Western Suffolk BOCES has been awarded three Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) grants by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Bureau of Community Chronic Disease Prevention, State Physical Activity and Nutrition Program, that will benefit health and wellness efforts in local communities. Western Suffolk BOCES and its partner agencies—Vision Long Island, Choice […]Read More
Creating a Culture of Wellness
More than 130 education and health professionals recently participated in a conference on “Creating a Culture of Wellness Where We Live, Learn, Work and Play.” The event was made possible by the strong collaboration among WSBOCES-Student Support Services Center, the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County and Action for […]Read More
Keeping Fit and Active!
Students at LaFrancis Hardiman Elementary School in Wyandanch celebrated a nutrition lesson with physical activities using a parachute. Physical education teachers, under the guidance of PE Director Gloria Ruppert, used the Go-Slow-Whoa parachute that Healthy Schools NY, a project sponsored by the Western Suffolk BOCES’ Division of Instructional Support Services, secured for the school district. […]Read More