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  • Flu Shots and Mobile Onsite Mammography at the Health and Wellness Clinics, Oct. 19-23

    Flu shots and Mobile Onsite Mammography at the 2020 Health and Wellness Clinics, October 19-23
    2020 Health and Wellness Clinic Flier
    (in PDF)

    Visit the 2020 Health & Wellness Clinics at a TUSD site near you for flu shots and mobile onsite mammography.

    The flu shot clinics will be held Monday - Friday from 2-6 p.m.

    The MOM clinics will be held Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Both clinics will be held on the following dates at the following locations:

    • 10/19/2020 - Pueblo High
    • 10/20/2020 - District Office at 1010 E. Tenth St.
    • 10/21/2020 - East Transportation
    • 10/22/2020 - Rincon High
    • 10/23/2020 - Central Transportation
  • Life Talks - Building Strength, Energy and Vitality

    Life Talks - Free Health and Wellness Classes

    Building Strength, Energy, and Vitality Program Flier (contains links to program webinars)

    The theme for this LIFE Talks Series is "Building Strength, Energy and Vitality". This four part LIFE Talks Series presentations:

    1. Understanding a Nutritional Approach: Presentation Video | Participant Guide (in PDF)
    2. Developing a Fitness Plan: Presentation Video | Participant Guide (in PDF)
    3. Practicing Self Care: Presentation Video | Participant Guide (in PDF)
    4. Mindfulness Practices to Reduce Stressors: Presentation Video | Participant Guide (in PDF)

    ***After viewing a presentation, a worksheet will be emailed to you the following Friday. Download and save the worksheet, complete and save the worksheet again, then email it to***

    Attending four different presentations in a LIFE Talks Series is one of the options for the $300 Wellness Incentive Program. We will sign off on Option 3 after you complete any four presentations (of different topics). Details about the Wellness Incentive Program are available at

  • Veg Out - Sept. 28 - Oct. 25

    Veg Out! September 28 - October 25
    Veg Out Flier - In PDF

    Join the Veg-Out Challenge

    • To eat more vegetables!
    • To enjoy more color and flavor in your life!
    • To expand your nutrition IQ!
    • To experience better health!

    This four-week challenge starts September 28. You will be tracking and increasing your daily intake of vegetables for a month. The goal is to consume at least 50 servings of veggies during the challenge. Eat at least 100 servings of veggies and get into the Grand Prize drawing.


    To qualify for prizes, turn in your completed tracker to your health coach by October 29, 2020 and have consumed at least 50 servings of veggies (that's 2 servings a day).

    • Reach 50 servings or more of veggies during the challenge to be entered into the raffle to win 1 of 10 $25 gift cards.
    • Reach 100 servings or more of veggies during the challenge to be entered into the Grand Prize raffle to win 1 of 10 $100 gift cards.

    Questions? Contact your Tucson Unified Health Coaches at

LIFE - Lifestyle Improvements for Employees

Lifestyle Improvements For Employees
  • Tucson Unified Wellness Program - Free to all district employees!

    • Health Coaching
    • Fitness Classes
    • Quarterly Challenges
    • Wellness Workshops
    • School Break Activities

    Health Coaches work for the Wellness Council of Arizona to serve the health interests of employees. All information shared with them is kept confidential and is not shared with any management personnel or any other employees

  • Success Stories
    Thank you so much for encouraging my fitness with FITGO! I have really benefited from the program. Usually in the summer time I don't eat as well since I'm home and tend to snack, but with the goals provided by the card, I have changed my habits and feel much better! I also have enjoyed the challenges to explore new places: the loop, fitness gatherings, etc. It has been good for me to get to bed and get up at the same time so school starting won't be as much of a jolt. I also appreciate my fitness coach Debbie. She is so supportive of me and her advice and willingness to communicate and meet with me has helped. Knowing I had FITGO as my goal has given me direction in making good choices about exercise, food, and leisure this summer. Thank you!

