Sand Creek High School Wellness

  • Below is a snapshot of how Sand Creek High School ensures school wellness. The slideshow following it provides images of our students and faculty united in action.
    Each year in April, we host the Sand Creek Zone's Health and Wellness Expo!  The expo gets bigger and better every year!  There will be FREE exercise classes, and FREE raffle tickets at the door for plenty of FREE door prizes!  We usually have over 40 vendors with tables set up in the main gym, all giving away a prize and YOU can win just by attending! With your attendance to this event, you will also be helping a club or sport raise $500!  
    Each club and sport (per request) will receive tickets with their sport/club on it.  If you present your ticket at the door, they will receive a point.  The club and sport with the most people in attendance will win $500 from the Zone!  They are also giving away $500 to the top two celementary classrooms with the most people in attendance, and then of course, $500 to the club and $500 to the sport with the most people in attendance from Sand Creek.  
    This is a great event and is helping your students!  If no one gives you a ticket before the event, there will be blank ones available where you can write in your favorite club or sport so that they still get credit!
    If you are a business that can be classified as Health or Wellness, please reach out to Lauren Stuart at to host a table for our next Expo!
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    Wellness Club
    • We started a Wellness Club for students, so they might better find opportunities to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
     Terminate the Test Week
    • We started Fuel up for Finals Breakfast Burritos to encourage eating breakfast before testing or finals.
    • Cocoa and Cram allows students the opportunity to study with their peers, and ask for help from teachers, while sipping hot cocoa.
    • Stretch for Success incorporates Yoga and meditating.
    • Our students learn critical test taking techniques to improve their testing scores.
    Cocoa and Cram

    Stretch for Success

    Sand Creek High School Breakfast
    • Sand Creek High School serves breakfast.
    Ronald McDonald House
    • Wellness Club cooked for everyone staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
    Polar Plunge
    • On Feb. 28, our Wellness Club and Matrix were freezin’ for a reason. Some 8 students and 3 staff members, along with Health Matrix members, plunged for Special Olympics. They Raised more than $550. 
    Staff Wellness Parfait Day

    Spread the Word… To End the Word
    • Sand Creek High School became an R-word campaign school
    • Wellness Club members and Health Matrix took the pledge to no longer say the R-word and to stop those who do.
    • All students are given an opportunity to join the cause 
    Wellness Club Expo Night
    • On April 15, Sand Creek High School hosted a wellness club expo night from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    • We offered an evening to educate and promote healthy lifestyles in the community.
    • All of our District 49 community was invited.
      • Healthy Snacks
      • Yoga
      • Fitness Bootcamp
      • Color Run Sign Up
      • Health Promotion Table
      • Healthy Eating Tips
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Wellness Policy Overview

  • District 49's wellness policy and supporting guidelines focus on improving the health of students. Anyone interested in serving on the districtwide wellness advisory council should email for additional information.

    A sample of the Curriculum Food Request Form is available here

    Nutrition for classroom parties, celebrations, rewards & fundraisers:

    • All food items must be store-bought with the nutrition information showing that the product is 100 calories or less, 0 grams of trans fat.
    • No candy or sodas are allowed.
    • Birthday celebrations with treats must follow the  Wellness Policy Guidelines.
    • Fresh fruits and vegetables are excluded from calorie and sugar limits.
    • Food prepared in a private home may not be served at school to students because knowledge of ingredients, sanitation, preparation, and temperature of food in storage or transit is not available, nor can quality and sanitation standards be controlled.
    • Fundraiser guidelines may also be found in the Wellness Policy Guidelines.

    Healthy Snack Ideas Under 100 Calories

    Non-Food Celebration Ideas

    Cascadian Farm Kid-Sized Oatmeal Raisin Bar

    Smencils (smell good pencils)

    Pepperidge Farm Whole Grain Goldfish 100 Calorie Pack

    Glow Sticks

    Angie’s Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt Popcorn 


    6” Banana decorated with Sharpie and/or stickers


    Stretch Island Fruit Leather


    Applesauce on the Go 

    Post-its in fun shapes

    Fruit cups in 100% juice


    Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisps

    Stress balls

    Minute Maid Kids + Minis 100% Juice Box

    Seeds for planting 

    Trader Joe’s Apple + Banana Fruit Bar

    Lead a Dance Break


    Our commitment to physical activity:

    • Physical education is provided in elementary, middle, and high school.
    • Strenuous physical activity is not used (e.g. running laps, pushups) as punishment.
    • Generally, students should not be required to “sit out” any part of recess as punishment unless there is a safety concern.
    • Elementary school students will have a minimum of 30-minutes daily of physical activity. Recess for 1⁄2 day Kindergarten will be determined at those individual buildings. 
      • Physical activity can include recess, physical education classes, fitness breaks, active classroom activities, exercise programs, or active field trips.