The OUSD Site Wellness Champion Program is celebrating its 10th anniversary!
    Our goal in our 10th year is to have a Site Wellness Champion at every OUSD public school.
    Are you or someone you know interested? 
    Find out more at http://bit.ly/WellChampOverview19-20,
    then fill out the "Intent to Participate" form by August 16, 2019 (Link to form here).

    Contact: Michelle.Oppen@ousd.org.





    OUSD Site Wellness Champions lead implementation of the District Wellness Policy and work on specific health and wellness systems and programs at Oakland schools. Champions are recruited, trained, and supported by the Wellness Unit, in partnership with a committed school site administration.



    In 2018-19, there were over 110 Site Wellness Champions at 53 schools. Champions focus on creating site wellness plans and councils, and some focus on the following additional areas:



              Elementary Harvest      Safe Routes to School      Staff Wellness      Elementary Physical Activity      



    "Harvest" Program (Elementary Nutrition/Garden) Champions partner with FoodCorps service members to:

    - Coordinate garden and nutrition education lessons

    - Steward gardens

    - Lead taste tests and cooking demonstrations and make connections to the cafeteria


    Safe Routes to School Champions organize at least one major event at their school, such as International Walk or Roll to School Day, a Golden Sneaker Contest, or Bike to School Day.




    Staff Wellness Champions lead efforts to promote physical, emotional, and social wellness for all staff at the site. Champions coordinate activities that build community and connectedness among school site staff.




    Elementary Physical Activity Champions lead Healthy Recess and other physical activity events at their school site.







    Current and Prospective Wellness Champions:


    Introductory information below.

    Detailed information, updates, and resources can be found on the Wellness Program Google Site.



    For Prospective & Returning Wellness Champion Sites:

    Read the 2019-20 Program Overview at http://bit.ly/WellChampOverview19-20, then fill out the "Intent to Participate" form by May 24, 2019 (Link to form here).



    Wellness Champion Resources:

    Wellness Champions can access the Wellness Champions Google Site, which contains many up-to-date resources include:

    • A Wellness Council Toolkit
    • Slides and handouts from trainings
    • Program-specific information on staff wellness, Safe Routes to School, nutrition & garden education, physical education, healthy recess, and more
    • Technical guides for navigating resources

    Contact lydia.yamaguchi@ousd.org with questions about the site.

    Calendars & Checklists:

    2018-19 Wellness Champion Events & Deliverables 




    More information can be found by browsing our Healthy Kids Calendar & Wellness Policy pages.


    18-19 Wellness Champion School Sites
    Allendale Elementary
    Alliance Academy
    Bella Vista Elementary
    Bridges Academy
    Brookfield Elementary
    Burckhalter Elementary
    Castlemont High School
    Coliseum College Prep Academy (CCPA)
    Community Day School
    Community United Elementary School (CUES)
    Dewey Academy
    East Oakland Pride (EOP)
    Edna Brewer
    Emerson Elementary
    EnCompass Academy
    Esperanza Elementary
    Franklin Elementary
    Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy (KDA)
    Fremont High School
    Garfield Elementary
    Glenview Elementary
    Global Family Elementary
    Grass Valley Elementary
    Greenleaf Elementary
    Horace Mann Elementary
    Howard Elementary
    International Community School (ICS)
    Joaquin Miller Elementary
    Laurel Elementary
    Madison Park Lower (MPA)
    Manzanita Community (MCS)
    Manzanita SEED
    Markham Elementary
    Martin Luther King Jr (MLK) / Lafayette Elementary
    Melrose Leadership Academy (MLA)
    MetWest High School
    Montera Middle School
    New Highland Academy (NHA)
    Oakland International High School (OIHS)
    Oakland SOL Middle School
    Oakland Technical High School
    Piedmont Avenue Elementary (PAES)
    PLACE @ Prescott Elementary
    REACH Academy
    Redwood Heights Elementary
    RISE Community School
    Roosevelt Middle School
    Rudsdale Continuation
    Sankofa Academy
    Street Academy
    Think College Now (TCN)
    West Oakland Middle School
    Westlake Middle School
Last Modified on August 22, 2019