    Emily Evans
    Orchestra Teacher at Ford, Fruchthendler, Henry, Hudlow, Sewell Elementary Schools


Contest Winners

FITGO Bingo - Summer 2020 Winners

We want to send a big Thank You to those who participated in our 2020 FITGO Bingo Summer Challenge. The outstanding participants completed 3,112 health and wellness squares and 1,058 bingo lines this summer! We are pleased to announce this year’s FITGO Bingo Raffle Winners.

All FITGO Bingo challengers earned a raffle for a Back to School Wellness Survival Kit!

Back to School Wellness Survival Kit Winners:

Aimee Parrish (Catalina)
Angela Lopez (Maldonado)
Anna Aragon-Gaona (Oyama)
Anya Mykoliuk-Thompson (Catalina)
April Knippen (Gridley)
Brandon Dorathy (Wheeler)
Dawn Fradette (Mansfeld)
Ellen Dunscomb (Sam Hughes)
Emily Adams (McCorkle)
Emily Evans (Hudlow)
Kristen Bury (Drachman)
Mary Elenes (1010)
Megan Beals (Tucson High)
Monica Tovar (Food Services)
Norma Lerma (White)
Rebecca Rusciolelli (1010)
Sonia Dunscombe (Steele)
Stacey Darko (Tucson High)
Taeko Miller (Eastside Transportation)
Wendy Johnson-Roe (Cragin)

All 1,058 completed Bingo lines earned a raffle entry for $50 Amazon Gifted Cards!

$50 Amazon Gift Cards Raffle Winners:

Cheryl Watters (Sahuaro)
Cindy James (Safford)
Cynthia Busby (Collier)
Julie Alvira (Erickson)
Kathy Jensen (Cholla)
Kelly Bristow (Catalina)
Leticia Santiesteban (Sub)
Luz Barrandey (Warren)
Nina Jolly (Howell)
Rita Scott (Robins)
Sierra Griggs (Hollinger)
Sylvia Quigley (1010)

All 54 participants who blacked out their FITGO Bingo cards were entered into an additional raffle for $100 Amazon Gift Cards!

$100 Amazon Gift Cards Raffle Winners:

Corey Poindexter Ramirez (Maxwell)
Cyndie Cruze (Collier)
Kris Kissel (Sabino)
Lindsey Aragon (Miller)
Maria Elena Mendoza (Whitmore)
Marta Marin-Magana (Manzo)
Stephanie Alvarez (Davis)
Valerie Andree (Brichta)

Congratulations to all of our FITGO Bingo Raffle Prize Winners!

2019-20 Biggest Winner - Team Weight Loss Challenge Winners

The results are in! Your Tucson Unified health coaches are delighted to share the results of this year's Biggest Winner Team Challenge! Check out all your hard work:

  • 493 people completed the challenge by sending in their NSV form and/or weighing out
  • 3,324 lbs. were lost in this challenge
  • The top 3 winning teams lost an average of 8.9%

This year, we have 13 winning teams and 59 winners in total!

Your Biggest Winner WINNERS!

The Biggest Winner Podium - $50 Gift cards for each team member

1st Place Overall: LIRCitas (LIRC)

Jeanette Acuna, Sophia Desaracho, and Teri Shepard-McBride

2nd Place Overall:

Drop it Like it's HOT! (Wheeler):
Ashley Rodriguez, Ashley Timmons, Brandy Nix, Elizabeth Houston-Judd, and Kelly O'Brien

3rd Place Overall:

The Thincredibles (Alice Vail):
Anne Counihan-Gershweir, April Hartman, Jackie Stensel, Mollie Grove, and Susan Williams

