You did it! Another amazing year of healthy schools work in DCSD. Thank you to everyone for making this a year of growth for our program. We had more SHIPS (62), more schools (60), more student classes, and more professional development workshops for district staff. Although we know we can't affect all of DCSD (yet!) there is definitely a positive impact being made. Through this work we have reports that schools are seeing less behavioral issues, less reactionary behavior, decreased stress, and increased movement throughout the day. All of this would not be possible unless it was for people like you who put in the time, passion, and willingness to go above and beyond. Thank you on behalf of the students, families, school communities, and district leadership!!
Share your Healthy School Success to Build Support: May 7, 15, 21
When you attend a live, virtual discussion, you will be entered to win a $200 Target Gift Card.
Sharing your accomplishments helps build support for the healthy schools goals. We will identify key elements of a success story, practice writing your school's success story, and share multiple communication channels. Can't attend, check out this on-demand video.
What do YOU need? Grab-and-go resources: May 3, 10, 14, 22, 30
Join us to learn about tools, resources, and expert guidance offered at no-cost. Can't attend, check out this on-demand video.
Schools can receive up to $3500 in grant money towards academic or extra-curricular programs.
September Grant Awards (selected schools will be awarded in September)
Learning 2 Practice- earn money by attending ELC.
Who: Any Certified Staff
What: Certified staff will have the opportunity to submit for up to two stipends of $100 each.
How: Complete the Learning to Practice Form
I had the privilege of hearing Jean Twenge speak at the Learning & The Brain conference (Thank you DCSD Tuition Reimbursement program). What scientists are learning about the psychological and physiological affects of technology on our children is absolutely fascinating! It's time to educate ourselves and establish boundaries in schools for cell phone usage. I know of two schools, Rocky Heights Middle School and Mountain Ridge Middle School, who are creating new policy around cell phone use on both classrooms and at lunchtime. Let's learn from these leaders on the effects it has on their students' behaviors, ability to focus, and academic engagement. Get the conversation going at your school! Let's start planning on Screenagers screenings for 2018/19 school year.
If you are ready to take action now, check these out... Away for the Day... or Hands Free Momma
|In addition to basic classroom use, The Walking Classroom is a great tool to enhance learning opportunities for:|
Thank you all so much for your patience as BOKS transitioned our Website, Trainer Hub, Virtual Training, and Online Registration over to our new look. We're happy to announce that they are all officially live with our new branding! If you haven't seen them yet, be sure to check them out and let us know what you think!
Trainer Hub: https://trainerhub.
Virtual Training: https://
As most of you know, BOKS isn't just a before school program anymore - our multiple curriculum offerings serve before, during and after school and can be utilized by parents, non-profits, and other organizations in addition to schools. We've updated the content and features of our new website to more accurately reflect our program's evolution. This month's Trainer Talk is focused on highlighting some of these exciting digital updates (including new Trainer Hub features). Thank you!
Glitter jar fun at Rocky Heights Middle School!
Recipe of the Month!
Fresh Vegetarian Greek Pasta
Enjoy your summer! We look forward to seeing all of you at our Healthy School Leaders Fall Workshop at the Highlands Ranch Mansion on September 12th, 2018. Until then, reboot, reset, relax!
With mucho gratitude,
Laurie & Kimmy