School Wellness/Staff Wellness
!!! SES, UCHS, and UES named 2020 America's Healthiest Schools
!!SES and UCHS named 2018 America's Healthiest Schools for the 2nd time!!
!!Uniontown Elementary School Named 2017 list of America's Healthiest Schools!!
!!Sturgis Ele. and Union County High School named to the 2016 list of America's Healthiest Schools!!
Please see the 2018 District Health Department's Assessment highlighting Union Count's
Healthy School Meals and School Gardens.
The health and safety of students and staff are of the highest priority in all Union County School decisions. Our district is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects student health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. In 2016 the district developed a strategic plan consisting of three main pillars; College Success, Life Success and Career Success, with the central pillar comprised of goals related to developing the whole student and aligning with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child or WSCC model of the CDC.
In addition to local school wellness committees and local school wellness policies, Union County Schools has a District-wide Coordinated School Health (CSH) Council. The council is responsible for annual review and update of the District Wellness Policy, establishment and support of the local school wellness committees, enforcement of district wellness policy and development/integration of Coordinated School Health goals into the Comprehensive District Improvement Plan.
The CSH Committee is continuing to evaluate the district wellness policy at this time and closely following the policy guidelines and recommendations from KDE SHAPE, ESSA, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Action for Healthy Kids, and KSBA.
In 2016 we were fortunate to have one elementary school (Sturgis Elementary) and our high school (Union County High) apply for and receive bronze level status through the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. In 2017 Uniontown Elementary also applied for and was awarded the bronze award. The bronze status is awarded for a two year period. Recently SES and UCHS re-applied and received the bronze status awards for a 2nd two year period. At this time we are working toward achieving bronze status at all schools and removing obstacles in our district policies which may be keeping us from silver status.