Glacier Creek was named a bronze level winner of the Wisconsin School Health Award on Sept. 22.
The program recognizes and celebrates schools with policies, programs, and the infrastructure to support and promote healthy school programming; 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. There are three levels: gold, silver and bronze.
Glacier Creek is the second District school to be recognized. Northside also was named a bronze level winner in 2016.
Fewer than 70 schools from around the state were recognized with a Wisconsin School Health Award in 2017. The only other district in Dane County to have schools recognized was Oregon.
Glacier Creek physical education teachers Terri Mikkelson and Kalise Horst, who is also the District's wellness coordinator, accepted the award at a ceremony in Appleton on Dec. 7.
Every District school completed the Alliance for a Healthier Generation assessment last year, Horst said. By completing the assessment and making improvements in the areas of health and safety policies and environment, health and physical education, nutrition services and health promotion for staff, schools can qualify for various levels of the award, she said.
"We're very grateful for the work that has already been done and look forward to more collaboration with students, staff and families to continue to improve this important work,'' Horst said. "We're excited to have more MCPASD schools join us in receiving this award in the future.''