The Lane, Oak schools earn physical education awards
Updated: July 1, 2012 11:32AM
Two schools in Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Elementary District 181 have been designated as recipients of the Blue Ribbon Schools Award from the Illinois Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
The Lane School and Oak School, both in Hinsdale received the designation, which is effective 2012-2017. Those schools were chosen following a review of the physical education programs at both schools, an April 10 visit to the schools, interviews with staff, students and parents, and consideration by a state-level panel.
The award recognizes the best physical education and health programs in the state. As of 2011, only 36 schools in Illinois had earned the Blue Ribbon Award from the association.
At The Lane School, physical education teachers Ruth Jewell and Dan Ozga completed the application, which was submitted in February.
Oak School’s Blue Ribbon team included physical education teachers: Marianne Biedrzycki, Jeffrey Mack, Gus Lauermann, and student teacher Doug Henegar.
Each school will receive a large banner, a plaque and certificate and will be featured in the association’s journal.