MNPS Celebrates Wellness Week with 78 schools

Wellness Week is a district-wide initiative created by the School Health Department at Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) that challenges all schools, students, staff and families to remember that their health is important. From May 6-10, Metro Schools focused on different areas of wellness and learning how to incorporate small changes into our daily lives. Each day had a theme with associated challenges, books, resources and lessons for teachers. The themes were, Move it Monday, Treat Yo’ Self Tuesday, Water Wednesday, Thankful Thursday and Foodie Friday. Check out these fun photos from the week!

Thank you to all who participated or supported wellness in MNPS!

  • 256 Teachers signed up online pledging to participate in Wellness Week

  • 78 Schools signed up to participate in Wellness Week

  • 23 “Highlighted Schools” hosted special events with community partners during the week

  • 17 Community Partners participated in events throughout Wellness Week:
    Climb Nashville, YMCA, Camp Gladiator, BodyShock Kidz, Goat Yoga, Metro Nashville Public Library, Mental Health America, MNPS Social Workers, Be About Change, two Metro Nashville Fire Department Units, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital , Everfi, Juvenile Court, Nashville Food Project, Second Harvest, Lipscomb University Dietetic Interns, Small World Yoga

  • One Sponsor Partner : Nashville Health

As a part of the week, schools were challenged to share their photos and activities using the hashtag #MNPSWellnessWeek. Congratulations to the winners!

Grand Prize Winner : Ruby Major Elementary (18 teachers signed up and tweeted 11 times throughout the week). Ruby Major will receive a breakfast luncheon for all staff and $1,000 to spend on health and wellness initiatives provided by Nashville Health.

Runner-up Winners: Will receive $500 each to spend on health and wellness initiatives provided by Nashville Health. Congratulations to Dodson Elementary, Apollo Middle, Haywood Elementary, Shayne Elementary , Amqui Elementary, Buena Vista Elementary and Stratton Elementary!