IJSHS Allied Health Students

The regular meeting of the District School Board of Putnam County was held Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

 Kena Foster, PCSD Health Services Coordinator, shared  that “students must be healthy to be educated to be healthy… simply said… healthy children learn better!"

Florida law requires health screenings be provided to students in Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 6th grades, with parent permission.                                            

PCSD Health Services partnered with the Allied Health Assisting programs from our high schools to provide health screenings to targeted grade-level students. During the clinical experience students learned the importance of health screenings, received training on how to perform vision, hearing, growth & development and scoliosis screenings, and assisted with providing screenings for eligible students. 

Each year, FDOH sets a percentage goal of students to receive the state mandated health screenings, this year’s goal was 50%. I am pleased to announce, the PCSD conducted 6,647 screenings which resulted in 96% of eligible students screened. 

The students completed:                         
  • 2460 vision screenings with 215 students referred for ophthalmology follow-up.
  • 1798 hearing screenings with 8 students referred for auditory follow-up.
  • 1820 Growth & Development screenings with 450 students referred for nutrition follow-up.
  • 569 scoliosis screenings with 1 student referred for medical follow-up.

The following students were awarded a certificate for their contribution to this year’s student health screenings:

Crescent City Jr-Sr High School
Esmeralda Ayala, Elizabeth Borja, Yesenia Bueno, Shelby Crabtree, Melanie Deleon-Gonzalez, Esmeralda Diaz, Malia Garcia, Rosa Hernandez, Stacey Hernandez-Patricio, Yasmin Hernandez-Solis, Jocelyn Lara, Emanuel Lopez, Maria Lugo Garcia, Melissa Montgomery, Miriam Ocampo-Martinez, Lizbeth Orozco-Carabajal, Elianna Ramirez, Kimerly Rodriguez-Loyola, Ebilin Silva, Faith Thomas, Isabela Torres, Zuri Villanueva, Hailey Waters, Marleigh Whitmore.

Palatka Jr-Sr High School
Mara Adams, D'Hani Allen, Ra'Niyah Clark, Makayla Clemons, Makenzie Clemons, Kamryn Dallas, Ruby Doran, Elle Herrington, Nyeasha Hudson, Kelley Miracle, Addison Nettles, Kenneth Thornton, Jayela Walker, Dylan DePew, Haylee Elmer, Sarah Fisher-Smith, Landry Futch, Travasia Howard, Lanie Hutchinson, Carolyn Lambert, Der'ron Mack, Camden Posey, Madison Ramos, Jaiden Williamson, Macee Woods.

Interlachen Jr-Sr High School
Tahiara Aaron, Payton Alexander, Marisa Bradley, Tayler Browns, Amber Chappel, Brooklyn Davis, Destiny Dean, Chloe Fox, Millesha Griffin, Gabriella Hatcher, Kanisha Hayes, Adriana Hopkins, Amiyah McCray, Adam Olade, Saniyah Oliver, Zanovia Palmer, Destiny Roberts, Dasia Sessions, Jasmine Smith, Brooklynne Troiano, Lilly Weaver.