Physical Education Department Earns Blue Ribbon Award
The Metea Valley Physical Education Department earned the Blue Ribbon Award which is honored through IAHPERD. The Blue Ribbon Award honors Physical Education departments that construct a curriculum based on best practices, student engagement, and current technology and then implements this curriculum into our daily classes. The application process took about 1 year in which the department had to ensure the curriculum and assessments where in line with state standards while also completing a program self evaluation to determine if the curriculum fit the best practices as outlined by IAHPERD. After the self-evaluation, IAHPERD determined that the PE department qualified for a site visit. During the site visit, the committee interviewed administration, parents, students, and teachers while also seeing our program in action during the course of a school day. After the site visit, the committee recommended to the IAHPERD board that we should be considered a Blue RIbbon School. Currently in the state of Illinois, there are only 6 high schools that have Blue Ribbon status.