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Health and Wellness Academy

Student at Farmer's MarketEl Mirage Elementary School is a Health and Wellness Academy. In addition to our college-bound AVID academics program, our signature program will emphasize health and wellness of the mind and body for all students, staff, and families.

Vision: To empower our students, staff, and community to build strong, healthy minds and bodies.

Mission: El Mirage Elementary School is dedicated to the healthy mind and body of each student. We recognize the importance of academically preparing our students for college and careers, while teaching the skills necessary to become well-rounded, healthy individuals. Through health and wellness experiences, college preparation, and physical fitness, students will achieve their full potential and learn life-long skills for success.

We are beginning the new signature program at El Mirage Elementary School - The Health and Wellness Academy. This program is intended to increase the amount of physical activities our students have before, during, and after school. We will add more sports, teach nutrition, expose them to health and sports-related careers, and integrate healthy lifestyles throughout learning in the school. The purpose of our Health & Wellness Academy is to teach students about life-long healthy habits, and to help them become well-rounded individuals, with healthy minds and bodies. In an age of technology, we aim to increase their physical activity by encouraging them to get outside and play, to eat healthy, be confident in their abilities, and not be afraid to fail and try again.
 
“Physical Fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
John F. Kennedy


Some ways you can teach your children to build a strong, healthy mind, body and soul: 
* 30 minutes of exercise a day, such as a family walk after dinner
* read with each other
* teach them to compliment others
* learn how to make better choices when eating
* eat a healthy breakfast
* get pedometers and make it a contest who can walk more steps in a day
* go to sports events to watch other athletes
* have fun at a trampoline park


Resources for Healthy Minds & Bodies
American Heart Association
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Nutrition
Let's Move
Child Care Aware: Resources for Families
First Things First Early Childhood: Let's Play
Parents for Healthy Kids


Extraordinary Student Experience: 
A student will receive a stellar education that fully prepares them for college and careers, while also building healthy minds and bodies through physical fitness, wellness activities, and social/emotional character building opportunities.