Monroe Owen County Medical Society Gives Back to the Community
HEALTHY SCHOOL GRANTS
The Monroe Owen County Medical Society (MOCMS) is dedicated to the provision of quality health care in our community. The goal of the MOCMS Healthy Schools Grant program is to provide healthy-living educational opportunities for elementary, middle and high school students in Monroe and Owen Counties.
The Grant Program
The MOCMS believes that a significant way of impacting student healthy living is to fund the implementation of healthy programs at the schools. Since 2010, MOCMS has awarded over $30,000 in grants to local schools for promoting healthy lifestyles among students.
MOCMS Selects Three Area Schools as Recipients of Healthy School Grants for 2022
The game of Pickleball has become one of the fastest growing sports in our country. Both Bloomington High School South and Batchelor Middle School requested funds for Pickleball for their schools to remain active and have fun with racket sports.
The grants were awarded to these two schools for use in Pickleball nets and paddles. The game of Pickleball provides an environment for all ability levels to feel empowered to be physically active.
Unionville Elementary School requested and was awarded, funds to purchase supplies to support their school gardening initiatives. Their school is an EARTH School, or E=Environment, A=Art, R=Resources, T=Technology and H=Health. They are working on expanding gardening into their school day. The funds awarded to Unionville will allow them to purchase supplies to help with their raised garden beds for growing vegetables, compost bins, and native flower gardens.
Dr. Christal Greene, President of MOCMS, said “The Monroe Owen County Medical Society is honored to support students’ healthy growth and development, particularly during this challenging time. The Healthy Schools Grants are designed to improve all aspects of our children’s health, from play to calm, connection with nature to connection with others, healthy foods to healthy habits. We are delighted to provide for our schools and students and welcome every educator in Monroe and Owen Counties to apply for these annual grants.”
For more information about the 2023 Healthy School Grant program, CLICK HERE
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 11, 2022.
MCCSC STEM TO THEM MOBILE LAB
In early 2020, MOCMS proudly made a donation to the MCCSC Foundation for the purchase of a Stem to Them Mobile Lab. The mobile STEM lab will travel to all MCCSC elementary schools twice during each school year, engaging more than 6,000 students annually in hands-on project based learning. Students will enter the lab ready to explore STEM through a lens of play, investigation, and fun while increasing proficiency in STEM subjects. They will be immersed in real-world inspired projects that give them the freedom to create, construct, problem solve, and become better thinkers. The official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on February 22, 2021.