Wellness Committee (WELCO)

Woodland Park School District is a 2018 Colorado Education Initiative Healthy Schools Champion!

The Woodland Park School District is fortunate to be grant-funded by the Colorado Health Foundation and Colorado Springs Health Foundation in order to help provide education through different health and wellness strategies for the school district’s students & staff, families and community.  These grants help fund a Wellness Coordinator, a District Wellness Committee (WELCO) team and school WELCO teams.  Together, we focus on the “Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child” model which encompasses 10 components of Health & Wellness.   We have adopted a district Wellness Policy  and have the following mission statement:

The mission of WELCO is to improve the climate of our schools and increase the academic achievement of our students through education, programs, services and activities that promote positive, healthy lifestyles, choices and habits.

Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child  (click here)

WSCC Model

District overview within the 10 components of wellness

(Click Here)

 EVENTS for 2017-18 School Year:

*District WELCO Meetings  (All meetings will be from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the large conference room at the Central Office)

National Walk to School Day–  Wednesday, October 4, 2017 

Elementary Oral Health Screenings. Thank you to Dr. Stephanie Kaufmann, Susie Bradley, and Tonya Goss for screening all of WPSD’s elementary school students!

Go Red! for Heart Health Awareness Day



RELATED links:

SCHOOL Wellness                                      STAFF Wellness 

Wellness Policy                                            Walktober (Fall 2017)

Wellness Policy Evaluations                   Health Trails (Spring 2018)
-Columbine  Elementary
-Gateway Elementary 
-Summit Elementary
-Middle School
-High School
Healthy Food Ideas                        
Healthy School Snacks   
Smart Snacking Tips for Kids                      
 Smart Snacking Tips for Kids  (Part 2)
Healthy Non-food Rewards             
17 Health Tips for 2017
20 Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables

    Harvest of the Month 2017-2018 Tasting Menu

October 9-12, 17, 2017:               Plums  (Facts about PlumsPlum Coloring Page)

Recipes: Plum SorbetPlum Roll-Ups, Plum Salad with Lemon Ginger Dressing

November 6-10, 2017:                Cantaloupe/Honeydew (mixed or single)  (Watermelon Facts  Cantaloupe Facts   Honeydew Facts)

Recipes:  Kid Friendly Recipes and Snack Ideas

Melon Activity Page

December 4-8, 2017:                   Red and/or green bell peppers    (Pepper Facts)

Pepper Activity (Ages 5-7)   Pepper Activity (Ages 7-11)   

Confetti Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe   Kid Friendly Pepper Recipes    27 Ways to Make Bell Peppers Less Boring

January 22-26, 2018:                  Zucchini

Kid Friendly Zucchini Recipes

April 9-13, 2018:                           Sugar Snap Peas

*Menu is subject to change based on availability and pricing of produce.





       Julie Cutting

School WELCO Teams & Co-Leaders:

Columbine Elementary—Teri Goldberg & Sara Stone-Dvorak
 Gateway Elementary—–Lori Lays & Anne Marie Leanza
Summit Elementary——Val Brown & Nicole Hartje

Woodland Park MS——- Kathy Morford & Laura Magnuson

Woodland Park HS——-Catherine Becker & Angie Cunningham

Central Administration—Dianna Trimble

District WELCO members     and         COMMUNITY

-Brian Gustafson                                                     –Kaiser Permanente

-all school co-leaders                                        -Community Partnership

-Tanya Williams                                                       –Harvest Center

-Carol Greenstreet                                     –North Teller County Build a Generation

-Karen Casey-Svetich                                        –Teller County Public Health

-Sean Goings                                                   –American Heart Association

-Rose Banzhaf                                                              –GoNoodle

-Misty McMahan

-Jacque Revello

-Beth Ortiz

-Tammy Clark

-Kathy Cefus

For more information or if you would like to get involved with our school district’s

Wellness Committee (WELCO), please contact:

Julie Cutting



school/district WELCO leaders




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