The USDA and Colorado Department of Education Office of School Nutrition recently awarded 12 St. Vrain Valley schools with HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL) Bronze Awards.
The HUSSC: SL is a certification initiative that recognizes schools for their efforts in improving food and beverage offerings, teaching kids about nutritious food choices, providing opportunities for physical activity, and having supportive school wellness policies.
On the evening of December 8th, Northridge families poured in to the gym to experience the second annual STEM and Family Fun Night. Students, parents, and teachers alike took part in a variety of engaging and often rigorous activities.
The STEM Student Leadership Team (SSLT) at Northridge started holding their meetings during the month of November. More than twenty 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders met twice this month during lunch to develop empathy and begin to define potential problems and/or issues at Northridge. Students talked together about specific areas around the school, and identified people and existing/potential problems in each setting. The locations they idetified ranged from the soccer field to the front office. Issues included safety, organization, and... *gasp* ...homework!