Wellness Spotlight – JFKMS

Kisha H. is the Wellness Champion for JFKMS.  She works hard with staff to stay healthy and well.  Staff walk together and complete exercises right where they are.  It could be a hallway or the gym and you will see staff keeping healthy throughout the day.  Kisha has also given her staff a March Madness Mental Health challenge with an easy to follow calendar.

Thank you Kisha H. for all you do!  Go JFKMS!


Challenge #3 Dine In

Challenge #3, Dine IN Registration is now Open!  Be one of the first 200 SPS Staff to Register and Complete this challenge to earn (one) SPS Lunch Cooler.
**Once you have registered for this challenge, make sure you click on the Details and Rules Links within the challenge. Simply Well Challenge Scoring processes must be followed to be considered as a completed challenge.
Registration: 02/26 – 03/19, 2019
Challenge Runs: 03/09 – 04/06, 2019

Wellness Spotlight

Recently, Cafeteria Manager Susan C. decided to try walking around the gym at Oakland.  She started with averaging 2 laps before having to stop and rest.  Now, 5 weeks later she is able to walk for 1 mile without breaks.  Patrice W., Title I Assistant, has joined Susan on this journey and now successfully walks 1 mile without rest as well.  Also, Patrice is excited to announce that after back surgery, she is now 1 inch taller!

Life after back surgery for these two amazing staff members has been a challenge.  Susan has gone from using a walker pre-surgery to averaging 12,000 steps per day.  Patrice has gone from not being able to move without help pre-surgery to averaging 9,000 steps per day.

Susan C. and Patrice W.  participate in the SPS Fitbit Group Activity.  They would enjoy getting to know you.  Do you have a Fitbit and are looking to join?  Click on the Fitbit Link Below.

Join the SPS Fitbit Activity Group


Wellness Spotlight – NPES

Mary Kate S. is the Wellness Champion for NPES and she is a go getter with a Wellness Facebook group that posts monthly exercise challenges to keep staff motivated and accountable.  Also, NPES has 23 staff members taking part in a weight loss challenge as a wellness initiative & staff bonding experience. Each participant is signed up for a 7 week challenge, February through April. The person with the highest percentage of weight loss, WINS!!

Picture: Mary Kate S. – Center With Blue Suffolk Star Shirt

Wellness Spotlight – Tech Center

Our Tech Center has a focus on Wellness led by their Wellness Champion, Sarah M.  Tech is located at JFKMS and has measured walking paths for all staff to enjoy.  Other buildings with measured walking spaces include EFES, FGMS, FS/Trans, KFMS, NPES, OES, and PES.   Sarah does a great job of leading Tech through weight loss challenges as well.

(Picture: Sarah M. – foreground)

Wellness Spotlight

Thank you to the staff from Creekside, Elephant’s Fork, Kilby Shores, and the Bus Drivers for participating in the Fall Traveling YMCA Programming.  We want to celebrate you for your hard work!

This Spring, we have grown into a larger group that now includes Booker T. Washington, Hillpoint, Mack Benn, and the groups from the fall sessions.

*We appreciate KFHS for providing space for our Bus Drivers and well as Food Services for Bus Driver lunches.

Way to go SPS!

Fall 2018 Traveling YMCA