State Whole Child Award



Nominations Window – February 8 – April 12, 2019

Nomination Form: 2019 Whole Child Award

Washington State ASCD sponsors this award program in support of ASCD Worldwide and The Whole Child Initiative.  This program seeks to identify a school in Washington that has created a school culture with programs that exemplify two or more of the five tenets of The Whole Child Initiative: Safe, Healthy, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged.  The Whole Child award will be presented within the recipient’s school district at a venue of their choice.

Your participation is essential to ensuring we celebrate the work, dedication and contributions of our colleagues and the programs that make a difference for learning and teaching.

Sheree Clark
Chair, WSASCD State Recognition Awards
Washougal School District
Phone: 360-991-7547

DEADLINE: Friday, April 12, 2019

NOTIFICATIONS: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

HEALTHY SCHOOLS

Recognizing educator(s) who contribute to providing a healthy school.

WHOLE CHILD TENET: HEALTHYTo ensure that all students are healthy, ASCD recommends, at a minimum:

  • Schools have a health advisory council with students, family, community, and business members.
  • Students are routinely screened for immunizations and vision, hearing, dental, and orthopedic concerns.
  • Physical Education and health classes emphasize lifetime healthy behaviors.
  • Healthy food choices are available at school.

SAFE SCHOOLS

Recognizing educator(s) who contribute to providing a safe and secure school environment.

WHOLE CHILD TENET: SAFE AND SECURETo ensure that all students are safe, ASCD recommends, at a minimum:

  • Students, school staff, and family members establish and maintain behavioral expectations, rules, and routines.
  • Families are welcomed by school staff as partners in their children’s education.

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Recognizing educator(s) who ensure that all students are adequately engaged.

WHOLE CHILD TENET: ENGAGEDTo ensure that all students are adequately engaged, ASCD recommends, at a minimum:

  • Students may participate in a wide array of extracurricular activities.
  • Schools provide opportunities for community-based apprenticeships, internships, or projects.
  • Teachers use active learning strategies such as cooperative learning and project-based learning.

SUPPORTED STUDENTS

Recognizing educator(s) who ensure that all students are adequately supported.

WHOLE CHILD TENET: SUPPORTEDTo ensure that all students are adequately supported, ASCD recommends, at a minimum:

  • Every student has an adult advisor or mentor.
  • Students have access to school counselors or other student support systems.

CHALLENGED STUDENTS

Recognizing educator(s) who ensure that all students are challenged academically.

WHOLE CHILD TENET: CHALLENGED ACADEMICALLYTo ensure that all students are challenged academically with a well-balanced curriculum, ASCD recommends, at a minimum:

  • Schools provide a well-rounded curriculum for all students.
  • Students have access to rigorous programs in arts, foreign languages, and social studies.