Thursday, August 30, 2012
Old Bonhomme P.E. Teacher has brought the OASIS healthy lifestyle program to her school.
Connie Jander was the 2007 Missouri Physical Education Teacher of the Year. She has taught physical education at Old Bonhomme School in Olivette for 16 years. She is constantly on the lookout for ways to do her job better and to show improvement for her elementary school students. Jander has teamed up with BJC Hospital and St.Louis OASIS to run an after-school program for better physical fitness and a healthy eating lifestyle for her children. Here’s what she told Patch.com about that program: Patch.com: You seem to work very well with the OASIS project director Shelby Schroeder. Jander: We seem to work well together. We worked on some training together. I heard that OASIS had a health and wellness component to it and oh, that sounds …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Social worker Shelby Schroeder talks about her work with the Ladue School District. Part II
This is the second part of an interview with social worker Shelby Schroeder of OASIS, working with young children about a getting a jump start on a healthy life style. Their funder is Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation. Patch: How do you get young kids to focus in on healthy eating after they’ve been in the classroom all day long. Schroeder: There’s a saying with CATCH Healthy Nutrition “If its not fun, it won’t get done. It is not a class. We tell our volunteers to make everything relevant to the kids and use an evidence based curriculum but it is different for each group of kids we work with. The reason our program is K to 5th grade is statistics show that once they hit middle school, they really have a decline in their …
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
St. Louis OASIS is working with local school children to establish healthy lifestyle habits.
Combating childhood obesity is rapidly becoming one of the nation’s biggest problems. OASIS, and BJ Hospital are working on healthy eating and wellness programs with youth in the community. Once a week, this group works with the after-school program for children at Old Bonhomme School. Case worker Shelby Schroeder, MSW is the CATCH healthy coordinator for St. Louis. This is what she had to say about this intergenerational program catching on in St. Louis: Patch.com: We are definitely interested in learning more about the good work you are doing in the community. Shelby Schroeder: We have five St. Louis OASIS offices, one at the Center of Clayton, one at the Forest Park Visitors Center, a building downtown, I am based at Christian Hospital …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The Ladue native is in his 13th year of reading with children, working at the Litzsinger Road Ecology Center.
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Most folks around Ladue know the affable guy with the white beard and a constant smile as Ray Potter. Truth be told, his name is Horatio “Ray” Potter, and he's been a resident of Ladue longer than the city has been incorporated. Potter was born in 1933, four years before Ladue was incorporated, on winding Litzsinger Road. A constant community volunteer and watchdog, he served on Ladue City Council from 1971 to 1979. He had a lengthy career in mechanical engineering sales. Along the way he and his wife Regina "Jeannie" Potter and raised a family: two children and two grandchildren. They’ve lived at the same Midpark Lane address for 47 years. No stopping him At age 78, Potter shows no signs of slowing his community volunteerism. For the past…