District Earns Wisconsin School Health Award

District Earns Wisconsin School Health Award
Posted on 12/13/2019
This is the image for the news article titled District Earns Wisconsin School Health AwardOn Thursday, December 5 Swallow was awarded a Bronze Level Wisconsin School Health Award by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction (DPI). This award is presented to schools who are recognized and celebrated for their efforts to enhance policies, programs, and the infrastructure to support and promote school wellness, healthy eating, physical activity, physical education, health education, family and community involvement, and staff wellness.

Per the Wisconsin DPI, “These schools help students achieve their full academic potential as well as supporting them in developing lifelong healthy behaviors. They recognize that what happens in the classroom, gymnasium, cafeteria, at school events, at home, and in the community are interrelated and can reinforce healthy behaviors. In an effort to improve schools and school systems, the Wisconsin School Health/WSCC Award aims to support collaborative engagement to minimize achievement gaps. In addition, the Wisconsin School Health/WSCC Award is a way to recognize and celebrate schools with policies, programs, and the infrastructure to promote and sustain a healthy learning environment.”

The Wisconsin School Health Award recognizes schools for aligning with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model and implementing programming that:
-promotes healthy nutritional choices,
-gets students active,
-has policies in place to address and promote staff and student wellness,
-has a committee to address wellness efforts in your school, and
-actively involves parents
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