Springs Studio for Academic Excellence Wellness

  • Springs Studio Walking TrailSprings Studio staff members make it a priority to ensure students are up and moving throughout the school day. In primary school, students are getting healthy with an outside play area and supplies. Thanks to the healthy school's money and grants, our students are active and enjoying the outdoors. We have also incorporated GoNoodle time during the school day. GoNoodle provides activities that help students focus in the classroom. At the secondary school level, our students stay active and have fun with events like American Ninja Warrior and football club.

    During its 2015-2016 school year, the school received a walking trail, thanks to a grant from Medicaid. Staff, students, and parents enjoy the walking track throughout the week. The Landsharks Run Club is benefiting greatly, as the club can meet at the school for the first time.



     Healthy Schools Success Story!

    At Springs Studio for Academic Excellence, middle school students experience the High Trails Outdoor Education Program.  This year, Healthy Schools Initiative helped fund enrollments to this amazing camp!   

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    At High Trails, students are urged to explore and build knowledge about the science and history of the natural world!





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 wellness@d49.org for additional information.

    Nutrition for classroom parties, celebrations, classroom rewards, fundraisers

    • All food items must be store-bought with the nutrition information showing 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's 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. In addition, quality and sanitation standards cannot be controlled.


    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

    Play dough

    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.