All 3 Lake County Schools Named 2016 Healthy Schools Champions!
Lake County Intermediate School is proud to announce that we are a 2016 Healthy School Champion and have won the $7,500 Platinum Governor’s Award for our school health efforts. This is the top award given and we are Colorado’s healthiest school! This award is given in partnership with the Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles.
All three Lake County Schools were award winners this year. Lake County High School was also recognized as a Bronze recipient ($1000) and West Park Elementary as an Excellence awardee ($500) for their work on Health and Behavioral Health services and Healthy Celebrations and the West Park Playground Project respectively.
"LCIS is a school that has undergone a remarkable
culture change from one year to the next. With the addition of Expeditionary
Learning and its embedded social-emotional concepts and active learning model,
the school is on a trajectory of providing exceptional supports for students.
P.E. Teacher Megan Leirfallom, Instructional Coach Kim Kortkamp and Principal
Stephanie Gallegos, along with their hardworking counterparts, are changing
behavior outcomes through increasing the amount of time students are up and
moving throughout the day. By adding more recess, additional time to P.E., and
movement breaks throughout the day, the school has seen a significant reduction
in behavior referrals. The students themselves are responsible for creating
school-wide coordinated movement parties that resemble a flash mob. This
coordinated school-wide effort is worthy of recognition!” –Kerri Quinlan, LCSD Health
& Wellness Coordinator
Welcome to Healthy Schools Lake County, a collaborative effort between schools and community to support academic success through health & wellness initiatives. Our district and school committees seek to support nutrition, physical activity, mental health supports, health education, health care access and healthy school environment for staff and students in our district. Why does health & wellness have a place in education? Check out this video from the Colorado Education Initiative.