Bow School District’s Wellness Cards

September 28, 2023

Heidi Pauer, an educator in Bow for 25 years, came up with a simple yet effective concept to balance priorities.

The essence of this tool is a deck of cards, each with a statement relating to a wellness wheel.

Pauer spoke to Beth Corkum, the school district’s coordinator of wellness and equity, and now a set of cards is available in Corkum’s office, accessible to students and staff at any time.

To make this initiative possible, the school district invested $1,959 in digital access codes, student wellness starter packs, card decks, workbooks, and work-life balance assessment materials.

This initiative began with freshmen last year but is set to expand to other students. The school district is also the first to roll out the tool to its staff and students.