The mission of the GFPS Employee Wellness Program is to nurture the health and well-being of our most important asset - the employees of the Great Falls Public Schools.
Current Announcements - Scroll down for more detail
Click on the links below for Wellness Wednesday. All postings by date and title.
Spring Employee Wellness
Take Charge Challenge!
We have manuals for about every device in our lives, but when it comes to our personal health we rarely keep tabs on what's important. At the end of this 8 week challenge, you will have a complete health manual that you will use for years to come as you become wiser about monitoring your health and becoming the best consumer of your healthcare plan that you can! To start click on the links below and print the necessary materials and let your Building Wellness Champ know that you intend to participate.
What: Complete weekly tasks on your way to completing Your Own Personal Health Manual
When: Monday, March 31 - Friday, May 23
Building Prizes: 1 - $40 drawing per 20 employees who participate and complete the challenge in each building
District-Wide Prizes: 10 - "Stress Busting" Prizes! Everyone who completed the challenge will be entered to win 1 of 10 giveaways. If your name is drawn, you will choose from: car detailing, carpet cleaning, spa treatment/massage, lawn service, window washing. Each of these prizes have an approximate value of $125
Questions?: Contact your Building Wellness Champ or call the CARE Office at 6770 or 6771
3rd Annual Poker Walk
When: Wednesday, May 7th
Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
Where: River's Edge Trail - Beginning and ending at the Broadwater Bay Parking Lot
NOT A RACE - Just a Fun Walk with co-workers, family and friends.
CASH Prizes for employees with the BEST Poker Hands, the WORST Poker Hand and more!
Save the date! Click here for more information. Hope to see you there!
GFPS FITNESS CENTER & CLASSES
Fitness Center Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday:
5:30 am – 7:00 am
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
***Summer Fitness Center Hours*** Beginning June 9th
Monday through Thursday: 6:30am - 10:00am and 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
Not open on Friday afternoons or Saturdays
Fitness center will be CLOSED for cleaning August 4 - August 15.
YOGA CLASSES -
Wednesdays: 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Thursdays: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Classes will be held at 222 6th Street South, Suite B
Instructor – Lisa Moser
***Summer Yoga Classes*** Beginning June 9 through August 21. Above school schedule will resume when school starts again in the fall.
Mondays 9:00am - 10:00am
Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
There is a $5 fee per summer class. You will pay this directly to the facility that is providing the class.
ZUMBA CLASSES -
Tuesday & Thursday: 4:30 - 5:30 pm (No class held on holidays)
Classes held at Longfellow in the Gym (1100 6th Ave S)
Instructor - Amber Blodgett
***Summer Zumba Classes*** Beginnnig June 10 through August 14.
Tuesday and Thursday 4:30pm - 5:30pm
No Zumba class on June 17 or June 19
Water Exercise Class -
Tuesday & Thursday: 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Classes are held at the Great Falls High Pool
Class is FREE to all GFPS faculty and staff and open to the public at a small cost.
This is a great NO IMPACT, fun exercise class. No particular swimming skills are required.
GFPS faculty and staff need to register with Kim Fadrhonc at 268-6051.
If you have questions, contact Bob Stingley at 268-6281 or via email.
DON'T FORGET! Swimming at GFHS is FREE to Employees! To get a pool pass, click here for the electronic application or contact Central Reception at 268-6054.
At the 5th Annual Montana Worksite Health Promotion Conference, Great Falls Public Schools was awarded the Bronze Award 2010 for Outstanding Achievement in Worksite Health Promotion. This coming year will be the 4th year for an Employee Wellness Program at Great Falls Public Schools. This District takes pride in receiving this Award and the fact that we are nurturing the health and well-being of our most important asset – the employees of Great Falls Public Schools.
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