Healthy School Teams

  • What is a Healthy School Team?
    A Healthy School team is representative of the eight components of Coordinated School Health which include; Health Education; Physical Education/Activity; Nutrition, Health Services,  Healthy School Environment ; School Counseling/Mental Health; Family/Community/Student Involvement; and Staff Health Promotion . Asking parents to be a member of the HST is an excellent way to engage parents in their child's health and facilitates academic success. The HST assists with the completion of the School Health Index and implementation of school based health/safety initiatives. The leader of the HST provides feedback about the health initiatives occurring in school as well as collecting data for the Tennessee Department of Education through the KCS Coordinated School Health Office.
    Join a Healthy School Team
    If you are a community member, parent or organization interested in joining a school team, please contact 865-594-9511.
    2018-19 School Health Index
    In an effort to reduce workload and collect information required by the Tennessee Department of Education, Healthy School Teams will complete the School Health Index by scoring Module 1: School Health and Safety Policies and Environment. Below are the links for elementary and secondary.

HSTL Resources

  • Elementary, Middle and High Schools
    • Score Module 2 (Health Education) and create a Plan for Improvement. Fax Plan for Improvement to 594-9513 by December 8,2017. 
    • Fax your Module 2 Score Card to 594-9513. Updates from other modules will be reported through the Healthy School Team Leader Survey.
    • Complete the Healthy School Team Survey by Friday, April 20th.
    • Fax a minimum of 2 sets of meeting notes to 865-594-9513. Healthy School Teams should meet at least on a quarterly basis.
    The 2017 Mini-Grant Application can be found under the HSTL tab.  Applications are due by September 21. 
    Technical Assistance
    Team Leaders have the opportunity for several technical assistance sessions throughout the year. Support can be obtained by phone or on-site visits.