Coordinated Health Council
Teams of educators, nurses, parents, students, administrators, and community members working together to improve the overall health of a school district, and to create and implement programs which support the school district’s needs.
Country Wide Mini Relay for Life, Zombie Run, Outdoor Movie Night, Got Milk Campaign, Night Around the World, and many more!
Press Release - 2018
County Wide Mini Relay
Eight school districts in Lancaster County are hosting a Mini Relay!
The Coordinated School Health Council at Eastern Lancaster County School District (ELANCO) is hosting a Mini Relay for Life with other school districts in the Lancaster area. The Coordinated School Health Council focuses on the health and wellness of all students, faculty, and community members. The purpose and drive to hold a Mini Relay in the district and its surrounding area is to raise awareness for the American Cancer Society and bring school districts together to fight against cancer. The lives that have been or still are impacted by cancer will be remembered and honored.
For the past 6 years (on an every other year schedule), the ELANCO School District has hosted a Mini Relay for Life. In 2016, we decided to get other districts involved and five school districts from Lancaster County participated in the event. In 2018, there will be eight school districts involved. The long term goal is to get all districts to participate. This year’s theme is Lights, Camera, Relay for a Cure! The eight school districts involved in the 2018 County Wide Mini Relay are: Conestoga Valley, ELANCO, Elizabethtown, Ephrata, Hempfield, JP McCaskey, Manheim Township, and Pequea Valley. The districts will be united by sharing many items that will travel from district to district during the week leading up to their event. Examples include a big purple blow up man to put in front of their buildings along with 12 purple flamingoes that will be floating around the districts to show it is their turn to do the relay. We will also share many signs and other activities. We are all selling and wearing the exact same shirts to unite the districts in the fight against cancer.
Each district will be holding their Mini Relay on a day that works for them in late April - early June. In the ELANCO school district, the Mini Relay will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018. All students in the high school, middle school, and elementary levels will walk for 30 minutes, each grade level. Seniors will walk first, then juniors, all the way down to kindergarteners at the end of the day. The high school and middle school students will walk outside on the track, and the elementary students will walk outside on a course around their building. There will be trivia questions and prizes, DJs at each building, games, and activities that the students will enjoy.
This is going to be an amazing event for the ELANCO School District, the seven other Lancaster school districts participating, and the surrounding community. The County Wide Mini Relay will raise awareness for the American Cancer Society and all they do as an organization. In addition, it will honor those that are currently affected by cancer and remember those that fought against cancer.