• The Golden Sneaker Award was created in 2010 to recognize individual schools for promoting and implementing wellness activities and policies on their campus. There is one award given each month to an elementary school and one to a secondary school.

    The trophies, bronzed sneakers on walnut bases with plaques that read For those who have gone the extra mile for wellness, travel from school to school each month.

    Principals, or their Local Wellness Coordinators, submit a form detailing what they have done in the past month to deserve the award. Activities range from establishing a walking club for students, their families and staff, to the implementation of policies that encourage the sale of non-food items as fundraisers.

    The award is competitively sought after, and the announcement of the winners has become the highlight of monthly principalsmeetings. (See pictures here.)

     

    2015-2016 School Year

     

    May 2016 Springdale Elementary Held their first ever Family Wellness Night  
      South Hills HS Conducted Safe Spaces training  
    March 2016 East Handley Elementary 100% of their Cowtown racers finished  
      Versia Williams Elementary Outstanding participation at Cowtown  
    February 2016 Carter Park Elementary Winners of the Mayor's Challenge  
      Greenbriar Elementary Poison Control training for staff  
    January 2016 Daggett Elementary Exemplary effort at teaching the "whole child"  
      Alice Carlson Going the extra mile for student wellness  
    December 2015 George Clarke 6th annual walk/run with healthy snacks served afterward  
      Rosemont 6th Family Wellness Fair with speakers, vision screening, DrumFit  
    November 2015 Daggett Montessori Wellness Wednesdays before school, annual Dragon Dash  
      Cesar Chavez Dancing in the Hallways on Fridays  
    October 2015 WJ Turner Student running club, afterschool Zumba, parent walks every morning  
      Westcliff Student running club, afterschool Zumba, Goodies for Grandparents with fruit  

     

    2014-2015 School Year

     

     

    October 2014

    Elementary

    Seminary Hills

    National "Let's Move: Active Schools" winner for 2014

     

    Secondary

    McLean MS

    Walking and Running club for students and staff

    November 2014

    Elementary

    Westpark

    Fit Friday, running club with 94 students and lots of staff, Scrub Club for International Hand Washing Day, healthy cookie for Cookie Friday

     

    Secondary

    South Hill HS

    Inspired students with their fitness testing results so that students are doing activities at home

     December 2014

     Elementary

     Tanglewood

     

     

     Secondary

     

     

     February 2015

     Elementary

     Rosemont

     

     

     Secondary

     World Languages Inst.

     

     March 2015

     Elementary

     Westcliff & MH Moore

     Exercise balls in classrooms for students to sit on, activity during staff meetings, Zumba for parents

     April 2015

     Elementary

     Natha Howell

     Make-up run for Cowtown had over 200 students, parents & teachers participating. Every grade has recess.

     

     Secondary

     TABS

     Open gym before school and during lunch

     


    2012-2013 School Year

     

    October 2012

    Elementary

    Seminary   Hills

    Banned FMNV before and after school, after school Zumba

     

    Secondary

    Kirkpatrick MS

    All students   participating   in FitWorth challenge, active

    waiver   day with a scavenger   hunt for staff, walking team   with staff, implementing   School Health Index

    November 2012

    Elementary

    Van Zandt-Guinn

    Stepping   Into Better Healthpedometer drive, staff has

    morning walks with principal, healthy snacks   for faculty meeting,   fire safety training, Friday faculty basketball

     

    Secondary

    TABS

    Fitness Club with 30 students,   bike club with 15-20, Saturday

    Fitness Sessions for students   and families

     

     

    2011-2012 School Year

     

    October 2011

    Elementary

    Glen Park

    Family Fitness Night, annual   school walk, participating in

    Walk Across Texas

     

    Secondary

    Rosemont MS

    Faculty/staff participated   in Run for Life, walking   group that

    meets twice a week, nutrition meeting for   parents provided   by parent liaison

    November 2011

    Elementary

    Westcliff

    Fitness Boot Camp for   employees   and families,   health news

    and tips   in school   newsletter,   after school program for   recreation provided   free by staff for students

