Awards and Recognitions

Over the years, District 146 staff and students have received numerous awards. In addition, the District has been recognized at the State level for fiscal and environmental responsibility. Here are some recent examples:

  • School Search Bright Red Apple Award of Excellence
  • Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (Association of School Business Officials) - 14th year in a row
  • State Financial Profile - Recognition, the highest State rating Midwest Clinic Invitation Only Performance - Central Band
  • Larry Stilgebauer Award of Excellence - Staff Members Mark Reilly and Cindy DePinto-Dawud
  • Kids are Authors - National Competition, Honorable Mention for Pluto the Demoted Planet
  • National Mathfax Math Contest - Student Finalists
  • Boston Marathon - Staff members Teri Charpenel & Mark Reilly
  • National Baseball Hall of Fame - Staff member Al Sorenson's original artwork on display.
  • Horizon Newsletter - Award of Merit
  • National School Boards Association Conference - District Technology Presentation
  • District Moody's Bond Rating - Upgraded in 2010 to AA2
  • Viewpoint 146 (Annual Report) - Award of Merit
  • 2010 Outstanding Project Award (American School Board Journal) - Fulton School
  • One of the Best New Green Projects in the Midwest (Real Estate and Construction Review) - Fulton School
  • Silver LEED Rating - Fulton School. LEED certification is an independent verification that a building project is environmentally responsible and healthy.
  • Celebrate Literacy Award (South Suburban Reading Council) - Staff member Fran Beck.
  • Forest In Bloom Beautification Award (Oak Forest City Council) - Fierke Education Center
  • Leadershop Academy Member (Illinois Association of School Boards) - John Malloy, Board Member
  • Master Board Member Program (Illinois Association of School Boards) -
  • Awards to Board Members Jack Carey and Amy Connolly
  • Miles for James 5k Race - Staff member Mark Reilly overall winner
  • District 146 Handbook/Calendar (National School Public Relations Assoc.) - Honorable Mention
  • National Merit Scholarship Semi Finalist - Katherine Ernst (former student)
  • Veteran's Volunteer Award (Tinley Park Veteran's Commission) - For the District's commitment to the community and its veterans


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