We are one month into our school year. As part of our focus this year, we are highlighting specific programs from the Eatonville Schools SEL Whole Child Initiative this year.

Our continued mission is “Together we commit to inspiring lifelong learners to create a better future. And our vision is “Our vision is for all students to graduate with the knowledge and skills to succeed in our community and the global society. We must inspire, allow innovation, create safe and strong academic opportunities to allow all students to realize success and thrive in the 21st Century workplace.

This mission includes the inclusion of various Whole Child Initiatives including healthy programs. Being healthy includes our commitment to allow children to be curious and use their imaginations.

According to the Center on Developing Child Harvard University, Health is more than merely the absence of disease—it is an evolving human resource that helps children and adults adapt to the challenges of everyday life, resist infections, cope with adversity, feel a sense of personal well-being, and interact with their surroundings in ways that promote successful development. Nations with the most positive indicators of population health, such as longer life expectancy and lower infant mortality, typically have higher levels of wealth and lower levels of income inequality. In short, children’s health is a nation’s wealth, as a sound body and mind enhance the capacity of children to develop a wide range of competencies that are necessary to become contributing members of a successful society.