October 16, 2023
For Immediate Release
UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Three Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) elementary schools have been recognized for their efforts to transform their sites into healthier places for students and staff.
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation, recently named Springhill Lake, Robert R. Gray and Bond Mill elementary schools as America’s Healthiest Schools for the 2022-2023 school year. The recognition, awarded by Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a leading children’s health organization, honors schools’ dedication to supporting the health and well-being of students, staff and families.
“We’re honored to receive this national recognition highlighting our efforts to create healthier learning environments for students and staff,” said Superintendent Millard House II. “Nutrition, food access, enhanced physical and health education and thoughtful wellness policies all contribute to schools where our students can grow and thrive.”
The schools were recognized for healthy policies and practices across categories including:
Springhill Lake Elementary – Cultivating Staff Well Being (in collaboration with Harmony SEL at National University and Kaiser Permanente), increasing Family & Community Engagement (in collaboration with Kohl’s), improving Nutrition & Food Access, implementing Local Wellness Policy, bolstering Physical Education/Physical Activity, enriching Health Education, promoting Tobacco-Free Schools and supporting School Health Services
Robert R. Gray Elementary – Implementing Local Wellness Policy, bolstering Physical Education/Physical Activity and enriching Health Education
Bond Mill Elementary – Supporting School Health Services