Welcome to the Wisconsin School Health Award
State Superintendent Evers supports the Wisconsin School Health Award as a way to recognize and celebrate schools with policies, programs, and the infrastructure to support and promote healthy eating; physical activity; parental and community involvement; and staff wellness. The goal of this award is to motivate and empower Wisconsin schools as they create and maintain healthy school environments.
Healthy schools create an environment where students can become fit, healthy, and ready to learn! These schools help students achieve their full academic potential as well as supporting them in developing lifelong healthy behaviors. A healthy school provides clear and consistent health messages, accurate health information, and ample opportunity to use it. 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. Across Wisconsin families, teachers, school administrators, students, and community members are joining forces to promote healthy schools to improve health and academic outcomes.
Is your school interested in applying? Here are some questions to ask about your school. Does your school?
- Promote healthy nutritional choices?
- Get students active?
- Have policies in place to address and promote staff and student wellness?
- Have a committee to address wellness efforts in your school?
- Actively involve parents?
If you answered YES to these questions your school may be in line for one of the Wisconsin School Health Awards.
Wisconsin School Health Award Application
New in 2014, the Wisconsin School Health Award requires a school to complete a two-step online application process.
- Complete the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program on-line Inventory located at https://schools.healthiergeneration.org/6_step_process/assess_your_school/about_the_inventory/
You will need to create a log-in to complete the inventory. This process is free. If you have already completed the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program Inventory, you can simply update your current online inventory with the Wisconsin application for consideration for the Wisconsin School Health Award. If you need technical help with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's website, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-KID-HLTH.
This criteria will serve as the core of the Wisconsin School Health Award.
- Complete the short Wisconsin question application at https://4.selectsurvey.net/DHS/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=881046lM
The award applications deadline is May 15, 2014.
Note: The Wisconsin School Health Award is a school-level recognition award and school districts are not eligible to apply. However, a school district or a school that isn’t ready to apply for an award can complete the assessment step and get a score without submitting an award application to DPI.