At George Melcher Elementary School, our focus is the total child. We are committed to providing a quality education to all students by incorporating programs designed to strengthen the physical and emotional well-being of every student.
At Melcher, we believe initiating successful health and wellness programs within our school culture is crucial to providing the best possible education for our students.
Addressing students’ emotional health
At Melcher, we strongly believe that emotional well-being and stability is key to a successful education. It is possible for some students to face external pressure and stress outside the classroom that affects their ability to focus on academics. Each classroom has its own “safe place” where a student is allowed to decompress before they focus again on classwork. This allows teachers and faculty the ability to focus students for greater success.
Focusing on physical health
Along with emotional health, physical health is a central focus for our students at Melcher. We offer free exercise classes open to both parents and students promoting cardiovascular health in a fun and safe environment.
Each week, dance and cheerleading classes are available to Melcher students. Working with UMKC’s LINK program,
students also have access to cooking activities, sports labs, personal goal planning, and overall healthy eating classes. Throughout the school year, students also receive complimentary health benefits, including eye exams and dental care.
Melcher Activities & Programs:
- Free Before- & After-School Care
- National Elementary Honor Society
- Attendance, Behavior, Academics Assembly & Dance
- Kids-In-Motion Dance & Cheer Classes
- Student Council
- Boy Scouts
- Girl Scouts
- Girls on the Run
- Young Audience Arts Performances