Congratulations to our Healthy Schools! In early May, HEAL’s Healthy School Challenge completed its second year with 80% WCPS school participation. Launched in the 2015-16 school year, HEAL’s Healthy Schools Challenge is a way to showcase a school’s commitment to the nutrition, physical activity, and overall wellness of its students. Wellness champions in each school select certain criteria within each of these categories and commit to offering programs, conducting events and making certain changes within their school environment. Each school meeting a minimum number of criteria receive the “Healthy School” status. Schools going above and beyond in accumulating points and creative implementation win prize money to reinvest in their wellness efforts. CHECK OUT the 2016-17 WCPS Healthy Schools Status for a full list of all of the Healthy Schools.
2016-17 Award Winners are listed below:
OVERALL WINNER: Williamsport Elementary
MOST IMPROVED: Bester Elementary
RUNNER UP ELEMENTARY: Maugansville Elementary
TOP MIDDLE SCHOOL: Western Heights Middle
TOP HIGH SCHOOL: Washington County Technical High
Thanks to grant money received from the Michael G. Callas Charitable Trust, the Oliver and Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust, the Richard N. Funkhouser Foundation and the Hershey Foundation, HEAL was able to award $22,375 to individual schools for school determined projects. These projects ranged from building school gardens, purchasing alternative seating in classrooms, and even launching a breakfast program.
HEAL thanks the Michael G. Callas Charitable Trust for supporting the second year of this initiative!
Click here for a full school 205-16 recognition list: SCHOOL LIST