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THE HISTORY OF P.E. 
@ ELLINGTON SCHOOL  
PAST & PRESENT
Ellington School began back in 1914 as a small brick county school in Adams County and was later incorporated into the Quincy Public School system.  Somewhere in the past, the Eagle symbol was discarded.  Then in 1993 the PTA & the students voted to officially reinstate the Ellington Eagle as the school mascot.  It is a reprisal of the mascot that was Ellington's symbol when the school still served as a K-6 building.

Prior to 1987, elementary schools in Quincy did not have PE teachers.  The classroom teachers were required to assume that responsibility.  Then in 1987, Quincy received a grant that allowed the Quincy Public Schools to hire PE teachers at the elementary level.   After the grant expired, the PE teachers were released.  

During the teachers strike, the Union and the Board agreed to reinstate the PE program. Since then, the various elementary PE teachers have earned numerous accolades, which include several Outstanding Educator awards, two Golden Apple awards, and 5 PE Teachers were recognized by IAHPERD - the State's Professional Organization.  IAHPERD is a professional organization that stands for the: 
Illinois Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.  

--- Two of our Principals were recognized by our Professional Organization IAHPERD
as "Illinois' Principals of the Year"  
Mrs. Cashman (Ellington) & Mrs. Bunch (Madison)
Both were recognized at the State Convention in Chicago. 

--- Two of our PE teachers were recognized by IAHPERD as the:
"Young Professional Elementary PE Teachers of the Year" 
Jen Oitker (Baldwin) & Jim Huneke (Madison)
Both were recognized at the State Convention in Chicago

--- Two of our PE teachers were named:
"Elementary PE Teachers of the Year
Ken Mansell (Ellington) & Penny Garner (Monroe)
Each was recognized by the State's Professional Organization in Chicago @ a Special Banquet. 


(Young Professional Teachers of the Year } up to 5 years of Experience / Teachers of the Year } Minimum of 6 years of experience)


As a result of financial concerns in the 2003-04 school year, several programs were cut again.  The Board had to make so many cuts, they obviously wish they didn't have too. Fortunately, most of the programs that were cut earlier, returned in the 2004-05 year.   Now Quincy is in the process of building new K-5 Schools, retaining our Jr. High with 6th-8th graders, and with the additions on QHS the High School will have 9th-12th.  We are all very excited!   

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Thanks for visiting.  This web site was 1st published on June 12, 2003.  
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What Decade did you start at Ellington?1950's
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If you had a Vote: Which would you prefer: Changing to K-5; OR Stay K-3? Yes (Change to K-5)
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At which level did you enjoy PE classes the Most?Elementary (K-3)
Intermediate (4-6)
Jr. High (7-9)
High School (10-12)
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If you were the PE Teacher; what would be most important to you?Improving skill levels (motor/nonmotor)
Improving Balance and Overall Coordination
Improving Social Skills (interaction with others)
Development & better understanding of Healthy choices and lifestyles
Building self-esteem and confidence through activity
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Quality PE Programs are So Important!
Quality PE Programs are So Important!
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