Friday Beat


Friday Beat

School Health Logo

Gov DeliverySign up for Friday Beat email updates    

Click on a date in the calendar below, to bring up the current or previously posted Friday Beat. All files are in Word format.


Friday Beat Promotional Flyer

The Friday Beat is an excellent vehicle for delivering the latest news and information regarding school health issues and topics.  Many of you that read the Friday Beat forward it to interested parties who may “need to know” or want to add value to their efforts in school health education or services. Once a new stakeholder sees benefit in the Friday Beat, it is easy for them to be a subscriber, too.

In order to assist you in “getting the word out” to interested parties about the Friday Beat, a flyer has been developed outlining benefits of and access to the publication.  Feel free to download the flyer and distribute to colleagues and groups or simply forward it to those you feel would benefit from knowing. 

The Friday Beat includes:

  • Current and relevant postings on school health education and health services issues
  • School health resources
  • Professional trainings
  • Grant information
  • Best practices
  • School nurse practice information
  • Coordinated school health resources and activities
  • State policies and statutes
  • Urgent or timely state and national updates
The Friday Beat is for you if you are:
  • School nurse
  • School nurse administrator
  • Health educator
  • Physical educator
  • School administrator
  • Health services provider
  • Working in public, private or charter schools
  • Involved in school health related organizations, agencies, coalitions and consortiums
  • Working in state or local government
  • Connected with a health care system
  • Parents of a school-aged child
  • Any individual with an interest in school health issues

To receive a weekly notification of the Friday Beat posting, click on the words; Sign up or the sign up icon above to add your email address to the mailing list.

For more information contact Ellen Smith at (512) 776-2140 or send an email.




Jan. 10 (413 KB)
Jan. 17 (414 KB)
Jan. 24 (406 KB)
Jan. 31 (511 KB)

Feb. 7 (419 KB)
Feb. 14 (427 KB)
Feb. 21 (530 KB)
Feb. 28 (420 KB)


Mar. 7 (425 KB)Mar. 14 (439 KB)
Mar. 21 (526 KB)
Mar. 28 (462 KB)


April 4 (417 KB)
April 11 (443 KB)
April 18 (542 KB)
Apr. 25 (555 KB)


May 2 (424 KB)
May 9 (467 KB)
May 16 (441 KB)
May 23 (464 KB)
May 30 (471 KB)

June 6 (461 KB))
June 13 (430 KB)
June 20 (421 KB)
June 27 (445 KB)



July 4 (438 KB)
July 11 (438 KB)
July 18 (466 KB)
July 25 (462 KB)

Aug. 1 (374 KB)
Aug 8 (381 KB)
Back to School Issue (406 KB)Aug. 22 (381 KB)Aug. 29 (384 KB)



Sept. 5 (380 KB)Sept.12 (385 KB)Sept. 19 (386 KB)
Sept. 26 (389 KB)





Click this link to view 2013 issues

Last updated September 25, 2014