Archive: Social & Emotional Climate

May 16, 2024

MHS Live Podcast – Missouri Local Wellness (LWP) Guidance and Implementation

The May podcast for Missouri Healthy Schools (MHS) featured Barb Shaw, Nutrition Program Coordinator, DESE Food and Nutrition Services, and Ginger Thompson, Nutrition Program Analyst, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. They discussed details on the Missouri Local Wellness Policy (LWP) Guidance and Implementation, covering minimum requirements, collaboration ideas and resources.

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March 9, 2024

School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program

The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2024 for the School-Based Mental Health Services (SBMH) Grant Program, Assistance Listing Number (ALN) number 84.184H. Apply here. Deadline is April 30th…

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February 1, 2024

Missouri Healthy Schools January Podcast

We are excited to announce the kickoff of Missouri Healthy Schools (MHS) Live Podcast, and Episode 1 is nothing short of inspiring! Released on January 31, 2024, this inaugural episode dives deep into the crucial topic of “Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools.” In this engaging episode, a distinguished…

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January 8, 2024

Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2021

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conducts biennial surveys of public middle and high school students to track progress in efforts to reduce health risk behaviors among…

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January 3, 2024

Prominent Philanthropists Invest $23 Million

Funding from Pivotal Ventures and MacKenzie Scott recognizes the critical role of school-based health centers­.SBHA has been awarded $23 million from Pivotal Ventures, founded by Melinda French Gates, and MacKenzie Scott in recognition of our work to expand healthcare access in schools that serve families with the lowest incomes. The…

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November 15, 2023

School Health Data Sharing for Student Success

School nurses can learn to utilize the collection of data to drive the services they deliver and share that data to support the mission of the school, which is student academic success. NASN’s new NCPD program, School Health Data Sharing Across Sectors, presented initially as a webinar,…

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November 14, 2023

The Dreamstarter® Grant Program

The theme for Dreamstarter® 2022 is Social Action. Partnering with the non-profit organization of their choice, Dreamstarters will use their grants to educate, advocate, or engage with their communities or a particular social issue they want to serve. Whether your dream is to address a social, emotional, cultural, physical, or…

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We’ve had such tremendous growth in the building of connections to really support the whole child, getting all aspects of the school district on the same page, and having that common model to support every child.
Amy Ruzicka Bayless Schools Superintendent Discusses Bayless Schools 5-year journey leading to growth in school and staff wellness initiatives, incorporating the WSCC model, and expansion in after-school activities.