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School Health Advisory Council

Research shows that healthy children do better in school - from attendance and behavior to academics and overall performance. The North Lamar ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) works with the district to help school communities support good health and academic achievement.

Mission and Vision Statement

Mission: The mission of the North Lamar ISD School Health Advisory Council is to promote healthy lifestyles and safe school for children by promoting the implementation of coordinated school programs, including Health Education Physical Education Health Services Nutrition Services Counseling, Psychological, and Social Services Healthy and Safe School Environment Health Promotion for Staff Parent and Community Involvement.

Vision: The North Lamar School District SHAC envisions communities where all children feel safe and are healthy, thus promoting successful student achievement.

 

2017 -2018 School Health Advisory Committee

 

Sharmila Franklin - Parent (Chair)
Cole Barker
Brandon Dennard
Amy Haage
Shanon Erickson
Jennifer Elrod
Cassidy Emeyabbi
Justine Wideman
Hannah Clark - student
Austin Exum - student

                      

What is a SHAC?
A SHAC is a school board appointed advisory group of individuals who represent different segments of the community. By law, a majority of the members must be persons who are parents of students enrolled in the district and who are not employed by the district. The NLISD SHAC is made up of parents, community members, and school staff working together to improve the health of all students and families through coordinated school health programs.
What is included in a SHAC program?

Health education teaches physical, mental, emotional, and social topics.

  • Physical education supports physical activity and cardiovascular fitness.
  • Health services provide prevention, early intervention, and management of acute chronic health conditions.
  • Nutrition services offer nutritious meals, and an environment that promotes healthy food choices and support for nutritious education.
  • Counseling, psychological and social services provide consultation and other assistance.
  • A healthy environment promotes a positive physical, social, and emotional climate.
  • Staff health promotion helps staff maintain its health and act as healthy role models.
  • Family and community involvement promotes partnerships that maximize resources and expertise.

A detailed description of these eight components are listed here.

Why do we need a SHAC?
It is Texas law: Title 2, Chapter 28, Section 28.004 of the Texas Education Code .
How can I help?
Become knowledgeable about district efforts to create healthy learning environments.  Work with your school's parent organization and principal to help implement practices that promote healthy lifestyles for our children.  Attend the district SHAC meetings.

For more information contact Cassidy Emeyabbi at 903.737.2081 x 8020 or email cemeyabbi@northlamar.net

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