Oak Grove administrators brave pies to encourage summer reading

  • An Oak Grove student puts a pie in the face of social emotional/behavior coordinator Ryan Murray.

    An Oak Grove student puts a pie in the face of social emotional/behavior coordinator Ryan Murray. Courtesy of Rebecca Jakubowski

  • Oak Grove School District 68 Superintendent Dr. Lonny Lemon sports a face full of pie thanks to students who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge program.

    Oak Grove School District 68 Superintendent Dr. Lonny Lemon sports a face full of pie thanks to students who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge program. Courtesy of Rebecca Jakubowski

  • Superintendent Dr. Lonny Lemon, social emotional/behavior coordinator Ryan Murray, Assistant Principal Lilli Melamed and Principal Nick Heckel. Each student at Oak Grove School in Libertyville who met their goals in the Summer Reading Challenge program had an opportunity to throw a pie in the face of one of the four administrators.

    Superintendent Dr. Lonny Lemon, social emotional/behavior coordinator Ryan Murray, Assistant Principal Lilli Melamed and Principal Nick Heckel. Each student at Oak Grove School in Libertyville who met their goals in the Summer Reading Challenge program had an opportunity to throw a pie in the face of one of the four administrators. Courtesy of Rebecca Jakubowski

 
Posted9/11/2019 1:20 PM

Submitted by Rebecca Jakubowski

Oak Grove School in Libertyville held the culmination of their Summer Reading Challenge program on Aug. 30. Students set a personal goal for weekly reading during the summer months. The students who achieved their weekly reading goals got the chance to throw a pie in the face of one of their school administrators. Administrators who participated were: superintendent Dr. Lonny Lemon, Principal Nick Heckel, Assistant Principal Lilli Melamed and social emotional/behavior coordinator Ryan Murray.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

About 300 first through fourth graders participated in the challenge. Each set a personal weekly minute goal for reading. Parents checked in weekly throughout the summer. They needed to read eight out of the 10 weeks to be eligible to throw a pie.

Dr. Lemon and Murray each had seven pies thrown in their face, Heckel had five and Melamed only had four pies thrown in her face. A great time was had by all.

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