Bexley Be Well

Bexley Be Well: A Community Conversation about Wellness

The mental health of our students is an important topic and one that is addressed on our Bexley Blueprint. Over the last school year, we assessed and searched for tools and partners to help us assess our students’ mental well-being and put programming in place to support them. But we can’t do this work alone. Through multiple conversations with partners, we are pleased to announce that in the fall we will engage our community in Bexley Be Well: A Community Conversation about Wellness. We have invited over 30 community partners to join us as we seek to create a dialogue about this important topic.

The Bexley City School District is pleased that this initiative is presented in collaboration with the following community partners:  Bexley Public Library, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, City of Bexley, Bexley Chamber of Commerce, Columbus School for Girls, Capital University, Gramercy Books, and Jeffrey Mansion Preschool. Financial support for Bexley Be Well is provided by Bexley Education Foundation and Bexley Community Foundation.

Key dates and events are below.

Notable Dates

Launch - Wednesday, September 4
We provided a screening of the film Angst followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field of mental health.

Community Book Read - September 5-October 5
We invited our community to engage in a reading of the book What Made Maddy Run by Kate Fagan. Staff and community members were encouraged to read the book as individuals, families, or join a book club.

Parent Institute - Sunday, September 22
Our first Parent Institute of the year featured multiple sessions on topics related to our community conversation as well as other topics of importance to our parents.

Author Visit - Sunday, October 6
Schottenstein Theater 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Kate Fagan is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller, What Made Maddy Run, which spent a month as the No. 1 New York Times bestseller on the sports list. What Made Maddy Run was long-listed for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. Fagan is also the author of the coming-of-age memoir, The Reappearing Act, about her experience coming out while playing basketball at the University of Colorado.