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Over 36 DCSD schools support American Heart Association

A special thank you to the 36 DCSD schools that completed a heart healthy school program this year to support the American Heart Association​!

Through Jump Rope/Hoops For Heart & Donate To Play Tournaments, the important heart healthy message reached over 22,000 local students & families! DCSD raised over $240,000 to support the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association. Thank you for your incredible support & important traditions every year! As a thank you back to keep kiddo’s hearts pumping, DCSD schools earned $11,000 in US Games certificates to buy new PE equipment for their schools! And starting in 2016-2017, School Event Coordinators will earn 8 Professional Development Hours for completing an AHA event.

If you’d like to learn more or pre-register your school for the 2016-2017 school year, please contact Morgan June – Morgan.June[at]heart[dot]org at the American Heart Association or Laurie LaComb, Healthy Schools Coordinator, at lllacomb[at]dcsdk12[dot]org



May 16, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: Health Wellness and Prevention

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DCSD is requesting parent input on the health and wellness of our students. Last year, DCSD received a large planning grant from Colorado Health Foundation in an effort to assess how the district supports students through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model (WSCC). The mission of this grant is to review the current state of DCSD's student health and wellness program, and then formulate a three to five-year plan based on stakeholders’ needs, the latest research, and best practices. As part of this process, we would like your input.

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glowing purple lights hover over trays of seedlings in a dark room

It may look like a plain, white shipping container was just parked on the backyard grounds of Mountain Vista High School. The contents of the container are anything but plain, though. Walking inside the container, different colors of ambient lighting glow, futuristic-looking equipment and tall towers are suspended from the ceiling, and the humidity level is set to 70 percent. The container has been recycled into a new kind of learning opportunity for students.