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Health, Safety, & Wellness

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Health, Safety & Wellness

The Orange PTA Health, Safety & Wellness Committee is a collaboration of parents, school and community members who are committed to promoting the welfare of children and youth in the home, school and community. We…

  • Organize and/or support educational forums and programs that specifically address Health & Safety issues/concerns in our schools and the community.
  • Increase communication through parent programs and topical speakers
  • Organize and facilitate health and wellness programs at the schools with the help of volunteer staff and parents.

Events & Programs

Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

Panel Discussion: 
Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:15 p.m. 
Orange High School Auditorium

 

The Orange Schools PTAs' Health and Safety committees are hosting an event on March 3, 2022 that includes a screening of the movie “Angst” at 6 p.m. followed by a panel discussion at 7:15 p.m. to raise awareness about anxiety and how it affects so many people of all ages. More Details

The guest panel will include, among several others, a pediatrician, an Orange Schools psychologist, and an Orange Schools social worker. This free event is open to the public and will be held in the Orange High School auditorium at 32000 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike. Those planning on attending should register by visiting tinyurl.com/njbb4fwk.

The movie may also be viewed ahead of time. A unique link to view the movie will be emailed to those who register prior to the event. “Angst” brings the discussion out in the open and sheds light on getting help. The documentary film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents, and a special interview with Olympian Michael Phelps.

Click to view the Mental Health Support Resources Hand-Out

Angst event flyer

MHS Run Club 
For 4th and 5th Graders

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Friday Mornings • 7:50am – 8:30am
10/1, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29

RUN CLUB SIGN UP SHEET! Register online here!

This club is run by volunteer teachers, staff & parents.

FREE to all PTA Members! Not a member? Join online here

For more information or to volunteer, contact: 

Erin Oakley | ErinOakley180@gmail.com 
Karen Cunningham | karenkoz@gmail.com  
Amy Calderon | amy.michel.calderon@gmail.com 


MHS Yoga Club 
For Kindergarten and 1st Graders

Yoga kids

Join us at the Pepper Pike Park  
Saturday, October 2nd  

10:30-11:15am

Diane Williams, founder of Big Zen Little Zen, will help teach our children the fundamentals of yoga in a fun, mindful way

YOGA CLUB SIGN UP SHEET! Register online here!
 

Please have children bring a towel or yoga mat and a water bottle. 

FREE to all PTA Members! Not a member? Join online here. Registration is required. Space is limited due to Covid.

For more information or to volunteer, contact: 

Erin Oakley | ErinOakley180@gmail.com 
Karen Cunningham | karenkoz@gmail.com  
Amy Calderon | amy.michel.calderon@gmail.com 


Calm Corners at Moreland Hills School

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Every classroom in Moreland Hills School has a Calm Corner

What’s a Calm Corner? A Calm Corner is an area where anyone in the class can go to feel calm or settled.  Schools throughout the country are using Calm Corners with positive results. Many teachers see Calm Corners as a way to help students tune in to feeling and behavior triggers; to take responsibility for their own behavior; and to foster a supportive and composed classroom culture.

Calm Corners can contribute to kids building the important trait of self-efficacy, which is developed when they see that their own actions can lead to real results. Students who regularly use Calm Corners as a positive space can strengthen mindfulness and resilience. And, Calm Corners aren’t just for school – many families in our district are creating space for them at home.

For more information, download our Calm Corner Parent Information Sheet.


Competencies at Brady Middle School

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Focus on Competencies

Last year, Brady staff identified 9 Competencies they deemed essential for students to develop before leaving Brady Middle School to embark on their high school career. They are: Grow, Connect, Persevere, Succeed, Think, Present, Lead, Serve, and Practice Digital Responsibility. Brady Middle School is providing opportunities for students to develop these competencies throughout the school year, with a special emphasis on one Competency each month.

Read more about all 9 Competencies

Health, Safety & Wellness Chairs 2020-2021

Amy Calderon
Karen Cunningham

Erin Oakley