Meritus School Health Program

December 2015


Amy still needs some recipes - to put together a School Health Cookbook.

If you have any family favorite recipes you would like to share, please email those to Amy by the first week of December

Exercise Class at Williamsport High School - Be sure to keep an eye out for emails with information on Gene's exercise class at Williamsport High School. Gene is hoping the class will be held each Monday at 4pm - waiting on room confirmation. Rhonda will send an email with definite dates soon. The class lasts about half an hour, and I hear it's lots of fun!


Where do you live? Boonsboro, MD

Where were you born? Washington County Hospital

What is your favorite food? Crab Legs

What is your favorite TV Show? The Incredible Dr. Pol (NATGEO)

If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go? A secluded island

What did you want to be when you grew up? #1 A good Mother, #2 A good Grandmother #3 A Nurse

What was your first job, and how old were you? Salesperson for Hickory Farms at the Valley Mall, Age 16

If you could learn a new skill, what would it be? Operating Room Nurse

What is your favorite thing about your job? Being a friend and mentor to the young folks!

What would the title of the autobiography of your life be? Adventures of the Chamber Pot Girl. (yes, in my day I emptied quite a few!)

If you had a warning label, what would yours say? Caution - Prone to outbursts of fun and adventures

Do you collect anything? Quotes, angel figurines, good memories

If you were a ruler of your own country what would the first law be? BE KIND and LAUGH OFTEN!

Who is the most intelligent person you know? No one - everyone has something to learn everyday

Who is your hero? My son Collin - he survived Leukemia and has maintained his humor. My husband Larry is my rock, My son Christopher is my comforter and advisor

What two radio stations do you listen to most in your car? 106.9 The Eagle, 99.5 - Plays Christmas Music

Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without? Fingernail clippers

Two pet peeves? Rude and pushy people, unfit parents

Favorite hobby? Bird watching and charting

Would you rather have a million dollars, or be able to fly like superman? Fly like superman!!! Lots of millionaires, but only 1 superman. What an adventure to fly to wherever I wanted to visit.


  • December 6 Marla Westley
  • December 7 Samantha Beall
  • December 24 Marcella Cardwell
  • December 24 Cindy Sorensen
  • December 29 Kristy Wentz


Our Annual School Health Christmas Party will be held on Friday December 4th, starting at 4pm. Amy and I will be here early - so if you'd like to come on over - please feel free!

The party will be held in the auditorium here at the WCPS Office Building.

Don't forget to wear your ugly Christmas sweater!!!! You don't want to miss out on all the fun!


Once again, we will be collecting donations for the Humane Society of Washington County, and the Berkeley County Humane Society.

You can bring any donations to our Christmas party, drop off to Amy's office, or let us know and we can pick them up.

Our goal this year is 500lbs of dog/cat food. Please see the email from Rhonda - that contains the wish lists for each humane society.

The cutie on the right was at the Washington County Humane Society last December when we delivered the goodies.


For the month of October 2015 - there were 24,054 Health Office Visits

The top health office visits are for:

  • Medications - Daily and PRN
  • Diabetic - Ordered BG
  • School Injuries

The schools with the most health office visits were:

  • South High
  • E. Russell Hicks Middle
  • North High

Bed Bugs!!

One of our favorite topics, Bed Bugs! What news flyer would be complete without some information about pesky pests??

Click on the link below for an informative slide show about bed bugs - and school.

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Recently we had a little boy at an elementary school, decide that it would be a good idea to stick his head in the toilet and have a drink of urine!

Not sure if it was his or someone else's....either way, EWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!