Adopt a School Program

Thank you for your interest in partnering with MHS to become an ‘adopted’ school. The Adopt-A-School program allows MHS and schools to collaborate on initiatives and programs to educate students and their families on the importance of healthy living. Programming is interactive and emphasizes the importance of exercise, healthy eating, bullying prevention, school nurse support, and access to care.

Adopted schools must agree to host at least two components of the Adopt-A-School program each year. Included in the adoption of a school, the school will receive a nurse kit within the first year as well as health insurance information and educational brochures to provide to families. The school will also invite MHS to participate in either a Back-To-School or parent engagement event.

Applications for the Adopt-A-School program are due by June 1 every year. Schools selected will be notified by July 15th.


Begin the Adopt-A-School Application

If selected the school will choose from the following components of the Adopt-A-School program (click on a title to read more):

 

Rosie’s Rockin’ Recess

An hour long interactive assembly targeted for students grades K-3 which includes: a health presentation by MHS Chief Medical Officer Eric A Yancy, MD, dance contests and exercise demonstrations by RosieRoo, MHS backpacks stuffed with goodies for all contest participants, gift bags for all Rosie’s Rockin’ Recess participants, and financial donation or obstacle course to the school for their athletic program.

 

Bully Prevention Reading Event

Targeted toward 3rd- 5th graders, a reading of an anti-bullying book by MHS Chief Medical Officer Eric A Yancy, MD, pizza party for contest winner’s class, gift bags that include a copy of the anti-bullying book with parent guide, donation of bookshelf and books to school, and a signed bulletin board by students displayed in communityAdditional (and optional) opportunity through our partnership with IN*SOURCE to coordinate a bully prevention workshop the same afternoon/evening targeted for parents titled What Parents Can Do!

 

Healthy Lifestyle Event

Targeted for staff and parents to educate participants on preventable health risks that can be positively impacted through awareness and education by providing: health screenings, exercise demonstrations, food tasting samples, educational handouts, and giveaway.

 

Parent and Community Event

Targeted for the entire school community to provide assistance with planning health fairs, health insurance education and enrollment events and more.

 

Behavioral Health Training Opportunity

Educational opportunities geared toward students in grades 3rd-5th and all school staff. Staff trainings are on behavioral management, helping to prevent suicide, and trauma informed care. The social-emotional learning series for 3rd-5th graders is a 3-part series that covers the five interrelated sets of cognitive, affective, and behavioral competencies that help children more effectively handle life challenges and thrive in both their learning and social environments.

 

Additional Opportunities through Partnership with About Special Kids (ASK)

Educational opportunities for parents and staff. Trainings provide tools necessary to serve as a system of support and reference for school-aged children with special needs.

 

“The support from MHS was exemplary. I was very impressed with the organization of our event, as well as the professionalism of all MHS staff members involved.”
- Respondent, School-Based Health Partnership Survey Report

 

“Your organization has been very kind and generous to our school over the years and has made a positive impact upon our students and staff.”
- Principal William Smith, Farrington Grove Elementary, personal letter

 

Participating School Corporations:

Nebraska Elementary School
Vigo county school corporationCaze Elementary school

Event Video:

This is video shot from a recent Adopt A School event, Rosie’s Rockin’ Recess, that occurred on April 14, 2016, at Key Learning in Indianapolis. The event included an appearance by MHS mascot RosieRoo, as well as the Indy Fuel’s mascot, Nitro the Dragon.

Rosie’s Rockin’ Recess is an hour-long interactive assembly targeted for students grades K-3 which includes a health presentation by MHS Chief Medical Officer Eric A Yancy, MD, dance contests and exercise demonstrations by RosieRoo, MHS backpacks stuffed with goodies for all contest participants, gift bags for all Rosie’s Rockin’ Recess participants, and a financial donation or obstacle course to the school for their athletic program.

Photos from Events:

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