2017 Healthy School Champions Magazine

The Healthy School Champions Program recognizes Colorado schools for their success at creating a healthy school environment and implementing effective school health efforts. The program celebrates schools that have excelled at creating health and wellness programs that support student learning. In 2017, 46 Colorado schools were award winners.

This magazine highlights how these schools demonstrate the critical link between student health and academic achievement. In 2017, Manitou Springs School District 14 was recognized with the Platinum Governor’s Award for School Health and Wellness for embedding health as a core component of their mission, vision, policies, and instructional model.

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Susan Paulsen says [January 4, 2019 - 3:29 pm]

Buffalo RE-4J School District includes high schools students on their wellness committee. I'm wondering if there are other examples of students participating in or leading health and wellness efforts. Please comment if you have information about this.

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laura.a.smith@bvsd.org says [January 8, 2019 - 2:40 pm]

Congrats, Manitou Springs! What are they doing to continue their wellness efforts and make it a regular part of their everyday?

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katikuntz23 says [January 8, 2019 - 2:48 pm]

We just created a student-led wellness team and they have began many different projects to help make our school better in all components. We just finished out first project of having physical activity games for our jh and high school students before Christmas break. Right now they are working on getting positive quotes up for our bathroom stalls.

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mombreeof3 says [January 8, 2019 - 2:52 pm]

I love that there is a place where recognition is given to the schools/districts that are making positive changes in their schools. I think having a resource like this also allows for ideas to be shared which is always a great!

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megan.tritsch says [January 9, 2019 - 8:12 am]

I am having issues getting students to commit as well as teachers. making districts more aware of incentives would be a good thing.

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Dhayes says [January 9, 2019 - 8:36 am]

Show me districts of High Reduced Lunch populations that are having success in this program

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meganstellino says [January 9, 2019 - 4:44 pm]

It's great to see a source for providing recognition to schools, districts and programs that have been successful. Maintaining and diversifying the recognition is exceptionally important to broaden the impact of these comprehensive school-based health and wellness programs. All too often the recognition wanes and eventually some programs don't receive due accolades.

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mgroth says [January 9, 2019 - 8:15 pm]

As a member of the wellness coalition in MSSD14, I can say that this award took a lot of people working together in small steps over a long period of time, long before I began working in my school. From what I have heard and seen, the small steps 10 years ago have slowly moved the needle and created habits for students, staff, and community members. I also have to emphasize the gathering of community members. We have monthly meetings that include representatives from each building, from the police department, city council, planning commission, and more.

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wstevenson says [January 21, 2019 - 9:27 pm]

I enjoyed reading about the great things school districts are doing to enhance their wellness efforts. This article gave me ideas to discuss with our wellness coordinator. I also think it's great for schools/districts to be recognized for the amazing work they are doing!

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jjteacher says [January 24, 2019 - 4:58 am]

It's nice to read that a school district put people before test scores.

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rplambeck says [January 24, 2019 - 8:53 am]

This is awesome! I hope to get some of our schools to do this!

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