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Healthy Schools Summit

March 28, 2019 | Fargo Cass Public Health, Fargo

We are excited to bring back yet another fantastic Healthy Schools Summit to the Fargo/Moorhead area!
Our purpose is to create a culture of wellness by equipping schools with innovative tools to strengthen
the connection between healthy students and improved learning!

This summit is created through a partnership between the South East Education Cooperative, PartnerSHIP 4 Health,
Dakota Medical Foundation, and Fargo-Cass Public Health.


8:00-8:30am Registration
8:30-8:35am Welcome

8:35-9:35am Keynote: Whole Child Focus: It Does Take a Village!
What is the Whole Child Framework? The link between health and learning is well known but how can we act on this knowledge and institutionalize it within our school systems and our classrooms? The art of using data and putting young people at the core of our decision making will be explored in this opening session. [HANDOUT]
School Health Coordinator & Eden Prairie MN School Board Member, Terri Swartout

9:35-9:45am BREAK

9:45-10:45am Keynotes: Teachers of the Year
It's uncommon for a school district to have Physical Education and Health Professionals as Teachers of the Year. West Fargo School District has two and we're fortunate to learn why. Leah and Nicole instinctively know how to educate the Whole Child. They use engagement and social emotional practices as they share life-long skills with their students. Get inspired as you learn what sets these leaders apart. The presentation will include an active participatory circle dance, showcasing cultural and social engagement opportunities.
West Fargo Health & Physical Education teachers, Leah Swedberg & Nikki Peterson

10:50-11:40am Breakout Session #1

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems [ENDS]: What you Need to Know [Melissa Markegard & Jason McCoy]

Plan, Prepare, and Progress Your Physical Activity Program [Nate Hendrickson & Heidi Fisher]

True Food: Fresh, High Quality, Minimally Processed [Ashley Nitzkorski]

Breastfeeding Support at Your School District [Michelle Draxton & Karen Nitzkorski]
11:40am-12:00pm Grab Boxed Lunch & Find Table Topics
12:00 - 12:45pm Swap Shop Your Successes & Bust Your Barriers!
Vaping/Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems [ENDS]
Grant Writing
Adaptive PE Strategies
Active Recess/Classroom
Food Service Topics
Healthy Cooking in the Classroom
12:45 - 1:00pm BREAK

1:00-1:45pm Breakout Session #2
Grant Writing for Healthy Schools [Scarlet Bernard & Cailin Shovkoplyas] [HANDOUT]
In the Zone: Recess & Movement Integration [Tia Esser, Melani Nelson, & Jennifer Noble]

Growing Food for Schools: Farm to School Program from Spartanburg [Dylan Nitzkorski]

Healthy Cooking in the Classroom [Angie Hasbrouk & Nicolle Aukland] [HANDOUT]
1:45-2:00pm TRANSITION
2:00-2:45pm Breakout Session #3
Excellence Academy (Social Emotional Learning) [Nancy Tisor]

Fast Fuel: A New Look at Concession Stands [Kristen Ford]

Light are on, but is anyBODY Home? [Michelle Draxton]
2:45-2:50pm TRANSITION
2:50-3:30pm Closing Activity & Announcements

Keynote Speakers

Terri Swartout

Minnesota Department of Health, School Health Coordinator

& Eden Prairie MN School Board Member

Terri Swartout has a unique whole child view thanks to her role as the School Health Coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Education. Terri has worked in schools as a classroom teacher, has experience working with school districts and local public health departments with the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP), serves as a School Board Director in her home district of Eden Prairie, and is currently working with eight targeted school districts in Minnesota through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant to change the culture of health and wellness among students and staff.

Leah Swedberg

West Fargo Health & Physical Education Teacher

Leah is SHAPE ND Health and SHAPE Central District Health Teacher of the Year and a finalist for the national SHAPE American Health Teacher of the Year. She's also a Nationally Board-Certified Teacher.

Nikki Peterson

West Fargo Health & Physical Education Teacher

Nicole is West Fargo Public Schools Teacher of the Year, SHAPE ND Dance Teacher of the Year, SHAPE Central District Teacher of the Year and a Finalist for SHAPE National Dance Teacher of the Year (announced in April). SHAPE is the Society for Health and Physical Educators.