Jackson R-2 School District

Staff Wellness

Staff Wellness Programs and Information

The 2017-2018 Live Healthy Program is coordinated by Ellen Gipson, MA, RDN, LD. If you have any questions please contact her at egipson@jr2mail.org, or (573) 318-5649.

Rules for Fall Shape UP 

Contest dates: September 11 - October 22, 2017

All participants earn 15 Live Healthy Points!

  1. Form a team of 2-4 people (see division categories below). Individuals can participate on one (1) team only. Total points will be divided by the number of team members.
    Teams should designate a team captain to encourage participation of members and log weekly totals (on a Google Form). Brainstorm on a clever and unique team name!
  2. Team captains - sign up your team members here
    Divisions consist of:
               I.   Employee only
      II. Employee/ Spouse or significant other
      III. Employee and their school aged child(ren)
  3. Earn points in any or all categories:
    Cardio 1
    Cardio 2
  4. Each week the team captain will calculate the team's average points (add up each team member's individual weekly total points and divide that number by the number of team members.). Please keep a backup record of your team’s totals just in case data on the Google spreadsheet is somehow compromised. The team captain will be allowed access to the Google Sheet and will input their team’s average points each week. The team captain will keep the team informed and motivated!!!
  5. Teams that do not input the previous week’s points by Wednesday at noon EACH WEEK will be disqualified from receiving any final prizes.
  6. Awards will be given to the top 2 teams in each division. 
  7. Teams losing a member during the contest (for legitimate reasons like health, relocation etc) must replace that team member.

    Fall Shape Up Point System

Active GroupEarn 5 points per day for these activities

Playing a minimum of 9 holes of golf- walking
Strength training with long breaks between sets (min.of 20 minutes)
Stretching/Pilates/Gentle Yoga (min. of 20 minutes)

Cardio Category #1: 5 points for first 20 min (which is the minimum time for all activities), then 1 point for every 5 minute after               

Skating/Roller Blading
Intense yoga or pilates class
      Example: 40 min. Bike ride would be 9 points

Cardio Category #2: 10 points for the first 20 min., then 1 point for every 5 minutes after (20 minutes of continuous (same activity) is the minimum time to count points)

Cardiovascular group exercise class 
Vigorous use of cardiovascular equipment (includes stair machines, bikes with arm movement, elliptical trainer, rowing machines)
Jogging/ Running
Basketball (full court)/ Soccer
Circuit Workout/ Intense Weight Lifting/ Body Pump or similar weight lifting class
Spinning/ Cycling class
Zumba class or any high intensity aerobics class
Example: Running for one hour= 18 points

Nutrition: Earn up to 10 points per day

5 servings fresh, frozen, or dried fruits and/or vegetables (1 point/ ½ cup serving - max 5 points).        - One serving is ½ cup; medium size fruit or vegetable
Six 8 oz. glasses of water (5 points per day)                                                                                                                                                                             
Example of team. John Doe has 125 points, James Green has 140 points and George Jones had 150 points. The week total is 415, divided by 3 equals 138.3 (Round down to 138). The team captain will enter this number in the spreadsheet for the week.

Winners will be determined based on the average points per team earned during the contest period.

Awards will be given to the first & second place team in each division

All-levels Yoga

Cost: FREE

Monday's 5-6pm. October 16 - November 13. 

AIT building (444 W. Jefferson. Jackson, MO 63755.

 A all-levels yoga class taught by Jackson R-2's own, Kara Brown. Earn 2 points per class for a total of 10 Live Healthy points for all 5 weeks. 

Maintain Don't Gain

Cost: $5.00

Weigh in the nurse's office on Dec. 6, 2017.

Weigh again (same nurse office, same scale) on Jan. 3, 2018.

If you maintain (or lose) your weight, you will get your money back. If you gain, the money will be put in the Jackson Employee Wellness Fund for other program prizes.
Earn 15 points if you participate.

Personal Live Healthy Challenge

Hey everyone! It's that time of year again! Are you ready to set goals to improve your health? If so, please print out and complete the contract below and get ready to work!

The dates for this challenge are Jan. 10 to Feb. 20, 2018. Choose two (or more) fitness and/or nutrition goals to create a personalized challenge that helps you reach your health goals. There is a $10.00 deposit for participating in the challenge.

If you are successful in reaching your goals, you will receive your money back, but if you are unsuccessful the money will remain in the Jackson R-2 Wellness Fund. You will receive 15 points in you Live Healthy book for participation, and if you meet your goals, you will receive an additional 15 points.