2013 - Eight Georgia
public schools were named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S.
Department of Education today.
honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making
significant progress in closing the achievement gap.
Blue Ribbon Schools are another shining example of the great things happening in
Georgia schools. These eight schools are to be commended for their outstanding
student performance," said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. "I am
excited for the students, teachers and staff that they were recognized on a
national level for excellence."
- High Performing
Schools:Schools that are ranked among the
state's highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or
assessments referenced against national norms in both reading (English language
arts) and mathematics in at least the most recent year
- Exemplary Improving
Schools:Schools with at least 40 percent of
their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that have made the most progress
in improving student performance on state assessments or assessments referenced
against national norms in reading (English language arts) and mathematics in the
most recent five years.
private school was also named a National Blue Ribbon School. The selection
process for private schools is different. For more information, go to http://www.capenet.org/brs.html.
Blue Bell Creameries is a 2013
National Blue Ribbon sponsor and will bring a special surprise to all the
“At Blue Bell, we are firm believers
in recognizing the importance of encouraging and honoring schools for
educational excellence,” says Paul Kruse, CEO and president of Blue Bell
Creameries. “We are well aware that such high levels of achievement require
tremendous effort from students, teachers, administrators and parents. This is
Blue Bell’s way of showing how proud we are!”
winning schools will join other national winners at an awards ceremony on Nov.
19 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. For more information on the
Blue Ribbon Schools program, go to http://www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/awards.html.
GEORGIA BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS
Elementary, Forsyth County
Center for Advanced Academics, Marietta
grade agendas are working well. Students are learning life skills in being
organized.Part of this organized
agenda allows for daily commutation between you and me.Please put this area of commutation to use
at any time. Remember to sign your child’s agenda each night.
communication this agenda will have your student’s homework for the day.One area of importance for homework is
RAH.RAH stands for “read at
home”.Students need to read at home
for 20 minutes everyday.Also students
should practice their basic math facts each night.
Although we cannot
stop instruction for a party in order to celebrate birthdays, students are
welcome to bring a special, healthy snack to share with the whole class!This snack will be shared during our recess
time (1:50 - 2:15).