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Wellness in our schools

In the School District of Lancaster, we believe that Health Education promotes health literacy by providing well-rounded, comprehensive, and ongoing learning opportunities for K-12 students. We are committed to supporting life-long healthy behaviors essential for emotional, mental, physical, safety and social well-being.

Board Policy 246: School Wellness

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Why wellness?

Individuals who are health literate are more likely to …

  • obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions
  • learn and participate fully in the educational learning process
  • incorporate decision making skills needed to identify, implement and sustain health-enhancing behaviors


Benefits of physical education

Physical education develops students’ knowledge, skills and attitudes for leading a healthy and active lifestyle. 


Individuals who are physically literate are more likely to …

  • move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities.
  • learn and participate fully in the educational learning process.
  • demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
  • apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
  • demonstrate knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.