it Safe Program
- Pregnancy Program to assist pregnant students to remain in school.
- JFD Thanksgiving Food Drive
- Monthly Character Trait Awards (Elementary)
- Monthly Guidance Lessons
- Red Ribbon Week
- Annual Food Drive
- Angel Tree facilitation
- Career Day
Services provided for the students to appraise, protect and promote health.
- Fantastic Teeth Dental Program - All Elementary Campuses
- KISD nurses conduct annual hearing and vision screenings for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first, third, fifth and seventh grade students. (All 504 and SPED students.)
- KISD nurses conduct annual Acanthosis Nigricans screenings (diabetes marker) for first, third, fifth and eighth grade students.
- Tarrant County Public Health Immunization Outreach: Each Spring an annual shot clinic is held at Arthur.
- Each campus has a CPR/AED staff member who are certified.
- KISD nurses conduct annual scoliosis screenings for KISD 5th and 8th grade students.
- KISD participates in the Tarrant County Back to School Round Up, which provides qualifying pre-kindergarten through intermediate students with free school supplies, free health/vision/dental screening, immunizations, and haircuts.
- All fifth and sixth grade students receive educational information about hygiene, growth and development.
- Homeless Services – including but not limited to Free Lunch Program, clothing, counseling, and access to public services.
- One on One Health Counseling/Teaching to staff and students at high school.
Access to a variety of nutritious and appealing meals that accommodate the health and nutrition needs of all students. School nutrition programs reflect the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other criteria to achieve nutrition integrity.
- Child Nutrition Website provides a monthly Newsletter, which provides healthy recipes and wellness information.
- Taste testing in cafeteria: Students are chosen to participate in taste testing for new menu items.
- Nutrition information is provided on the CN website and through a phone app.
- School Breakfast and Lunch Week are celebrated districtwide.
- Posters and Bulletin Boards promoting health and nutrition are displayed in all cafeterias.
- The district adheres to the USDA’s nutrition guidelines regarding food fundraising and distribution of snacks and meals to students throughout the school day.
- The Child Nutrition Department encourages students to eat breakfast in the cafeteria during National School Breakfast Week by providing one new item daily to try free of charge.
- Fresh produce provided during student breakfast and lunch.
- Second Chance Breakfast
Healthy School Environment
The physical and aesthetic surroundings and the psychosocial climate and culture of the school. Factors that influence the physical environment include the school building and the area surrounding it, any biological or chemical agents that are detrimental to health, and physical conditions such as temperature, noise and lighting.
- Districtwide Annual Red Ribbon Week Campaign promoting education regarding the dangers of drug and alcohol use.
- PAL/Peer PAL – mentoring program
- Burleson Friends Festival for students with low-incidences disabilities.
- GRIT - promoting students to do their best
- Districtwide mandated staff training for various intervention strategies such as, suicide prevention, blood borne pathogens., EpiPen/food allergies, CPS training.
- Friends for Life Program
Health Promotion for Staff
Opportunities for school staff to improve their health status through activities such as health assessments, health education and health related fitness activities.
- Annual flu shot clinic
- CPR/AED training to staff
An integrated school, parent, and community approach for enhancing the health and well-being of students.
- JFD PTO Family Game Night
- Patterson Fall Festival Fun Run
- KHS Band Spaghetti Dinner Night
- KHS Pancakes with Santa
- Delaney Pancake Supper & Literacy Night
- KHS Blood Drive in the Fall and Spring
- Family Literacy Program
- Parent Chromebook Education Night
- Math/Science Night
- Arthur Intermediate Christmas Around the World Reading Night
- Arthur Intermediate Parent Social Media Training
- Arthur Intermediate Walk your students Schedule Event
- 5th Grade Camp Grady Spruce Trip