Raffle Winners- $50 Gift cards for each team member

  • Calorie Killers-Stay Sexy and Don't Get Fat! (McCorkle):
    Caity Reddington, Emily Adams, Feven Afewerki, Laura Segura, and Sitlai Garcia Saucedo
  • Darkside Darlings (Henry):
    Bonnie Dorfman, Diane Holzman, Elena Doughty, Mary Starks, and Tracy Ganote
  • Dump the Junk (Mission View):
    Claudia Leon, Deanna Valdez, Frances Galaz, Griselda Lopez, and Jessica Smith
  • Fat? No Spanx! (Sewell):
    Christina Petrino, Jan Milligan, Sara Dineley, Tusamba Nefwani, and Veronica Watson
  • Mamacitas Losin' It (Tucson High):
    Beatriz Gavino, Danielle Celaya, Elizabeth Hernandez, Leah Forger, and Stacey Darko
  • Nacho Average Teachers (Roberts-Naylor):
    Amanda Marchioni, Gloria Kanis, Julie Groce, Nicole Loaiza, and Yshelle Barraza
  • Shrinking Roses (C.E. Rose):
    Angelica Elias, Erika Hernandez, Eunice Fierro, Marie Huerta, and Megan Bailey
  • Slim Pickens (Magee):
    Eric Wirth, Roxanne Martinez, and Sarah Ramos
  • The Thick and Thins (Erickson):
    Cassey McCormick, Julie Alvira, Michelle Marquez, Nicole De Luca, and Regina Ortega-Mccarty
  • Thrivin' Not Survivan' (Sabino):
    Lisa Weber-Lowrie, Miranda Lebofsky-Penner, and Renee Ibarra

Best Team Name Raffle Winners - $15 Gift cards for each team member

13 amazing names were entered into a the "Best Team Name" Raffle

Nacho Average Teachers (Roberts-Naylor)

Kudos and thank you for participating in the 2020 Biggest Winner Team Challenge!

Healthy Selfie Winners

We had so much fun with the 2019 Healthy Selfie Challenge! We love seeing your photos and hearing about what wellness means to each of you./p>

The goal of the Healthy Selfie Challenge was to submit photos and hit 3 or more categories (Wellness For You, New recipe or activity, Fitness, Nutrition, Hydration, Group photo, Selfie with your Health Coach) to be entered into the Healthy Selfie Raffle Drawing between Oct 16 – Dec 6. Each employee could earn up to 7 raffle entries for 1 of 15 Health and Wellness Prize Bags valued at $100 each. This year, we had 976 raffle entries!

We are pleased to announce the Healthy Selfie Challenge Winners!

Nutrition Prize Bag Winners - 6-quart Instant Pot and Instant Pot Accessories

Grace Kinney (Steele)

Isabella Jaramillo (MASS)

Teresa Federico (Lynn Urquides)

Fitness Prize Bag Winners
Fitbit Inspire and a 3-in-1 AB Wheel Roller Kit AB Roller Pro with Push-Up Bar, Jump Rope and Knee Pad with Workout Guide

Patricia Perez (Pueblo Gardens)

Sondra Dewey (Safety)

Trinidad Tester (Catalina)

Yoga & Mobility Prize Bag Winners
Yoga Kit with Yoga Mat, Yoga Block & Yoga Strap, Foam Roller, Theracane, and Massage Balls Set

Karin Lee (Cholla)

Michelle Marquez (Erickson)

Sylvia Quigley (1010)

Self-Care Prize Bag Winners
Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser (550ml 12 Hours Wood Grain Aroma Diffuser), Plant Therapy - 100% Pure, Undiluted, Natural Aromatherapy - 7 Essential Oils & 7 Synergy Blends and Plant Therapy Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil

Angela Lopez (Maldonado)

Jennifer Osborne (Collier)

Rachel Ruder (Roberts-Naylor)

Hydration Prize Bag Winners
ZAK 30 oz Stainless Double Wall Steel Tumbler, 64oz Double Wall Stainless Steel Growler, Infusion Pro 32 oz. Fruit Infusion Water Bottle with Insulated Sleeve, Fruit Infused Water Recipes and Ulla Hydration Reminder

Ellen Dunscomb (Sam Hughes)

Megha Sharma (Myers Ganoung)

Yolanda Chamseddine (Safford)

We want to give a quick shout out to all of the employees who hit all 7 categories in this year's challenge. The following employees have each won a LIFE Insulated Grocery Bag and were entered into the Grand Prize Raffle Drawing:

