SEI Schools Earn Healthy Hoosier School Award

Posted On June 12, 2012

(Dearborn County, Ind.) – Eleven southeast Indiana schools are being awarded the Healthy Hoosier School Award.


The award from the Indiana Action for Healthy Kids Team and sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education recognizes schools that have policies and educational programs in place to promote proper nutrition and increased physical activity among students.


“With the number of awards presented, it is evident Indiana schools are concerned about student wellness,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett said. “I applaud these schools for their efforts in creating a school environment where healthy students are fit and ready to learn.”


Awards are based on Gold, Silver or Bronze level placement. The highest ranked elementary school and middle school/high school each receive a $750 grant. Three runners-up in each category receive a $500 grant. All participating schools receive a certificate of recognition and a Healthy Hoosier School Report Card.


Of the only 113 schools statewide to earn the 2011-2012 award, six were Sunman-Dearborn Schools, four were Batesville Schools, and one was a local private school:


Among the Silver Level winners were Batesville High School, Batesville Intermediate School, Batesville Middle School, Batesville Primary School, Bright Elementary School, Sunman Elementary School, and Sunman-Dearborn Middle School.


Bronze Level winners included East Central High School, North Dearborn Elementary School, St. Louis Church School in Batesville, and Sunman-Dearborn Intermediate School.


The winning schools will be recognized on June 19, 2012, at the Indiana School Health Network Annual Conference. 


Read more about the awards and see all the winning schools at http://www.doe.in.gov/news/113-schools-receive-healthy-hoosier-school-award.