GPS To Join Nebraska Whole Child Project

Gering Public Schools wants to help make our students more fit. To do so, They've enlisted the help of the Nebraska Whole Child Project.

The Nebraska Whole Child Project is coordinated by the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB). According to NASB executive director John Spatz, the primary mission of the Nebraska Whole Child Project is to expand the notion of a school's success beyond test scores. NASB intends to provide training in how to collect fitness data, administer the fitness test, and then compile it along with academic test scores, obesity rates, poverty, and other student demographics.

Gering Public Schools Superintendent Bob Hastings believes that helping students become more active will improve both their academic performance as well as their overall well-being. "We expect to see positive changes for both our students and staff through the Nebraska Whole Child Project. We believe that the elements of physical fitness, health, social and emotional wellness, and self-management skills enhance the total educational experience of Gering students."

The Gering Public Schools Board of Education will move to approve joining the Nebraska Whole Child Project at their July meeting. School staff will then develop strategies and plans to fully implement the project over the coming school year.

More information about the Nebraska Whole Child Project can be found at the links below.

Gering Public Schools
1519 10th Street Gering, NE 69341
Phone: 308-436-3125
Fax: 308-436-4301