Wellness News

October Seminar/Webinar: Women's Health
This seminar delivers tips for women to ensure a healthy lifestyle, with a focus on heart, breast, and bone health, as well as ways to manage menopause symptoms.  Learn More

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. 

Wellness Initiatives
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.

Minutes in Motion
Join Well Aware for the MCPS Minutes in Motion fall physical activity challenge to increase your activity and win prizes for your school and office. Learn more! 

Quit for Good Tobacco Cessation Program
MCPS and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up again to bring you the Quit for Good tobacco cessation program. 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.

InStep with Diabetes
MCPS and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to bring you a four-week program to better understand diabetes and learn skills for healthy living. E-mail Well Aware for information on future classes.

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 a 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.



Quit for Good
Fitness Log


Quit for Good
A free eight-week tobacco cessation program

Minutes in Motion
A physical activity incentive challenge to help you increase your activity this fall

Flights to Fitness
A program to encourage physical activity through stair climbing

Completed Wellness Challenges 
Read about past challenges, including Just 10 and Just 10 More, The Million Mile Challenge, and MCPS on the Move

Employee Assistance Program 
Help identifing and resolving personal concerns

Employee and Retiree Service Center (ERSC)
Information about all employee benefits, pay, leave, and retirement


Upcoming Events

Wed, October 16


Fitness, Weight Loss, and Nutrition Discounts

MCPS medical and/or dental plan participants have access to various health-related discounts. These discounts are plan specific and can help you and your family reach your health goals.

Click on your medical or dental plan vendor to learn more about the discounts available to you:



Have questions about your employee wellness program? Want to share the efforts you and your coworkers are making toward being active and healthy? Well Aware wants to hear from you!

Contact Well Aware at  wellness@mcpsmd.org or by calling the Employee and Retiree Service Center at 301-517-8100.


Well Aware eNews

The MCPS Well Aware eNews is a monthly e-mailed newsletter bringing you articles on healthy living and information about upcoming wellness events such as educational seminars, screenings, and more.

Find the eNews in your MCPS Outlook e-mail at the beginning of each month, or read issues here.

Read the Well Aware eNews

Video Library

Video Library

Miss a wellness webinar? Visit our Video Library.


The American Heart Association is proud to recognize MCPS as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company.