Mineral Wells ISD has a nurse at every campus. Our nurses work to ensure the safety and well-being of each student during the school day and during school activities.
Additionally, our nurses work with families who have students with special medical conditions. Please contact the nurse on your student's campus to develop a plan for his/her special medical condition.
Wanda Voelcker, BSN, RN
School Nurse, Houston Elementary
Mineral Wells ISD requires students in kindergarten through grade 5 to participate in moderate or vigorous daily physical activity for at least 30 minutes throughout the school year or a minimum of 135 minutes during each school week.
Students in grades 6 – 8 are required to participate in moderate or vigorous daily physical activity for at least 30 minutes for at least four semesters during those grade levels or a minimum of 225 minutes during each period of two school weeks.
Physical Fitness Assessment Results:
Mineral Wells ISD Physical Education teachers and/or coaches assess the physical fitness of all students in grades 3 – 8 and all High School students who are enrolled in a course for PE credit. The district uses the tool “FitnessGram”, an approved program, to complete the annual assessment. A report of the student’s assessment findings is sent to their parent.
The district School Health Advisory Council will hold five meetings during the 2016– 2017 school year.
Vending Machine Policy:
Vending machine foods are not available to Elementary or Jr. High campus students at any time during the school day. Vending machine food that is available to High School students is consistent with the current Texas Public School Nutrition Policy which stipulates that the vending machines may be turned on before and after school only.
Tobacco Policy and Penalties:
The students of Mineral Wells ISD are prohibited from possessing or using tobacco products, including electric cigarettes according to the Student Code of Conduct and District Policy FNCD (Legal). The penalties for such are outlined under Discipline Management Techniques in the Student Code of Conduct. Every school year each student and parent is required to sign an acknowledgement that they have received a copy of the Student Code of Conduct and that they understand that students will be held accountable for their behavior and will be subject to the disciplinary consequences outlined in the Code. Additionally, all persons are prohibited from using tobacco products on school property. Furthermore, Mineral Wells ISD employees are prohibited from using tobacco products at school-sponsored events.