Amanda Montgomery (Grijalva)

Kelsey Haag (Borman)

Patricia Perez (Pueblo Gardens)

Ana Kroh (Palo Verde)

Kevin Startt (1010)

Patty Van Asdlan (Duffy)

Ana Maria Lopez Medrano (Hollinger)

Kim DuPuis (East Trans)

Peg Wilmore (Gridley)

Angela Lopez (Maldonado)

Kim Martin (Johnson)

Rachel Ruder (Roberts-Naylor)

Coleen Holliday (Cragin)

Kimberly Rogers (Duffy)

Robin Farias (Catalina)

Dawn Sarnes (Collier)

Kirstin Bittel (1010)

Robin McSpadden (Sabino)

Debra Jacobs (Marshall)

Lindsey Aragon (Miller)

Robyn Soberg (Henry)

Elena Doughty (Henry)

Lisa Langford (Collier)

Sharon Waddill (Howell)

Elizabeth Bouwens (Hollinger)

Maggie Derksen (Miles)

Soraya Marrone (Hollinger)

Grace Kinney (Steele)

Margaret Moeykens (Henry)

Susan Essington (Direct Link)

Ida Melen (Collier)

Margaret Seamans (Borton)

Sylvia Quigley (1010)

Isis Escobar (Hollinger)

Maria Elena Mendoza (Whitmore)

Taeko Miller (East Trans)

Jackie Freed (Cragin)

Megha Sharma (Myers Ganoung)

Tammy Case (Cholla)

Jan Milligan (Sewell)

Melissa King (Collier)

Trinidad Tester (Catalina)

Janet Stein (Sabino)

Mercedes Mejias (East Trans)

Trish Sierra (Borman)

Jennifer Osborne (Collier)

Michelle Garcia (1010)

Vanda Morey (Collier)

Julie Alvira (Erickson)

Nicky Cota Robles (Kellond)

Vanessa Manion (Soleng Tom)

Julie Groce (Roberts-Naylor)

Nina Jolly (Howell)

Yolanda Chamseddine (Safford)

Karin Lee (Cholla)



Grand prize: Health and Wellness Prize Bag valued at $250
ZAK 30 oz Stainless Double Wall Steel Tumbler, ZAK 64oz Double Wall Stainless Steel Growler, Ulla Hydration Reminder, Fitbit Inspire, Theracane, Instant Pot and Stress Relief: 100% Pure Essential Oil Body Spray, Face Mist, Room Spray, Anxiety Relief, Insomnia Relief, Spa & Relaxation Oil

Lindsey Aragon (Miller)

*All Healthy Selfie prizes will be delivered in a LIFE Insulated Grocery Bag. Your health coach will reach out to the challenge winners and deliver their prizes before Winter Break!

Congratulations to all of the Healthy Selfie Challengers and to all of our winners!

Health and Wellness Fair Raffle Prize Winners

We want to send a huge Thank You to all who were able to attend the 2019 Annual Tucson Unified Health and Wellness Fair last week! Employees who participated were entered into the Health Fair Raffle. There were 52 Raffle Prize Winners, plus every winner will also receive a LIFE insulated grocery bag from the Tucson Unified Health Coaching Team!

Health and Wellness Fair Raffle Prize Winners

Amy Schull (Catalina)

Teeth Whitening Kit from Delta Dental

Angie Mendoza (1010)

$25 Sprouts Gift Card from the Wellness Council of Arizona

Beatriz Gavino (Tucson High)

Free Training Program of Your Choice from SW Endurance Training

Becky Muotka (Utterback)

Thera Cane from Waves Physical Therapy

Bernadette Tanner (Alice Vail)

Sunglasses Case from Catalina Eye

Carmen Bonillas (Pueblo)

$25 Sauce Gift Card from CETERAIS

Cherry Howell (White)

Smile Big Holiday Gift Basket from Leber Ortho

Chris Rodarte (Sam Hughes)

Panera Gift Card from Renewal by Anderson

Cindy Dunn (Duffy)

