Wester Middle School

Wester Middle School Selected for Healthy Zone School Recognition Program

Oct 28, 2014

Healthy ZoneFourteen Frisco ISD schools are participating in the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program, a joint effort of The Cooper Institute and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to promote healthy practices in schools.

Each campus will receive up to $7,000 in funding over three years to purchase equipment and implement health-related activities on campus.

The ultimate goal of the program is to enhance the promotion of physical activity, fitness and nutrition and help schools become positive mentors for students, teachers and parents in the community.

“We’re thrilled to partner with these outstanding organizations to make a difference for the future of our children,” said Frisco ISD Director of Coordinated School Health Sheila Gardner. “The Cooper Institute and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas are leaders in the fight against childhood obesity and offer a wealth of knowledge and resources regarding best practices for health and wellness education and outreach in the community.”

Schools are selected for the program based on their current healthy practices as well as future plans to expand efforts in their school and community. They receive guidance and leadership support in addition to funding to further their health and wellness initiatives.

All public, private and charter schools in Dallas, Rockwall, Collin and southern Denton counties are eligible to apply.

Of the 41 new schools selected for the program this school year, nearly 35 percent are Frisco ISD schools. Congratulations to the following campuses:

  • Bledsoe Elementary School
  • Borchardt Elementary School
  • Corbell Elementary School
  • Fisher Elementary School
  • Griffin Middle School
  • Nichols Elementary School
  • Pink Elementary School
  • Riddle Elementary School
  • Rogers Elementary School
  • Scoggins Middle School
  • Staley Middle School
  • Taylor Elementary School
  • Wester Middle School
  • Wakeland High School

Anderson Elementary School has participated in the program for the last three school years and is now considered Healthy Zone School Alumni. 

Students, parents and staff at participating schools can expect to see more events, activities and opportunities on campus related to health and wellness.