Michigan ASCD sponsors this award program in support of ASCD Worldwide and The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Initiative in conjunction with the Michigan School Health Coordinators’ Association (MISHCA), and Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principal Association (MEMSPA). This program seeks to identify schools in Michigan that have created a school culture with programs that exemplify the ten components (blue ring) of the WSCC model (More information on each WSCC component here: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/wscc/index.htm).

Schools applying for the award are required to submit a completed application, along with supporting evidence to Michigan ASCD, according to program guidelines and timelines. Applications can be completed online.  All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee.

Award will be presented at the MEMSPA Annual Conference, December 7, 2023

Funds will be distributed by February 28, 2024

The Whole Child Award is generously sponsored by the Michigan Elementary & Middle School Principal Association (MEMSPA) and Michigan School Health Coordinators’ Association (MiSHCA).

2023-2024 Whole Child Award Recipient: Hemlock Public Schools

In recognition of teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, community members and students taking initiative to build healthier school environments, Michigan Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development (Michigan ASCD) is recognizing 3 Michigan schools for fostering a safe, healthy, challenged, supportive and engaged environment for their collective students.

The Whole Child Award program is a collaboration with Michigan ASCD, Michigan Elementary & Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA) and Michigan School Health Coordinators’ Association (MISCHA). The program aims to recognize schools in Michigan that have created a school culture that exemplifies the ten components of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model: Social & Emotional Climate, Physical Environment, Counseling, Psychological & Social Services, Health Services, Nutrition & Environment Services, Physical Education & Physical Activity, Health Education, Community Involvement, Family Engagement, and Employee Wellness.

This year’s Whole Child Award is proudly being presented to:

Gold Award: Hemlock Public Schools, Hemlock
Silver Award: Harper Creek Community Schools, Battle Creek
Bronze Award: Birch Run Public Schools, Birch Run

Hemlock Public Schools will be formally acknowledged at the MEMSPA Fall Conference in December. Recipients of The Whole Child Award will receive state-wide recognition and a monetary award to go towards their Whole Child efforts.

For more information on the Whole Child Award, please visit www.michiganascd.org/wholechildaward.