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The Healthy Schools Department believes that healthy and happy students perform better! Current research proves that students who eat nutritious foods, exercise daily, sleep enough, have stress relieving strategies, and work in a safe learning environment perform better. We live in a world where a strong foundation in reading, writing, math, and other core subjects is still as important as ever, yet by itself is insufficient for lifelong success.  

In DCSD we use the whole child approach to learning, engaging studewnts, and community involvement.  This model works by supporting all students using the 10 components of health, utilizing our learning communities.  In the end, our goal is that students feel safe, healthy, challenged, supported, and engaged.

DCSD Healthy Schools presents: Screenagers: Growing Up in a Digital Age


Screen Shot 2017-01-06 at 12.16.08 PM.pngContact Laurie LaComb @ lllacomb[at]dcsdk12[dot]org to bring this movie to your school!


Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

Screenagers website link (watch the trailer)

As seen on Good Morning America

As seen as on PBS

Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace video, author of of Start with Why


Visit our blog at: Healthy Schools Blog

Three DCSD schools named among the healthiest schools in Colorado: Bear Canyon, Fox Creek & Cherry Valley. Congrats! We are so proud of you! Read more about it...


Through the Healthy Schools Department, schools can receive the following services:


  • Creating Healthy Schools Teams
  • Building School Health Improvement Plans (SHIPs) at each school that meets the needs of the culture and climate of each school.
  • Creating Student Led Health Teams
  • Mindful Life School Program
  • GoNoodle
  • Implementing Healthy Rewards/Snacks/Birthday Treat Policies
  • Increasing Physical Activity (PA) Before, During, & After School
  • Healthy Fundraising
  • Resource Lending Library for school wellness
  • Great Body Shop Curriculum
  • Learning Landscapes Toolkit
  • Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Theater Programs
  • American Heart Association Jump Rope for Hearts/Hoops for Heart
  •  Fuel Up to Play 60
  • Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Theater Programs

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Office number: 303-387-0029