Whether they are a kindergartner or a senior in high school, community service is a great way for students to get involved in their community. Volunteering can range from working a few hours in a local garden to spending a week building homes in the community. There are multiple reasons that community service is beneficial to students. Community service helps students make friends with other children...

Virtual care is an umbrella term that encompasses how healthcare providers can remotely interact with their patients. Telemedicine, a specific method of virtual care that is becoming increasingly popular in schools across the US, refers specifically to the treatment of medical conditions without seeing a patient in person. A health professional utilizing this method can take advantage of live video and audio conferences, or even...

It is important for children to start learning about obligations, accountability, and consequences from a young age. These essential life skills can make for a better world in the future and teachers play a crucial role in teaching them to their students. They will aid kids in becoming better students and constructive members of society. Here are 5 simple ways to instill responsibility in school: Set...

2019 was a fantastic year for Magnus Health! We established new partnerships with industry leaders for SIS and Athletic Tracking solutions to bring our clients the most complete and comprehensive health management software to date. Break-through improvements were made to the Magnus software and team, and we traveled near and far to meet people in our industry! Here are the 2019 Top 10 Magnus Moments: 1....

5-1November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when blood glucose or sugar is too high. While the underlying cause of Diabetes varies by type, both lead to excess sugar in your blood. The two most common forms of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas produces little to no insulin in the body. Type 2, affects the way the body processes blood sugar. While up until recently, the most common form of diabetes in children was Type 1, Type 2 diabetes is becoming increasingly more common. The main factors attributed to this shift are obesity, family history, as well as children becoming less and less active. Diabetes symptoms vary from person to person, but some of the main signs to look out for are:

Magnus Health believes in giving back. From volunteering in our community to donating to local schools, we really love to help others! It states in our core values “Make it Better. Make it Happen.”, and what better time to make it happen than during the holiday season? So this year, Magnus and Veracross joined forces to host a canned food drive for local food banks...

stop child traffickingFlorida recently became the very first state to require its schools to educate students on the dangers of human trafficking. According to a recent press release from the Florida Department of Education (FDE), ”The State Board of Education unanimously approved a new rule requiring education in child trafficking prevention for students in grades K-12. With this approval, Florida will be the first state in the nation to address the need for instruction in child trafficking prevention. The new rule also establishes procedures for school districts to plan and document delivery of the required instruction."

While science, math, literature, and technology are core building blocks of education, there are some life skills that can’t be learned from textbooks. One of the biggest examples of this is the Home Economics class as it teaches students essential life skills and structure. Not only should home economic classes be required in school, but they should also be required to cover topics like cooking and...

HalloweenIn recent years, Halloween celebrations in schools have seen a decline with many schools opting to have teacher workdays in lieu of “dealing” with the holiday. There are 2 main reasons as to why so many schools are choosing to forego hosting Halloween celebrations: the fear that the festivities will make some students and staff feel alienated due to various personal or cultural and religious reasons. 

Magnus Roadmap-1We hope you enjoyed your summer vacation… Because we’ve had a busy summer here at Magnus! Our team sorted through hundreds of feature requests and feedback, checked out our timeline, and took action to get as much done as we could before the first day of school came back around. From bug fixes to speed enhancements, there were many improvements to the Magnus Health software all around.

Teachers and parents alike can agree that a healthy kid is a happy kid so it’s important to teach kids about nutrition from a young age! Nutrition goes beyond just what we eat, it also explains why and how certain foods affect our mental and physical health. As you will read below, there are many ways in which we can talk about nutrition in our...

health_child_lice check (2)Head lice infestation can occur during any time of the year, however, the problem significantly increases when students go back to school. Having head lice is an uncomfortable issue, but more common that one might think. Luckily there are certain measures people can take to prevent and treat head lice!

sad childMental health has been a hot button issue for a while, but it has especially escalated in the last decade. Between civil riots about the importance of highlighting mental health issues in the workplace, and Local and Federal governments enacting bills to aid citizens suffering from mental illnesses, the “hot button” label for this topic doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon... If anything, it’s just heating up.

Coachable children grow up to be employable adults. Athletics in young children teach a set of skills that become increasingly valuable as they go through life. Athletic programs have a positive impact on the students, in turn, positively impacting the schools as these children use the skills they gain from playing sports to become well-rounded students and adults. Many sports or athletic events require children to...

nurse_harriett at computer_smallAs the Summer season starts to slowly come to an end, school Nurses are starting to get back into their routine, making sure each student has everything that is needed to get them enrolled in classes and sports for the new school year. That means everyone has lots of questions. Parents have questions for the school nurses, nurses have questions for our Magnus support team... After chatting with the Client Success Team, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked Back to School questions submitted by our clients and listed them here for an easy reference!

Here at Magnus, we try our best to give back to the communities around us at least a few times a year. Just this past winter, our team donated gifts during the Holidays to families in need. Recently, with all of this beautiful weather we’ve been having, we decided to get out of the office for a few hours and dedicate some time and energy to local charities. Keep reading to see what both the Raleigh and the West Chester teams were up to! 

surveyThe Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) is a biennial national survey, conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), that was designed to enable public health professionals, educators, policymakers, and researchers to 1) describe the prevalence of health-risk behaviors among youths, 2) assess trends in health-risk behaviors over time, and 3) evaluate and improve health-related policies and programs. The survey focuses almost exclusively on the types of risky behaviors as opposed to the causes of those behaviors. This is done in an effort to more clearly define the direct connection between specific health-risk behaviors and their outcomes (i.e. alcohol and other drug use as it relates to poor academic achievement). 

School Gardens help to extend the classroom beyond traditional settings by expanding it outside. Gardening can provide students with hands-on learning opportunities while increasing environmental awareness and vital experience in problem-solving. In a school garden, children are learning to grow more than just plants. According to Lisa Giorday, who manages the program The Classroom Gardener,“the garden is a wonderful place where children learn to come...

teachers 1.pngEducators, by nature, are givers. The majority of the time, givers will give themselves to others before thinking of themselves. This is a very admirable trait. People become an educator because they strive to make a difference in the world and that passion is what leads them. But, you cannot pour from an empty cup and self-care is so important to avoid burnout! Self-care is vital to creating a work and life balance that will lead to healthy relationships with students, coworkers, family, and most importantly - oneself.