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School Health Officials Meet at Delta State University for Leadership Institute

By June 5, 2009General

Students from Sanders Elementary in Hollandale perform exercise and cheer routines for participants in the Delta School Health Leadership Institute hosted on the Delta State campus


Administrators, teachers, school nurses, food service directors, College of Education faculty and administrators, and other school health officials met recently on the Delta State University campus for the Delta School Health Leadership Institute.
Representatives from school districts across the Delta region attended the Institute which offered sessions on the components of a comprehensive healthy school model, including nutrition, school health, and safety. The Institute was made possible through funding from the Delta Health Alliance and was jointly hosted by Delta State University College of Education and the Delta Area Association for the Improvement of Schools (DAAIS).
“Mississippi Department of Education personnel and others presented a stimulating and creative three-day learning environment complete with resources which the participants can take back to their schools and use to significantly impact student achievement, student physical fitness, and school safety,” said Dr. Jim Nicholson, Project Director for the event and Executive Director of DAAIS.
For more information, visit MDE’s Office of Healthy Schools at