Mineral Point Middle/High School has been named a Bronze Wisconsin School Health Award winner from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Receiving this award signifies Mineral Point Middle/High School’s commitment to providing students with the knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions in a supportive school environment that will positively contribute to their academic success.

The middle/high schools are commended for having school health and safety policies and environments, health education, physical education and other physical activity programs, nutrition services, health promotion for staff, and family and community involvement. 

“Congratulations on your achievement!,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “I encourage you to join us and share your knowledge and story with other schools across the state. Supporting this initiative ensures more schools create an environment that enables students to achieve their full academic potential as well as support them in developing healthful behaviors to last throughout their lives.”

Healthy schools create an environment where students can become fit, healthy, and ready to learn. These schools help students achieve their full academic potential as well as supporting them in developing lifelong healthy behaviors. A healthy school provides clear and consistent health messages, accurate health information, and ample opportunity to use it. They recognize that what happens in the classroom, gymnasium, cafeteria, at school events, at home, and in the community are interrelated and can reinforce healthy behaviors. Across Wisconsin, families, teachers, school administrators, students, and community members are joining forces to promote healthy schools to improve health and academic outcomes.

Gold award winners include schools from the Appleton, Chequamegon, Fond du Lac, Hayward, Neenah, and Oregon School Districts. Silver went to schools in the Appleton, Chippewa Falls, Howard-Suamico, New London, and Oregon School Districts. Joining Mineral Point in the Bronze category were Appleton, Chequamegon, Chippewa Falls, Kiel, Neenah and Wausau School Districts.

The Wisconsin School Health Award ceremony will be held October 28 at the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells. School Nurse Julie Pompos and Superintendent Luke Francois will attend to accept the honor.