Dec 2020 – Penny Wars (St George News Article)
FROM ST. GEORGE NEWS: Adam Baker, principal of Crimson View Elementary, sat down Thursday morning to have his head shaved after the school surpassed their goal of raising $5,000 for Riley Slack, a sixth grader battling lymphoma.
Baker told St. George News that the “Penny Wars” fundraiser began Dec. 1, and since then, they were able to raise $6,273 for the Slack family.
Penny Wars is a friendly competition in which jars were placed in classrooms schoolwide to collect donations. Students could place money in any jar. Pennies and paper money would increase the total points in the jar, while silver coins could be put in others’ jars to decrease the total points. All money was donated to the Slack family. — article continues (click the link for the entire article)
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September 26, 2019
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U. S. Secretary of Education Announces 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 362 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2019. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
“We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a video message to the honorees. “As a National Blue Ribbon School, your school demonstrates what is possible when committed educators hold all students and staff to high standards and create vibrant, innovative cultures of teaching and learning.”
The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.
Now in its 37th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed recognition on more than 9,000 schools. On November 14 and 15, the Secretary and the Department of Education will celebrate with 312 public and 50 non-public school honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
The Department recognizes all schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, student subgroup scores and graduation rates:
Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year. The Department invites National Blue Ribbon School nominations from the top education official in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and the Bureau of Indian Education. Private schools are nominated by The Council for American Private Education (CAPE).
NOTE TO EDITORS: Photographs and brief descriptions of the 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at https://www.ed.gov/national blue ribbon schools.
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