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Mayor's Health and Fitness Awards - Healthiest Schools
What are the Mayor's Healthiest School Awards?
As an extension of the Mayor's Health and Fitness Council (MHFC) Partnership Certification Program, the Mayor's Healthiest School Awards highlight schools that have implemented healthy changes to create school environments that support the health and well-being of students. Schools that demonstrate practices above the state and federal standards are eligible to earn an award. Awards are granted at the Elementary and Middle School levels.
Who can apply?
Districts with any school within the Austin city limits is eligible to apply, including: Austin Independent School District, Manor Independent School District, Pflugerville Independent School District, Round Rock Independent School District, Leander Independent School District, Del Valle Independent School District, Eanes Independent School District.
All schools that apply for the MHFC Healthiest School Awards will be considered. No preference will be given to school size, location, public/private sector, school district, etc. Winners will be determined using a point system based off responses to the online application.
How does a school apply for the MHFC Healthiest School Awards?
Schools interested in applying for the MHFC Healthiest School Awards must complete the online application.
If you would like to review the questions prior to completing your school's application,
a PDF of the Mayor's Healthiest Schools Application is available.
What is the application deadline?
Applications are due by close of business on Friday, May 26, 2017.
Why should my school apply?
Each year, the MHFC hosts an awards ceremony at City Hall to recognize the efforts of partners who strive to make Austin the fittest, healthiest community in America. 2017 will be the inaugural year for the MHFC Healthiest School Awards.
Schools with an ‘Exemplary’ rating receive:
· Outdoor vinyl banner
· Group recognition & photo at the awards ceremony
In addition, the following awards will be presented to the top 3 elementary and 1 middle schools:
· $1,000 mini-grant funded by the St. David's Foundation to support ongoing school health and wellness initiatives*
· Outdoor vinyl banner
· Individual recognition & photo at the awards ceremony with the Mayor
*Winners will be required to return a reflection in the format the winner prefers (i.e. Word document, video, blog, etc.) within the first semester
after winning the grant. More details will be provided to winning campuses.
When is the Mayor's Health and Fitness Awards ceremony?
The awards ceremony is scheduled for September 2017. Recipients of recognition awards and mini-grants will be notified in August. All campuses are encouraged to bring Administrators and other staff involved in health efforts to be recognized.