$25 Target Gift Card from Avesis

Cynthia Busby (Collier)

SWAG Bag from GCU

Dana Karibian (Ex Ed)

RTIC Tumbler from Rosen Orthodontics

Danielle Diaz (Lawrence)

$30 Roadhouse Cinema Gift Card from El Dorado Audiology

Darryl Stoner (Pueblo)

$25 Sauce Gift Card from Zona Dental

Dawn Fode (Oyama)

$25 Visa Gift Card from Hughes Federal Credit Union

Eric Yetman (Catalina)

$30 Amazon Gift Card from El Rio

Hannah Thandi (Gale)

Gift Bag from CODAC

Ian Davies (Sahuaro)

Bluetooth Speaker Bottle from Optum

J Carmen Tirado-Paredes (Catalina)

Swag Bag from Tucson Orthopedic Institute

Jacqueline Freed (Cragin)

$25 Amazon Gift Card from Basic

Janet Stein (Sabino)

Adidas Gift Bag from Sun Life

Janetta Peck (East Transportation)

$25 Visa Gift Card from Jorgensen Brooks Group

Juanita "Jenny" Miles (Cholla)

Panera Gift Card from AZ Blood Specialist

Jerry Lazur (Dropout Prevention)

$50 Gift Card & SWAG Bag from Clear Vision Express

Joann Manzanares (LIRC)

$25 Visa Gift Card from Vantage West

Joseph Usero (Santa Rita)

Swag Bag from Voya

Kathy Chandler (Dunham)

Meal Prep Gift Bag from Weight Watchers

Kimberly Grosvenor (Booth-Fickett)

$25 Starbucks Gift Card from AZ Liver

Kristin Palmer (Whitmore)

$25 Starbucks Gift Card from Fairway Mortgage

Leticia Santiesteban (Sub)

Financial Wellness Books from Schultz Financial

Linda Lyon (Catalina)

$25 Visa Gift Card from Tierra Antigua

Lisa Wood-Hromidko (LIRC)

Gift Bag + $25 Starbucks Gift Card from Grant Road Dentistry

Madelena Ramirez (Central Trans.)

Free Companion Airfare – BOGO from TRU International

Margaret Orantes (LIRC)

$75 Amazon Gift Card from Guild Mortgage

Maria Kagen (Miles)

Pillow Blanket from United Healthcare

Maria Valenzuela (Schumaker)

$99 Free Sunglass Promo + Supplies from Nationwide Vision

Marisela Dominguez (MASS)

Steel Water Bottle from BBVA Compass

Martha Palacios (Wright)

Swag Bag from Ottawa University

Mary Hidalgo (Dunham)

Sweet Leaf Gift Box from Sweet Leaf

Melissa Hall (Catalina)

$25 Starbucks Gift Card from Liberty Mutual

Melissa King (Collier)

1 Week of Meals from Hello Fresh

Pamela Brown (GATE)

$25 Sprouts Gift Card from Sprouts

Pamela Miller (Blenman)

30 Day Membership from Resilient Fitness

Pat Ponce (Safford)

Vanilla Pumpkin & Pumpkin Spice Candles from Palo Verde Behavioral

Patricia K Bowers (1010)

Gift Bag from Nuskin

Paula Gene Anderson (Cholla)

Bluetooth Speaker Bottle from Optum

Penny Savoie (Sahuaro)

$25 Baggins Gift Card from Costco

Rebecca Rusciolelli (1010)

Popcornopolis Gift Box from Carondelet

Robert Ancharski (Ex Ed)

$15 Fleet Feet Gift Certificate from Girls on the Run

Shelly Sykora (Operations)

Starbucks Gift Card from Desert Sky Medicine

Sylvia Quigley (1010)

$20 Starbucks Gift Card from Fast Med Urgent Care

Terry Reed (Catalina)

Gift Bag from Pain Institute of Southern Arizona

Yvonne Nelsa (Catalina)

Ninja Master Prep from CHWP Expos

Congratulations to all of our Raffle Prize Winners!

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