St. Luke’s employs a full time nurse on the Japonica campus. Cherie Ferebee, R.N. is the nurse on the Early Childhood and Lower School Campus. Nurse Ferebee teaches a health education program to classes on the Japonica Campus. Her activities include:
- K3 - Spray Bottle Sneezes A basic introduction to the importance of hand washing and preventative spreading of germs. This is an interactive class that is high energy and lots of fun for the students.
- K4 - Glitter Germs With the use of glitter, students begin to see how germs travel from one individual to the next. The entire school sees the evidence of this class!
- K5 - Scrubby Bear Our kindergarten classes are in for a treat as Springhill College nursing students present an “age appropriate” refresher course on hygiene and hand washing.
- 1st Grade - There’s Something Invisible in my Mouth A fun and exciting look at dental hygiene. Students chew tablets to show where they missed brushing, then are timed while they brush correctly.
- 2nd Grade - Glow Germs To further continue the importance of proper hand washing, a glow-in-the-dark medium is used in this eye-opening demonstration.
- 3rd Grade - Nutrition Awareness During a three week nutrition unit, students learn the importance of healthy eating habits. We begin by talking briefly about the Food Pyramid and good nutrition in general. Then students sample various fruits, vegetables, grains, and a few surprises!
- 4th Grade - Fat Finders and Sugar Sleuths Students read nutrition labels and learn about fat and sugar grams. Favorites like doughnuts, burgers, tacos, and pizza are analyzed by brand to find the “smartest” choices when dining out for fast food.
- 5th Grade Girls - Mother-Daughter Luncheon Introduction to puberty class conducted in an informal setting. Mothers are invited to accompany their daughters for this film and discussion.
- 5th Grade Boys - Your Gross and Cool Anatomy An age appropriate totally “gross” demonstration of all the hows and whys of the body functions.
Middle and Upper School
The Health Services Department on the Middle and Upper School Campus is located in the Student Services building.
Information regarding the health and well being of Middle and Upper School students will be posted here on a regular basis. Links have been included from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the CDC and the USDA regarding adolescent immunizations, nutrition and fitness. If you have a topic that you would like to see addressed please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immunization Schedule for Adolescents
Nutrition and Fitness Notes for Adolescents
Food Pyramid to Plan Healthy Diet
ABC's to a Healthier You
Facebook Do's and Don'ts
Habits of an Effective Teen