Public Health Awareness Day-November 28, 2012
ACCE hosted its second Public Health Awareness Day on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. This event had over 30 speakers from various public health disciplines come and talk with both middle and high school students. Each session was thirty minutes and then the students would rotate to another session. The high schoolers rotated all day, whereas the middle school had afternoon sessions. The Science team created an introductory lesson and then a closeout lesson. One of the themes of the day was nutrition. Every student attended an interractive session that discussed how our students could eat better and where they could access healthy food. Representatives that talked about nutrition came from Agritopia, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore Health Coach, and Total Healthcare. The Science team created an introductory video which can be found here:
Nutritional Feast-December 18, 2012
As a way to close out learning about organic compounds and their roles in our lives, the Biology students host an annual "Nutritional Feast". This feast project forces the students to make a nutritional dish and analyze what it is made of and if it is good for our health. This is heralded as one of the favorite projects of the year and students learn alot about what they put into their bodies.
Staff Biggest Loser Competition-January 16-March 19, 2013
The staff at ACCE have a strong desire to get healthier and live longer lives. As a way to support this movement, ACCE started the biggest loser competion in the spring of 2012. This year the competition took place for 10 weeks after Christmas break. Staff members weighed in weekly at the nurse's suite. Several staff members who were not trying to lose weight assisted by acting as personal trainers or life coaches.The trainers were as follows: Ms Gambino for yoga for weight-loss, Ms. Blaushild for zumba, Ms. Redding-Parris for line-dancing, Mr. Goisovich for personal training, and Ms. Montgomery for running. Ms. Montgomery also passed out healthy snacks such as yogurt, hummus, and carrots as weekly treats for the participants. Healthy recipes were sent out and a support group was formed by the school social worker Ms. Sowers. Overall 44.75 pounds were lost by the 7 left standing at the end of the 10 weeks.