Coordinated School Health (CSH) is a systemic approach of advancing student academic performance by promoting, practicing and coordinating school health education and services for the benefit and well-being of students in establishing healthy behaviors designed to last their lifetime. The components of the CSHP include: health education, physical education/activity, nutrition, and parent/community involvement.
All Texas school districts are required by law to implement a coordinated school health program in grades K-8. Click on http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.38.htm#38.013 to review this section; in Title 2, Chapter 38, Section 38.013 of the Texas Education Code.
Austin ISD in conjunction with the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC, www.austinisd.org/schools/shac) chose the Coordinated Approach to Child’s Health (CATCH, www.catchusa.org) as it’s Coordinated School Health Program.
Reference: Information provided by Austin ISD PE & Health Website: http://curriculum.austinisd.org/pe_health/elem/csh_catch/index.html
PILLOW C.A.T.C.H. EVENTS
Family Fitness CATCH Night (November)
Pillow Running Club (October-November)
Pillow Elementary Field Day (March)
Jump Rope for Heart: (February)