School District of Crandon
Student Focused Health Fair
On Friday, May 6, 2016 the School District of Crandon Health Advisory Council hosted the second annual Student Focused Health Fair, an active day full of health and safety tips for students grades 4K-12. Approximately 490 elementary students, 195 middle school students and 230 high school students were able to attend age appropriate booths related to Health & Wellness (Physical Activity, Nutrition, Mental & Emotional Health) and Risky Behaviors (AODA, Tobacco, Reproductive Health & Safety).
Specific vendor booths included:
Healthy Nutrition Head to Toe, Crandon School Kitchen
Gardening, Forest County Health Department & UW Extension, Forest County
Booster Seat & Seat Belt Safety, Parsons of Antigo, Eagle River and Crandon
First Impressions Oral Health, First Impressions
Smoking Stinks, Don’t Start, Blackwell Job Corps
Ready, Set, Read!, Crandon Public Library
Sun Safety, Ties That Bind Us
Spin Smart Nutrition, Ministry Medical Group - Pediatrics
Healthy Relationships, Tri-County Council on DV/SA
Reproductive Health & Safety, Newcap
Be Smart, Don’t Start, FCP Community Health Department
Prescription Drug Abuse-Medication Safety, FCP Community Health Department
Print & Digital Health Resources, School District of Crandon Library and Technology
Coping with Stress & Guided Relaxation, School District of Crandon Counselors
Wisconsin Army National Guard
Outside the Box Fitness
Soo Bahk Do, Strong Soo Bahk Do
Straw Bale Gardening, Sokaogon Chippewa Community
Healthy Vocal Habits, School District of Crandon Speech and Language
Bike Give Away, Gang Task Force Coalition of Forest County
Heart Health, Nicolet College
Pain in the Glossus, Family Health Center of Marshfield, Rhinelander Dental Center
Foundational Nutrition, Connor Human Restoration
Crandon Area Rescue Squad
Spirit Flight for Life
Spirit Ground Crew
Jaws of Life Demo, Crandon Fire Department
There were several highlights to the day’s events that got the students outside to enjoy the beautiful warm day. The first was the Spirit Flight for Life helicopter coming in for a landing on school grounds. After the smooth landing, all students were treated to a hands on tour of the helicopter by the pilot, flight nurse and paramedic. Additionally, Spirit and the Crandon Area Rescue Squad had ground crews and rigs on site for hands on tours as well.
The Crandon Fire Department helped students understand the importance of driving safely by demonstrating how the Jaws of Life work when there is an accident that occurs and the car is too damaged to safely remove the passengers needing medical care. The demonstration was prefaced with a “don’t text and drive” message and given a real life effect when CHS students played the role of accident victim to be removed using the jaws of life and transported to the flight for life helicopter. This is a good time to consider putting your phones away when you get in the car.
Vendors were generous not only with their time, but many also gave out healthy snacks, samples and prizes. In keeping with the health themes, the Health Advocacy Council donated two Fit Bits (won by Bradley Franti and Joey Tallier) and classroom activity prizes won by four elementary students. The Gang Task Force Coalition of Forest County gave away four bikes with helmets (won by Mia Christianson, Ed Alloway, Cylee Quade and Victor Soman) and the Blackwell Job Corps gave away 12 yo-yo’s to elementary students.
Staff and students at the School District of Crandon greatly appreciate all who helped make the second annual Student Focused Health Fair a success.