Oak Grove administrators brave pies to encourage summer reading
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.