School was recently recognized with a Gold Wisconsin School Health Award at an
awards ceremony where they were commended and celebrated for their commitment
to policies and programs that promote and sustain healthy lifestyles for
students and staff. The schools receiving this award are seen by the Department
of Public Instruction as committed to helping students achieve their full
academic potential as well as supporting them in developing lifelong, healthy
ElizaBeth Chase, Riverside’s physical education teacher, who was on hand to receive the award, shared some of the “secrets” behind Riverside's greatness. The school’s staff consistently works towards creating a healthy and active educational environment including the monthly walk to school events, particularly the popular annual walk to school with a Fond du Lac High School athlete
It’s clear that schools receiving the award recognize that what happens in the classroom, gymnasium, cafeteria, at school events, at home, and in the community are interrelated and can reinforce healthy behaviors. It brings full circle the connection between an active, healthy and wellness-focused lifestyle that is practiced in the elementary years will carry over into adulthood.
Riverside, on this accomplishment for being leaders, not only within our Fond
du Lac Community, but also across the state.
Pictured here: (L-R)
Carolyn Stanford Taylor, Assistant State Superintendent -Wisconsin Department
of Public Instruction, ElizaBeth Chase, Riverside Physical Education Teacher
and Sally Jones Health/Physical
Education and Coordinated School Health Consultant - Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction