December Webinar: Promote a Joyful Holiday Season
This webinar will help participants recognize their sources of holiday stress and tension. Once identified, these stressors can be minimized by developing strategies to promote a joyful holiday season. Learn more.
Mental Health Resources for MCPS Employees
Taking care of our mental health should be a part of our daily lives. Well Aware has gathered community and medical plan resources to help you evaluate your current mental health status as well as tools to help you manage your mental health every day.
Free Access to Montgomery County Recreation Facilities and Pools
As a permanent* MCPS employee, you have free access to all Montgomery County (MC) recreation facilities, including swimming pools and gymnasiums. You also are eligible for a 20 percent discount on an annual pool pass for your family members. Interested? Learn more and visit the MC Recreation website for general information. You may apply online for the individual Total Rec Pass. The Employee Family Pool Pass Application also is available online. Both passes are valid for one year; you may reapply each year to continue your access to the facilities.
The Wellness Initiatives program provides incentives to help you reduce your health insurance costs. Learn more about the program so you can take advantage of the rate reductions.
An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against the flu Both CareFirst and Kaiser Permanente have laid out detailed plans to offer flu shots. Learn about CareFirst's regional flu network. Learn about Kaiser Permanente's flu shots.
Online Classes: Join the Email Distribution List
Join Well Aware and take an online health and wellness class. From mindfulness to Zumba, you can join these classes online. Add your name to the distribution list for class updates. Learn more.
Instep with Diabetes Class forming for the Fall
MCPS and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to bring you Instep with Diabetes. The free program is available to MCPS employees and their spouses, whether or not you participate in MCPS employee benefits or with Kaiser.Learn more.
Well Aware Try-Athlon Fall Challenge!
Join Well Aware for our fall physical activity challenge! Gather your coworkers and increase your activity to find the fountain of youth! Learn more.
Well Aware Wants to Hear From You!
Tell Well Aware about any wellness programs, activities, and/or incentives you would like us to consider in the coming year. Complete our survey to help us provide you with the wellness program you most need and want.
*Permanent employees do not include substitute teachers, temporary employees, or retirees.
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has been awarded the Healthiest Maryland Businesses 2022 Exemplar Business Award! Exemplar businesses have well-established workplace wellness practices promoting a culture of health across the organization. Click here to learn more about this important initiative.
MCPS has been selected by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence as a 2015 Health & Wellness Trailblazer Award winner. Since 2006, the alliance has recognized employers who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to their employees’ health and wellness by developing and implementing innovative programs.
MCPS has been recognized by the Alliance for Workplace Excellence with a 2017, 2018, and 2019, 2020 Health & Wellness Seal of Approval.
MCPS has received a gold Wellness at Work Award for 2019 and 2020 from Healthiest Maryland Businesses (HMB). The award recognizes HMB members and highlights successful wellness initiatives.