Wellness & Physical Education
The O’Donnell Middle School Physical Education Department is dedicated to enriching the lives of our students by engaging them in moderate to vigorous physical activities. Students at O’Donnell are allowed to develop their interest in many different activities. These activities are designed to make them heathier, help them to live longer and improve their cognitive awareness in the classroom. All students at ODMS participate in at least one hour of physical activity a day. This can help them overcome some the health problems that kids their age face today such as: cardiovascular disease, obesity, and even depression. In our physical education classes physical activities are never used as punishment.
We incorporate a health and wellness program that is designed to further improve the well-being of our students. Our campus uses a health education curriculum planning guide to apply through a progressive and developmentally appropriate curriculum. Nutrition education and a bullying curriculum are also provided for all grade levels through our catch program.
Here at ODMS we have community fun runs and health fair to further enhance the well-being of the community. We encourage lifestyle changes by providing healthy food choices and time for walking. The district provides health screening and other services for our employees’ healthy lifestyle.
ODMS provides in-school health services from our nurse who is accessible for students and employees during normal school hours. The nurse’s office administers first aid to and monitors the sick or injured on campus. Here at ODMS we have an emergency management team of which the nurse is a member of. The ODMS nurse helps identify health and safety concerns within the ODMS school environment.