Bosco System Wellness Department
From the Development Office – April 2011
Bosco System Catholic Schools’ mission statement articulates the goals of our school system. At Bosco System we strive to form well-rounded adults that are adept intellectually, socially, physically, and creatively. Our continued commitment to these ideals has led us to some changes in curriculum and staffing.
First of all, we strongly believe in the development of the creative side of our students. In past years it has been difficult for students to fit activities such as band and choir into their schedule. As a result of this problem the number of students involved in band and choir has dropped drastically to the point where now only 17 students or 11% of the student body are involved in Band or Choir. In an effort to improve upon these numbers and show the value of the arts to a greater percentage of our student body we will be making Band a period during the day in which all students would be able to participate without missing out on any other opportunities. Choir will also be expanded to an everyday activity offered during advisory time. Our hope is that these changes will allow more students to expand upon their creative abilities through the arts that we already offer.
As a system we have been blessed with a large percentage of students that are interested in physical extracurricular activities. In fact, of our 150 students at the High School level, 101 of them or 67% are involved in at least one physical extra-curricular activity. In today’s world with the ever expanding problems of health and wellness we feel that we need to do even more to teach our student’s the value of exercise. Physical wellness is a life skill that most of our students are interested in but that we do not provide for outside of regular physical education courses.
For this reason, the Board of Education has unanimously decided to add a Director of Health and Wellness to the school’s faculty. This person will be responsible for supervising the wellness program and fitness center before and after school as well as developing life fitness skills in all of our students. It is our belief that this position will not only help to keep our students safe in the fitness center but that they will also inspire a greater respect and understanding of how wellness can improve the experience of life.