Active Schools, a national movement dedicated to ensuring 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the norm in K-12 schools, has honored six Edmond elementary schools with the 2017 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for their outstanding efforts in creating an active school environment.
The award-winning schools are:
- Cross Timbers Elementary School
- Frontier Elementary School
- Sunset Elementary School
- Washington Irving Elementary School
- West Field Elementary School
- Will Rogers Elementary School
The Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award celebrates a school’s commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes a day of before, during and after school physical activity. Only 452 schools across the country achieved this prestigious honor in 2017.
Powered by a national collaborative of leading health, education and private sector organizations,
Active Schools equips schools with the resources, programs, professional development and grants to increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students, and to cultivate an active school environment.
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.
As part of the Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award package, the six schools received a large display banner, National Award certificate and congratulatory letter.