Whole Health Studies in K-12 WholeHealthED’s Whole Health Studies program intentionally combines several well-known and understood school-based wellness activities into a single unified learning experience implemented in concert with social and emotional learning. The goal is that this learning crosses traditional grade clusters, as do math and language arts, to create a continuity of learning from K through 12th grade. The Prototype: Spring 2019, South New Jersey The first prototype was developed in the fall of 2018 by our advisor Kate Tumelty Felice EdD. The pilot was implemented for the spring semester 2019 at Lakeside Middle School in Millville, NJ, soon followed by three other middle schools in southern New Jersey. A very favorable assessment was completed at the end of this first semester. Check in on the project here. Convenings A core mission for WholeHealthED is bringing together stakeholders of all kinds who work in different quadrants of what is a national movement to provide children with deeper and more comprehensive experiences with and learning about the factors that influence their health and well-being. WholeHealthED 2018: Inaugural Symposium The first meeting of individuals involved in the myriad domains that fall into school wellness programs took place at Georgetown University in Washington, DC June 28, 2018. This was a seminal occasion to bring together leaders in the specific fields who had previously not had the occasion to meet and share their work with other fields. See a Summery and background here.