PS8/MS8 was honored to be officially recognized as the Kathleen Grimm School Wellness Council of the Year by the Office of School Wellness and NYC DOE Deputy Chancellor Elisabeth Rose, in recognition of the hard work our committee has done over the past 3 years, and especially our work growing health education programming at MS8 this year. Amazing students from both our lower and middle schools accompanied SLT Wellness Council members and Assistant Principal Caren Gandelman to accept the award on our school’s behalf.
Last year’s School Wellness Council Student of the Year Ian M. has been the motivating force driving 5th grade’s involvement in preparing and planting our lower school front yard classroom; Jake T. led the charge for the 5th grade’s salad planting in the outdoor planters as an extension of their nutrition science unit; Frances B. helped prepare a grant application on behalf of two 5th grade Project Citizen groups to bring a Gay-Straight Alliance to PS8/MS8 next year (fingers crossed!); 7th graders Thalia G. and Pedro E. were leaders organizing student walk-outs advocating for solutions to end gun violence in schools.
There’s so much amazing wellness work happening on both campuses. Want to learn more and/or get involved? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.