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Water's Cool at School

Congratulations to the 2018 grant recipients!

Alcona Elementary, Middle and High Schools, Lincoln Arborwood Elementary Campus, Monroe Athens High School, Troy
Atlantis High School, Flint Attwood Elementary School, Lansing Bangor High School, Bangor
Beech Elementary School, Redford Township Blesch Intermediate School, Menominee Bridgeport High School, Bridgeport Township
Bullock Creek Elementary School, Midland Carrollton High School, Saginaw Chatterton Middle School, Warren
Chippewa Valley High School, Clinton Township Detroit Cristo Rey High School, Detroit Dudley STEM Elementary School, Battle Creek
Eau Claire High School, Eau Claire Escuela Avancemos Academy, Detroit Ford Early Learning Center, Ypsilanti
Gier Elementary School, Hillsdale Harrison Middle School, Harrison Hatherly Educational Center, Warren
Holden Elementary School, Warren Inland Lakes Elementary School, Indian River International Academy at Hull, Benton Harbor
Ionia Middle School, Ionia Johannesburg-Lewiston High School, Johannesburg Kolb Elementary School, Bay City
Lake Shore High School, Saint Clair Shores Lincoln Elementary School, Zeeland Lockwood Elementary School, Eaton Rapids
Luther L. Wright School, Ironwood Mesick Jr./Sr. High School, Mesick Montrose Hill-McCloy High School, Montrose
Moon School, Muskegon Morrish Elementary School, Swartz Creek Mt. Morris Middle School, Mt. Morris
Muskegon Middle School, Muskegon North Elementary School, Birch Run Northwest Elementary School, Howell
Novi Meadows Fifth Grade, Novi Orchard View Middle School, Muskegon Ottawa Elementary School, Buchanan
Owen Elementary School, Pontiac Pierce Middle School, Redford Township Pinconning Central Elementary School, Pinconning
Pittsfield Elementary School, Ann Arbor Pittsford Area Schools, Pittsford Reese Elementary School, Reese
Ross Beatty Jr./Sr. High School, Cassopolis Schwarzkoff Elementary School, Sterling Heights Shawmut Hills School, Grand Rapids
South Bendle Elementary School, Burton Southwest Community Campus, Grand Rapids Surline Middle School, West Branch
Sycamore Elementary School, Delhi Township Union City High School, Union City Walker-Winter Elementary School, Westland
Warren Woods Middle School, Warren Webb Elementary School, Hazel Park West Bloomfield High School, West Bloomfield Township
Woodward School for Technology and Research, Kalamazoo    

Rethink Your Drink: Choose Water!

This year, the Delta Dental Foundation partnered with MESSA to expand its campaign to encourage students to drink more water during the day!

Water’s cool at school!

Providing access to drinking water throughout the school day gives students a healthy alternative to sugary beverages like soda pop, and sports/juice drinks. Drinking plenty of water can help combat obesity, increase energy levels and may improve students’ cognitive functions. Further, if fluoridated, drinking water also plays an important role in preventing cavities.

As part of its Rethink Your Drink campaign, the Delta Dental Foundation has teamed up with MESSA and committed a total of $200,000 to REPLACE existing drinking fountains at a number of selected schools in Michigan with new Elkay water fountain/bottle filling stations installed by Balfrey & Johnston, Inc. of Oak Park, MI.

What your school could win:

Your school could be one of those selected to receive the following:

  • One or more brand new water fountain/bottle filling stations (including installation)
  • Water bottles for all students and staff 


Contact Kim Garland at 517-347-5333 or

Learn more:

To learn more about how to increase access to drinking water in school or about Delta Dental’s Rethink Your Drink campaign, check out the following: