Five Metro Schools have been named Silver Award winners in the HealthierUS Schools Challenge. Cockrill Elementary, Hull-Jackson Elementary Montessori Magnet, Fall-Hamilton Enhance Option Elementary, Brick Church Middle, and DuPont Hadley Middle have been participating in the national, and voluntary, program that encourages schools to promote healthy lifestyles through nutritional food offerings, nutrition education and physical activity. For their outstanding efforts in promoting healthy lifestyles, the schools received plaques, banners, and a $1,000 incentive award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Several administrators from MNPS toured the five schools with USDA Program Specialist Tim Mote who presented the awards to each school. During the stop at Hull-Jackson, Director of Schools Dr. Jesse Register, Mayor Dean, and Dr. Bill Paul of the Metro Health Department also dropped in to celebrate and recognize the students and staff for their hard work and commitment to living healthy lifestyles.Congratulations to these five award-winning schools!