Announcements

APPLE Schools is seeking a Philanthropy & Donor Relations Officer

APPLE Schools is seeking a Philanthropy & Donor Relations Officer

Feb 11, 2021 - Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit for building sophisticated donor engagement programs? Are you interested in working for an award-winning charitable organization that generates positive changes in vulnerable school communities? Do you enjoy collaborating with a dedicated team with a passion for health and wellness? If yes, then join our team as our Philanthropy & Donor Relations Officer.
Our 2020 annual report is here!

Our 2020 annual report is here!

Dec 10, 2020 - We are excited to report on what has been a rather unforgettable year! Like all of you, the APPLE team has been grappling with the challenges of the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, the year held many celebratory things that are wrapped up into this colourful report.
APPLE Schools selected to scale project to support 65,000 students!

APPLE Schools selected to scale project to support 65,000 students!

Dec 2, 2020 - APPLE Schools was selected as one of only 11 national ventures for the LEAP Healthy Futures Accelerator! Over the next five years, we will be working closely with LEAP, who will provide us with strategy support to scale our project with the goal of reaching 62,000 students in 200 schools by 2025!
Parent information regarding 2020 research study in select APPLE schools

Parent information regarding 2020 research study in select APPLE schools

Oct 26, 2020 - Has your child's APPLE school been chosen for data collection? Here is everything you need to know and to participate in the study. The data you provide will help the principal and APPLE Schools make new plans to improve lifestyle and well-being of students over the next years.
The 2018-19 annual report is here!

The 2018-19 annual report is here!

Dec 5, 2019 - This was big year for APPLE Schools. With expanding the project to new provinces and receiving the honour of international recognition, we have so many people to be grateful for! To each funder, partner, student, principal, teacher, parent, school health champion and facilitator, thank you for being part of our 2018-19 story.
APPLE Schools named a global top 100 education project

APPLE Schools named a global top 100 education project

Nov 6, 2019 - We are excited to announce that APPLE Schools has been named one of the world’s top 100 most innovative and inspiring education projects of 2020!
Healthy habits lead to healthier lives for youth

Healthy habits lead to healthier lives for youth

Oct 16, 2019 - Our article in Ever Active Schools' fall magazine edition is out now! Check out how APPLE Schools supports findings in new research that links childhood health to adolescent mental health. Page 20.
The 2018 annual report is here!

The 2018 annual report is here!

Dec 10, 2018 - This was a busy and exciting year for the APPLE Schools team! We officially expanded out of Alberta, created many new resources to make health promotion more easy and fun; and we worked hard to attract more funders for project sustainability. It's been a great year, thank you to everyone involved! Please enjoy our 2018 story.
APPLE Schools celebrated 10 years and generosity of supporters

APPLE Schools celebrated 10 years and generosity of supporters

Jan 24, 2018 - Yesterday, our team celebrated 10 years of APPLE Schools at Belmead School with all our friends in the school communities! We also thanked our generous funders, and the incredible people who have worked hard to support healthy kids in healthy schools.
APPLE Schools accepts the ASBA Friends of Education Award

APPLE Schools accepts the ASBA Friends of Education Award

Nov 20, 2017 - Our partners at Northland School Division No. 61 nominated APPLE Schools for the Alberta School Boards Association Friends of Education Award. Our grateful team accepted the award at last night's event!
Our team is proud to unveil the 2016-17 annual report

Our team is proud to unveil the 2016-17 annual report

Nov 16, 2017 - Our project team had a busy year of sustaining existing schools, guiding our brand-new cohort of 12 rural schools, and planning for an out-of-province expansion come next year!
Jenn Flynn, Executive Director, named Top 40 Under 40 in Edmonton

Jenn Flynn, Executive Director, named Top 40 Under 40 in Edmonton

Nov 7, 2017 - Avenue Magazine Edmonton named Jenn Flynn one of the city's movers and shakers! The APPLE Schools team celebrated on October 30 as she received an award for her outstanding work with APPLE Schools.
APPLE Schools project team accepted two awards

APPLE Schools project team accepted two awards

Oct 6, 2017 - In the last month, our project has received awards from the Northland School Division No. 61, and Fort McMurray Public School District. Both awards recognized us for championing healthy schools in the districts, which makes us feel incredibly honoured.
New resources to promote physical activity and mental health

New resources to promote physical activity and mental health

Sep 7, 2017 - We have been working hard over the summer to develop six new monthly campaigns and a mental health bin, and we supported Ever Active Schools in creating alphabet animal activity cards. We have plenty of new material to keep your school community going strong and healthy! Click on the title for the links.

APPLE Schools is expanding its reach

Aug 22, 2017 - We will soon support healthy kids in healthy schools in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories, and are changing our extension name to reflect that. We are currently working with school jurisdictions to identify two schools in each province/territory that can greatly benefit from our project. Also, make sure to check out our brand-new video on our homepage or YouTube! Click on the title to read more.

Get a taste of APPLE Schools

Mar 15, 2017 - APPLE Schools recently created a report for our generous funders to give them just a sample of the great things that are happening in the newest APPLE schools, thanks to their support. If you want to see what the APPLE Schools program looks like in action, take a moment to read our September-December 2016 funder report!

2017 marks APPLE Schools 10-Year anniversary

Feb 16, 2017 - APPLE Schools has grown so much since the seed was planted in 2007! We created an infographic to give you a glimpse of our journey. Click on the link to view it.

Jenn Flynn shares practical ideas on energizing the workplace

Jan 24, 2017 - APPLE Schools' Executive Director, Jenn Flynn, is a pro at bringing fun and healthy ideas to the workplace. This month, she shared a few simple, practical ideas on ASEBP's Sandblog on how anyone, reglardless of position or title, can energize their workplace. Take a moment to check it out!

The principal: A key player in building a healthy school culture

Dec 7, 2016 - The Alberta School Boards Association highlighted the main findings from the School of Public Health's 2015 article on a principal's role in implementing Comprehensive School Health. The highlights reiterate just how critical principals are as health champions.

Our 2015-16 annual report is here!

Dec 6, 2016 - This was a year worth celebrating for APPLE Schools -- we expanded our program into several new schools, and some inspiring stories came out of our existing ones. Take a moment to check out the highlights of what we have been up to.

New research pinpoints essential conditions for creating healthy schools

Nov 16, 2016 - We are thrilled about the latest research from Kate Storey, PhD, RD, of School-based Intervention Research through Changes in Lifestyles & Environments (SIRCLE), which hones in on what makes comprehensive school health implementation successful in schools.