Cherry Valley recognized for healthy learning environment
FRANKTOWN – Cherry Valley Elementary School has been chosen as a 2015 Healthy School Champion by the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI). Cherry Valley will be highlighted as one of the state’s healthiest schools at the CEI 7th Annual Summit and Luncheon on Friday, April 24, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown.
The annual CEI celebration recognizes Colorado schools that create and support a healthy school environment and implement effective school health efforts. BRT/RtI specialist Jan Francis has taken considerable effort to bring physical activities into the classrooms at Cherry Valley, coordinating student lacrosse, taekwondo lessons and a student-led health team that promotes physical activity within the school.
Cherry Valley also hosts fitness classes for staff and students after school, integrates science and health into the care and maintenance of a Tower Garden, provides a home to several chickens, has school-wide participation in the Healthy Schools Move Ultramarathon challenge and participates in the Kaiser Thriving Schools Grant work.