Letter of Invitation - School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
Parents and Community Leaders,
Children and youth who begin each day as healthy individuals can learn more effectively and are more likely to complete their formal education. Responsibility for the physical, emotional, social, mental, and intellectual health of our youth belongs to their families and the entire community. Effective coordinated school health programs can contribute to helping young people avoid health risks by increasing their skills to make responsible choices about behaviors that can affect their health.
The Hitchcock Independent School District has an advisory council to advise the school board and assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district’s health education plan. The advisory council advises and supports the school’s efforts to assess their needs and to design programs to help children develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to become healthy, productive citizens.
As someone interested in the welfare of our children, you are invited to join the district’s advisory council. The advisory council can include parents, students, teachers, school administrators, voluntary organizations, business representatives, health professionals and other interested, concerned citizens.
If you have a special interest in the welfare of the children in our district, you are invited to join the district’s advisory council. Our first meeting this year is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5th at 1:00 PM at the High School. Please contact me via the email address or phone numbers below for more information. I look forward to working with you to promote better health among our district’s students.
Karen Peterson RN