Southern Door Elementary was presented with the Wisconsin School Health Award. The Award was presented during the Building the Heart of Successful Schools Conference on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The award was accepted by Elementary School Principal-Cory Vandertie, Behavior Interventionist/Coach-Sheila Wienke, and Speech and Language Pathologist-Sara Kokko.
The Wisconsin School Health Award is a way to recognize and celebrate schools with policies, programs, and the infrastructure to promote and sustain a healthy learning environment that ensures each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
Southern Door Elementary completed an assessment to gauge their activities in the following three areas: food, physical activity, and overall health and well-being. Activities such as the school garden, family fitness nights, PBIS program, food service tasting sessions, and providing indoor wellness activities before school and during recess earned extra points for the school based on the number of students, staff, and families involved.
Southern Door Elementary works hard to help students achieve their full academic potential, as well as support them in developing lifelong healthy behaviors. The school recognizes that what happens in the classroom, gymnasium, cafeteria, at school events, at home, and in the community are interrelated and can reinforce healthy behaviors.