Foundational Principles and Practices
Supporting the well-being and development of students is embedded within District 220’s Social Emotional Learning Standard goals. The Wellness Team supports student well-being across the continuum, from prevention through intervention.
There are a variety of definitions for the term “wellness”. However, there is a general consensus that wellness encompasses the physical, mental, social/emotional, and spiritual aspects of an individual. These aspects of wellness are intertwined, and each contributes to the optimal functioning of an individual. This is inherently true for individuals of all ages.
We believe that wellness is not a static state. We believe that an individual can enhance their overall level of wellness. Wellness can be strengthened, for example, through good sleep hygiene (Sleep and Mental Health), healthy nutrition, and the development of healthy stress management and coping strategies (Teens Managing Stress).