Winooski School District encourages the whole school community to lead safe and healthy lives. Check out what we are doing to promote our well-being.
VT Foodbank Dates for 2017-18 School Year - 8/29/17
For the 5th year, the Winooski School District is partnering with the Vermont Foodbank to host Veggie VanGo onsite, providing fresh produce and food directly to our school community.
On the FIRST and THIRD Friday of each month of the school year*, the program distributes produce on school grounds, thereby providing a more accessible source of fresh food to our community.
PLEASE NOTE: Starting in the 2017-18 school year, only students will be allowed in line for produce from 8:45am – 9:30am. Family members who are not attending school will be allowed in line starting at 9:30am. The truck will pack up at 10:00am.
*Below are the dates (all Friday mornings) that Vermont Foodbank trucks will be on site distributing produce from 8:45am – 10:00am:
Dinner Available for Kids at Winooski Library - 12/6/16
Starting Monday, December 4th, the City of Winooski will be serving free evening meals for youth aged 18 years old and under at the Winooski Memorial Library. The library is located at 32 Mallets Bay Avenue in Winooski. Meals will be served Monday through Thursday, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Students and other childcare who participate in… Read More
VT Foodbank brings the School Pantry to Winooski - 12/1/16
Winooski School District is partnering again this school year with Vermont Foodbank to offer the School Pantry To-Go program. Through School Food Pantry To-Go, the Vermont Foodbank distributes produce twice a month on school grounds, thereby providing a more accessible source of fresh food to students and their families. Vermont Foodbank trucks will distribute produce at the school in the… Read More
Winooski Setting an Example - 6/10/16
On Tuesday, June 7, Vermont’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Harry Chen, held a press conference introducing a new Vermont health initiative called 3-4-50. 3 health behaviors (poor eating habits, lack of physical activity and tobacco use) that lead to 4 chronic diseases (pulmonary disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer) which account for over 50% deaths in Vermont. After Dr. Chen introduced the… Read More
Second Graders Harvest School Garden - 11/16/15
This fall, students from Mrs. Moulton’s second grade class helped harvest the school garden. Most of the produce was harvested by the by students who maintained the school garden over the summer. But during this late harvest, the second graders collected carrots and kale, as well as herbs such as thyme, oregano, rosemary and parsley…. Read More
Walk-to-School Day is Wednesday, October 7th! - 9/29/15
On Wednesday, October 7, teachers and students will meet at the Rite Aid parking lot at 7:30am to walk together to school as part of International Walk-to-School Day, and to celebrate and participate in an active and healthy way we can get to school. More information can be found in the walk-to-school day flyer: Winooski Walk to School Information. Additionally,… Read More
Celebrating Success of the Mindful City Project - 9/10/15
We are excited to share this video that CML put together that highlights the Modern Mindfulness program and work we did last year in the Mindful City Project. WSD is partnering again with the police department and the City of Winooski to for another year of the Mindful City Project. This year we plan to provide further… Read More
Wellness Day for WSD Employees - 3/10/15
During the March in-service this year, school employees participated in Wellness Day. Wellness Day is a day of various activities designed to allow employees to participate in different ways of taking care of their own wellness and build stronger relationships among colleagues. There has been a strong focus on fostering a culture of wellness here in recent… Read More
Celebrating Healthy Students - 2/11/15
Schools play a powerful role in influencing students” healthy food choices, especially when food is allowed in the classroom. Celebrations in the classroom provide an opportunity to help make healthy choices fun and exciting for students. Traditionally, holiday and birthday celebrations have included ‘sweet treats”–foods high in sugar, such as cupcakes, candy, or cookies. While… Read More
Love Your Heart - 2/3/15
February is American Heart Month, and a good time for you to check in with your heart. Heart disease is America’s leading health problem and leading cause of death in both men and women. During February, your Wellness team encourages you to be informed about your risks of cardiovascular disease. Here are some simple steps you can take:… Read More