The pilot: January 2019 – current Lakeside Middle School Millville, Cumberland County, NJ From a conversation in June of 2018 about a potential wellness program that had never been put together before, to a living curriculum in January 2019, the successful first implementation of the Whole Health Studies program established the keys to integrating whole health learning into a thriving 6-8 Title 1 school. The first assessments proved very favorable, and helped continue to develop the program throughout the COVID era. Whole Health Learning in the COVID Era A conversation with Lakeside Middle School Principal Spike Cook, EdD. “This truly has been a labor of love.” Wellness Studies Program Well Received in First Implementation An overview of the first experience and survey of multiple school-based wellness activities organized in a coherent fashion and made part of a single Whole Health Studies program. First Steps on the Whole Health Learning Continuum Starting Up in New Jersey: Lakeside Middle School begins its spring semester that will include a new series of whole health workshops. Is this going to work? Here is the beginning.