WMS Helps Fight Hunger!
One in six adults and one in four children in Oklahoma struggle with hunger. Woodward Middle School is proud to be a partner with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to help our students fight hunger. It's hard to learn with a grumbling tummy, and we want our students to thrive! Through this partnership, we are able to provide students with backpacks full of healthy snack foods and easy-to-make meals every weekend. Click the button below to sign-up to receive your backpack.
Woodward Middle School is a
Certified Healthy School
What is the Certified Healthy School Program?
The Certified Healthy School Program was started in 2010 by a health champion in the Oklahoma legislature. The program is administered by the Oklahoma Turning Point Council and the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Center for the Advancement of Wellness. Certified Healthy School is a free statewide annual certification dedicated to recognizing school sites that are working to improve student and employee health by providing wellness opportunities and implementing policies that lead to healthier lifestyles.
What’s in It for the School?
- Certified Healthy is a tool to assess where your school stands on supporting health
- By becoming a Certified Healthy recipient, you will receive recognition as a school that goes “above and beyond” to create a healthy, nurturing environment.
- Certified Healthy Schools have an opportunity to improve the whole school, whole community, and whole child by providing a learning environment that encourages healthier students and employees, thereby allowing them to increase both learning ability and productivity.
- Certified Healthy School award recipients are invited to a special recognition luncheon. Over 1,000 invitees attended the most recent luncheon.
- Recognition as a Certified Healthy School allows for opportunities to apply for grant funding to support initiatives that fall within the application criteria.
- Certified Healthy School recipients gain community recognition and can show their contribution to the health of Oklahomans by displaying their awards.