School Wellness teams (at every PSD school) develop School Health Improvement plans with goals centered around the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model. Teams assess wellness strengths and weaknesses at schools while developing plans.
- 100% of Schools have a School Wellness Team
- 100% of Schools have a Wellness Team Leader or Champion
- 10 Schools have a Student Wellness Team
- In 2018-2019 School Wellness Teams reported programming for over 13,700 students and 2000 staff in the areas of the WSCC model
Student wellness summit
The Summit For Student Wellness is an annual event put on by the PSD Wellness Department and brings together student leaders who are passionate about health, wellness, and helping others. It's an entire day full of fun, games, and education!
Check out these original brain boosters created by our Student Wellness Teams!
Brain boosters are quick games during class that get students up and moving, and can be academic based or just for fun. They are designed to increase blood flow and oxygen to the brain to increase focus and productivity!
To get involved in Student Wellness at your school, please email Alexa Garrett, Student Wellness Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grants and funding
- The Student Innovation Mini-Grant is for Student Wellness Teams only.
- Click here to apply: Student Innovation Mini-Grant
- The Movement Desk Grant awards two schools $12,000 to bring active seating into their classrooms.
- The Mini-Grant is funding for Title 1 schools only.
- Click here to apply: Mini-Grant Application
Healthy Schools certification
PSD Wellness in partnership with the Wellness Advisory Council for Schools (WACS) has developed a Healthy Schools Certification that recognizes outstanding schools, which have met health, wellness, and policy compliance. The Healthy Schools Certification celebrates schools that implement best practices and initiatives to integrate wellness into their school climate and culture.
2019 Platinum Awards
2019 Gold Awards
Lesher Middle School
Kinard Middle School
Beattie Elementary School
Shepardson Elementary School
Timanth Elementary School
2019 Silver Awards
2019 Bronze Awards
Preston Middle School
Zach Elementary School
Dunn Elementary School
Olander Elementary School
School gardens are a great way to incorporate wellness into the curriculum. Students learn about food, the environment, and a healthier lifestyle that includes making nutritious food choices.
Interested in learning more? Check out the PSD School Garden Resource Packet.
Want to apply for a school garden? Schools interested in starting a garden must apply for one by submitting a Project Proposal Form.
PSD Wellness has partnered with Big Green is build school a food and wellness culture that promotes youth wellness. We’re connecting kids to real food through a network of Learning Gardens and food literacy programs all connected to Health and Science standards. For more information or to apply for a Big Green Learning Garden for your school, visit The Big Green Website.
PSD Big Green Learning Gardens
- Bacon Elementary
- Bauder Elementary
- Harris Bilingual Elementary
- Irish Elementary
- Putnam Elementary
- Riffenberg Elementary
- Rice Elementary
- Lesher Middle School
- Lopez Elementary
- Dunn Elementary
- Polaris Expeditionary Learning School
- Tavelli Elementary
- Laurel Elementary
- Lincoln Middle
Wellness Advisory Council for Schools
The Wellness Advisory Council for Schools (WACS) is an advisory council whose purpose is to support and enhance student health and wellness for Poudre School District. WACS meets every other month (September, November, January, March, and May) The work of WACS is intended to lead to greater support of the wellness goals, policy, and implementation of wellness in PSD.
PSD is looking for community members, parents/guardians and staff to become members of our Wellness Advisory Council for Schools (WACS).
WACS meeting minutes:
September: WACS Meeting Notes
November: WACS Meeting Notes
January: WACS Meeting Notes
March: WACS Meeting Notes