Ojeda Middle School was the top-scoring Mayor’s Healthiest Middle School in the Austin area, announced on Friday, September 13 at Austin City Hall. The school earned a $1,000 mini-grant to improve health at the school. Dailey Middle School was also recognized for its work in improving the health of the school.
The Mayor’s Healthiest School Awards highlight schools that have implemented healthy changes to create school environments that support the health and well-being of students. Schools that demonstrate practices above the state and federal standards are eligible to earn an award. Awards are granted at the Elementary and Middle School levels.
“It is exciting, as we will be able to build programs for our students that will include parents,” said Rebecca Gomez, Parent Community Liaison at Ojeda Middle School, “Getting the parents and students involved in more outdoor activities, like our ZEN Garden, is always a great way to engage our families.”
Del Valle ISD also received recognition for commitment to employee health and well-being.