On Sept. 25, Baker High School held a Wellness Day to promote the Baldwinsville Central School District's wellness policy.
The high school devoted the morning, which was a half-day of school for Baldwinsville students, to health and wellness activities. All of the school's students had the opportunity to participate in one of a variety of activities, including hip-hop dance, yoga, handball, kickball and even a healthy cooking class. High school staff members designed the morning of healthy activities to encourage students to create healthier lifestyles that incorporate physical activity into their daily schedules. It also served as a kick-off to homecoming week to generate school spirit.
In 2006, the district adopted its wellness policy, which emphasizes creating and maintaining a learning environment that models and encourages healthy eating and physical activity habits. The entire policy is on the district's website at bville.org, under District Information.
Emily Schmid, a junior at Baker High School, checks to see if the brownies she and Becky Cafarelli (behind) baked are done. They took a healthy cooking class during the high school's Wellness Day and learned how to alter a brownie recipe to make it a healthier treat.