State Whole Child Award

Nominations Window – February 2 – April 13, 2018

Nomination forms will be available December 2017

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 one 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.

 

Marissa Rathbone
Co-Chair, WSASCD State Recognition Awards
OSPI
600 Washington Street SE
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: 360-725-4977

DEADLINE: Friday, April 13, 2018

NOTIFICATIONS: Monday, April 30, 2018

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.