Partly Cloudy
20°FPartly CloudyFull Forecast

Madison, Monroe schools earn Blue Ribbon Award for P.E. program

Published: Friday, May 10, 2013 12:37 p.m. CST

HINSDALE – Both Madison and Monroe schools have earned the Blue Ribbon Schools Award from the Illinois Association of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

The designation, which is effective for a five-year period, followed a review of the physical education programs, visits to the schools, interviews with staff, students, parents, administration and board members, as well as consideration by a state-level panel.

The award recognizes the best physical education and health programs in the state; all Illinois public, parochial and alternative schools are eligible.

During the review process, the school curriculum was measured against state and national professional standards and those of the Illinois State Board of Education.

Both schools will receive a large banner, a plaque, a certificate and will be featured in the Illinois IAHPERD Journal.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Suburban Life Media.

Watch Now

Player embeded on all SLM instances for analytics purposes.

Lemont varsity cheerleaders half-time

More videos »

Reader Poll

What's your ideal Valentine's Day date?
Sharing popcorn on the couch
Dinner and a movie
Weekend getaway
It's just another day