Margate school named national Blue Ribbon School

Three Arkansas Schools Claim National Blue Ribbon Honors

Three Arkansas Schools Claim National Blue Ribbon Honors

Dr. Green Elementary School received its first Blue Ribbon and Maxine Silva Health Magnet High School received an unprecedented third Blue Ribbon, the U.S. Department of Education announced on Thursday.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recognized Gunter Elementary as a National Blue Ribbon School on Thursday afternoon. "You are visionaries, innovators and leaders", DeVos said in a statement. They were chosen for their overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps. All six of the public schools were previously named as Maryland Blue Ribbon schools.

"We are proud of the entire Stonehouse Elementary community for earning this remarkable honor", said Scott Thorpe, WJCC assistant superintendent for school leadership.

According to the U.S. Department of Education's announcement, "Wedgeworth students are innovative thinkers, problem solvers, and lifelong learners who are an essential part of a global community" due to the school's "high expectations". Blessed Sacrament was awarded for exemplary high performance as a result of scoring in the top 15 percent of the nation on the Star Assessments in both reading and mathematics. "This award is a validation of the commitment that our staff makes on a daily basis to provide each student with the best education possible". The school, which educates 700 students in grades K-8, takes in a range of students, from Society Hill to Chinatown.

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Representatives from the school district will receive the award during events scheduled in Washington, D.C., on November 6-7.

Reading interventions teacher Kari Wolf said "It's just an awesome honor".

Other Virginia schools that earned the title were in Loudon, Dinwiddie, Rockbridge and Pittsylvania counties, as well as the City of Chesapeake, the release said.

"Everybody collaborated to help bring up the scores and this is where we are today", said Shannon Mays, International Baccalaureate coordinator at Handley. To receive such a designation, I know this means that the administration, the staff, the teachers and the students all work very hard and cooperatively to produce success.

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