Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey
The Ohio Healthy Youth Environment Survey (OHYES) will be administered between September 10th and September 30th, 2017. The survey is designed to measure the health risk behaviors that contribute to morbidity, mortality, and social problems among Ohio's youth. It gathers information on behaviors, such as alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, unintentional and intentional injuries (e.g., violence), dietary behaviors, physical activity, and related risk and protective factors.
Survey participation is completely voluntary and respondents may refuse to answer any questions they do not feel comfortable with. All responses are strictly confidential; no identifying information is collected. Parents who do not wish their child to participate may click here and return this form to their child's school. More information about the survey can be found at the survey website: www.ohyes.ohio.gov.
District Leadership Team Participates in Poverty Simulation
The District Leadership Team participated in a poverty simulation facilitated and presented by The Herlihy Group affiliated with the University of Cumberlands. Participants had the opportunity to participate in a three hour simulation while living a month in the life of a family member who lives in poverty. Each family member had to seek assistance from a variety of human resources and services to provide for their family's basic needs during the course of four "15 minute weeks". The purpose of the simulation was to assist stakeholders in having a better understanding of the challenges that students and families, who live in our communities, face everyday. The experience is designed to sensitize participants to the day-to-day realities of life faced by families with low incomes and to also motivate individuals to become more involved in activities and education to help reduce poverty in our country.
Summer Construction Work at ACOVSD