District earns grant from Colorado Health Foundation

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 9:41am

Grant addresses well-being and whole child gaps

Adams 12 Five Star Schools is excited to announce that the district has received a $120,000 planning grant for the 2016-2017 school year from the Colorado Health Foundation. This planning grant will fund the Wellness Priorities Planning Initiative, helping the district develop a long-term plan to address well-being and whole child gaps. This initiative will positively impact the lives of our nearly 40,000 students, 25,000 families and over 5,000 staff members.

This is an exciting and important opportunity for our district, as it will help us lay the foundation to create a stronger culture of well-being and help put a greater focus on the whole child,” stated Jill Collins, District Wellness Coordinator.

Five Star Schools has contracted with both Revolution Advisors and Lexicon & Line to oversee data collection and reporting, including outreach, surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews that will be key to this initiative. Each opportunity available to students, families and staff through this initiative ensures that their voice is heard regarding their wellness priorities for our schools and students.

The district kicks off the initiative at 24 back to school events in early August, allowing parents and families to participate in a brief five minute survey regarding their wellness priorities for their children. 

Healthy schools equals successful students and well-being is more than just physical health, it encompasses social, emotional, environmental, family and community aspects as well. 

The district looks forward to sharing the data collected, outcomes and long-term plan with the Five Star Schools' community in May 2017. For more information regarding this initiative, please contact Jill Collins, District Wellness Coordinator.