Five Schools Win National Active School Award

Five AASD Schools Named "Let’s Move! Active Schools" 2016 National Award Recipients
Posted on 09/07/2016
Let’s Move! Active Schools, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, announced its 2016 National Award recipients and five Appleton Area School District elementary schools were included.

Five hundred and forty-four U.S. schools, representing 41 states plus the District of Columbia, were recognized for their outstanding efforts in creating an Active School environment.

The Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award is the nation’s top physical education and physical activity distinction for K-12 schools. The award celebrates a school’s commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes of physical activity before, during and after school each day.

Congratulations to:

Franklin Elementary School
Horizons Elementary School
Janet Berry Elementary School
Johnston Elementary School
Richmond Elementary School

To earn a Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award, a school must have met significant benchmarks in five areas: physical education; physical activity before and after school; physical activity during school; staff involvement; and family and community engagement.

This year, honorees will receive a large display banner, certificate and congratulatory letter from the First Lady.