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401 Devils Lane ● PO Box 99 ● Walworth, WI ● 53184-0099

Phone (262) 275–2116 ● Fax (262) 275–5117

 

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and develop responsible, productive citizens."

 

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Heart Screens Available

10 Minutes May Save a Student’s Life

For the fourth consecutive year, Champion Hearts will be at BFHS on Thursday, January 29, 2015. Champion Hearts screens students' hearts to detect abnormalities. In particular, they hope to detect hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is a disease of the muscle of the heart that may cause sudden, unexpected, cardiac death in teenage athletes. HCM often goes undetected in routine physical exams. That is why Champion Hearts travels to schools like Big Foot.

Champion hearts can screen students aged 13 and above. Before screening, students must get a reservation, parents/guardians must sign a consent form (see links below), and the student must pay a $35 fee. Testing takes about ten minutes, and students can return to class immediately after screening.

Screening Process

A Champion Hearts team member performs a simple screening test called an echocardiogram. An echocardiogram, often referred to as an "ultrasound of the heart," uses sound waves to produce an image of the heart which can be utilized to diagnose or rule out HCM. A highly-trained and certified technologist will perform the exam to record, in real time, the thickness, size, and function of the student's heart. These images will then be interpreted by a cardiologist and reported to the student via written report. In the event of an abnormal screening, an additional recommendation will be made for the student to see his/her physician for a full evaluation and further consultation.

 

Wednesday, February 4

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No School—BFASA In-service

Monday, February 9

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Early Dismissal, 1:53 p.m.

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Teacher Collaboration, 1:58–3:15 p.m.

Monday, February 23

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Early Dismissal, 1:53 p.m.

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Teacher Collaboration, 1:58–3:15 p.m.

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Parent-Teacher Dinner & Conferences,
 5:00–7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 27

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Regular School Day [Make-up]

Monday, March 16

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Early Dismissal, 1:53 p.m.

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Teacher Collaboration, 1:58–3:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 26

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Exam Day 1

Friday, March 27

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Exam Day 2

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End Term 3

Monday, March 30 – Monday, April 6

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No School—Spring Break

Tuesday, April 7

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Classes Resume

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Begin Term 4

Saving Money and Lives

Normally, an echocardiogram ordered by a medical doctor and performed at a medical facility is expensive and is often only requested once a patient has exhibited symptoms affiliated with HCM. Since Champion Hearts is able to bring the equipment to our school and perform the test as a proactive approach to heart health, they can perform this test for a mere fraction of the cost .

This heart screening is voluntary, and it is open to all students, not just athletes. Parents/guardians do not need to be present at the time of screening, but they must sign the waiver form. If you are interested in reserving a heart screening, or you have questions, please contact our school nurse.

Contact

Tricia Marvin, RN BSN
Big Foot Area Schools Association Nurse
262-394-4410 (direct)
tkmarvin@bigfoot.k12.wi.us

Suggested Links

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Champion Hearts [off site]

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Champion Hearts Flyer (PDF)

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Consent/Waiver Form (PDF)

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Letter from School Nurse (PDF)

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US National Library of Medicine [off site]

 

 

Heart Screens Available
Thurs., Jan. 29

Teens for Jeans

Donate Old Blue Jeans to Homeless

Until Friday, February 13, BFHS will collect gently used blue jeans in the main office. BFHS students will then donate the blue jeans to the Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter as a part of the Teens for Jeans program sponsored by DoSomething.org. For more information, visit the link below.

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Flyer (pdf)

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DoSomething.org [off site]

 

 

 

Donate Used Jeans

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