The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District Wellness Advisory Committee is a team of district faculty, parents, students and community members who are dedicated to ensure each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. The committee is an action-oriented group that makes the implementation of the district wellness policy and other health-related priorities possible.
The mission of the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District Wellness Committee is to provide a Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child approach to physical, mental, social and emotional health promoting innovative learning and skill development as the foundation for academic success and personal achievement, thereby instilling a supportive and health literate climate for all students, teachers, staff, and community.
What is the WSCC Model?
The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child, or WSCC model, is CDC’s framework for addressing health in schools. The WSCC model is student-centered and emphasizes the role of the community in supporting the school, the connections between health and academic achievement and the importance of evidence-based school policies and practices. The WSCC model has 10 components:
- Physical education and physical activity.
- Nutrition environment and services.
- Health education.
- Social and emotional climate.
- Physical environment.
- Health services.
- Counseling, psychological and social services.
- Employee wellness.
- Community involvement.
- Family engagement.
Learn more about the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/wscc/index.htm
Wellness Committee Members:
Wendy Ng, RD, LDN, SNA, CCNP - Director of Nutrition Services
Lea Tabenkin, BSN, RN, NCSN - District Nurse Leader
Maribeth Ting, MSN, RN - Miles River School
Kristen Lazzaro - Director of Counseling K-12
Jamie Hanson - HS Physical Education Teacher
Jim Laselva - HS Physical Education Teacher
Caylan Kenney-Nolan - MRMS Health Teacher