     

    Secondary

    Daggett Montessori

    Family Wellness Month with Wellness Wednesdays-walking

    before school, Running   Club for students, fall field   day with a   focus on teamwork and fitness

    December   2011

    Elementary

    Nash

    16th Annual Turkey   Trot with first time addition of parent

    and staff   race, health and   wellness fair   following the races,   used grant money from Dairy Max to promote nutrition and   fitness

     

    Secondary

    RL Paschal

    Est. a wellness cadre   to lead in 6 programs-resistance

    training,   yoga, running club,   core,   salsa, and   brown bag lunches. Reduce amount of   candy sales.

    January 2012

    Elementary

    De Zavala

    Clinic to insure staff   has access to immunizations, career &

    wellness expo, counselor   incorporated   health concepts in   lessons, canned food drive

     

    Secondary

    Riverside MS

    Three events –Junk the Junk Food, The Biggest Loser,

    The Amazing   Raceto incorporate nutrition and   physical activity into their   day

    February 2012

    Elementary

    Bill Elliott

    Annual Fitness   Night with providing activities for all ages
      and

    with the help of the wellness   committee, actively participated in the Junk   the Junk Food.

     

    Secondary

    Riverside MS

    Continued   Biggest Loser and   added basketball   after school

    for staff as well   as a walking group on Monday/Wednesday

    March 2012

    Elementary

    Oakhurst

    FirstFamily Wellness   Night” with   an emphasis on oral

    health,   faculty member donated healthy   snack goody bagsand the PTA   provided healthy snacks

     

    Secondary

    TABS

    Only high   school with a Cowtown 10K team, two   sport clubs

    afterschool, invited a pediatric dietician to talk   to   students

    April 2012

    Elementary

    South Hi Mount

    All day Fun and   Fitness Day-physical   activities all   day started

    with a run to Stripling   MS

     

    Secondary

    YWLA

     

    May 2012

    Elementary

    Alice Carlson

    Zoo Run and   a walking club for staff

     

    Secondary

    McLean 6th/EHHS

    McLean   paired up with an elementary school to learn about

    nutrition,   hydration and physical activity, EHHS   made the district walk   a community   event with lots of   information for   their community

     

     

    2010-2011 School Year

     

     

     

    September 2010

    Elementary

    Washington Hgts

    Welcome Back   Fair w/classes on wellness, kickboxing,

    healthy lifestyles classes   for staff/parents   and staff walking club

     

    Secondary

    McLean 6th

     

    October 2010

    Elementary

    Luella Merrett

    Teacher pedometer challenge, Walk across   Texas, Fitness

    Fridays, flu shots and health fair for the community

     

    Secondary

    JP Elder MS

     

    November 2010

    Elementary

    Dolores Huerta

    Career/Field Day combined with all   careers relating to health

    and wellness

     

    Secondary

    WM James MS

     

    December   2010

     

    No trophy awarded

    January 2011

    Elementary

    Maude Logan

    Continued   jammingminutes   right at start of   school

    day/everyone participates/principal thinks   it has reduced the number of tardies. Principal and AP pick one class to exercise with.

     

    Secondary

     

     

    February 2011

    Elementary

    LB Clayton

    Weekly Zumba   classes, Cowtown 5/10K practice twice a

    week for   parents and   students, monthly stay and play event   for   all

     

    Secondary

     

     

    March 2011

    Elementary

    North Hi Mount

    Healthy lifestyles for staff, principal   eating with students,

    exercise before school   instead of staying   in auditorium-   fewer tardies!

     

    Secondary

     

     

    April 2011

    Elementary

    East Handley

    Walking   School Bus, 2 initiatives – Turn Off   TV” & Get

    More Sleep

     

    Secondary

     

     

    May 2011

    Elementary

    MH Moore

    Wellness night, Zumba and yoga classes   for   staff/parents

     

    Secondary

     

     

     

    Their own “personal” sneaker for overall:                           ML Phillips Elementary and Riverside MS