The Step Up for School Wellness program through Building Healthy Communities awarded Adelle Banister, a Williamston High School physical education teacher, a $3,000 grant.
The health department received $1,000 and the physical education department was awarded $2,000 from the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association.
The grants will serve
The physical education department used the money to cover curriculum, training and class materials on social-emotional health and wellness. “Especially with the pandemic going on, I will take all the information I can get regarding the SEL, social-emotional learning curriculum,” said Banister, “We got the step-up boxes and the exercise bands, and some things that we just didn’t have access to right now.”
The physical education department used funds to purchase the school new equipment and materials for conditioning and training.
Olivia Santelli Curriculum from the training will be applied here in Adelle Banister’s health education classroom. Student mental health
Williamston prioritizes student well-being alongside providing recognized education. “Williamston High School is devoted to the development of 21st-century learners and global citizens while focusing on the physical, social and emotional growth and support of all students,” said Principal Steven Delp in his welcome.
The staff and administration know how important student mental health is to succeed. “It’s a very heavy topic.