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Photo of Glenda McFadden When Glenda McFadden began as the principal of the Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School in 2013, she knew that drastic changes were needed to prepare students for new rigors of high school and beyond. Having served the school as a theology and math teacher for fourteen years prior to becoming principal, she recognized the… Continue Reading Glenda McFadden, Principal, Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School – Nashua, NH

Alan Shepard MS slider image The first of four site visit videos of selected 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools is now live. High Tech Makes Learning Personal illustrates how staff at the Alan B. Shepard Middle School in Deerfield, Illinois meets students “where they are” by giving students access to new technologies and creating a culture of collaboration and experimentation… Continue Reading Site Visit: High Tech Makes Learning Personal

alan shepard students About five years ago, the community of Deerfield, Illinois, came together to anticipate the educational needs of future generations. Alan Shepard Middle School has led the way. First converting the junior high school to the more student-centered middle school model, leaders at Shepard then expanded students’ encore options (as distinct from core—math, ELA, science, and… Continue Reading High Tech Makes Learning Personal

elgin benefits of NBRS award flags photo National Blue Ribbon School recognition propelled Elgin Middle School into the news–for all the right reasons. Read the transcript of Benefits of the Blue Ribbon Award. Read Elgin Middle School’s National Blue Ribbon Schools application. Contact Information Current Principal: Chris Garner Former Principal: Sammy Jackson (2003-2011) Elgin Middle School Highway 17 and Mighty Owl Avenue Elgin, OK… Continue Reading Putting Schools on the Map: Benefits of the Blue Ribbon Award: Elgin Middle School

The Cranbury School students at work In order to spread knowledge of innovative and successful school practices, the National Blue Ribbon Schools program profiles a number of schools from each year’s cohort. Stories are added as they are produced. Innovating Math Instruction explores how The Cranbury School (Cranbury, NJ), enables math middle school math teachers to “push in” to lower grades… Continue Reading 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools – Selected Profiles

Students at South Ripley Junior High School Students at South Ripley Junior High School (Lawrenceburg, IN) found themselves racing downhill in a day of snow tubing, courtesy of a local business celebrating the school’s National Blue Ribbon Schools award. Read the local news story, and scroll to the bottom of the page for a 4-minute radio interview with S. Ripley Principal Destiny Rutzel… Continue Reading National Blue Ribbon School Students Earn Wintry Fun

The School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass (SCAPA at Bluegrass) The School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass (SCAPA at Bluegrass) (Lexington, KY). Administration and school staff welcome and actively seek parent relationships. SCAPA has an active School Based Decision Making Council (SBDM) that opens leadership and committee positions for parents and teachers to make positive contributions to our school, such as decisions regarding school… Continue Reading Decision-Making, Arts Production Assistance

KIPP STRIVE Academy KIPP STRIVE Academy (Atlanta, GA). Parents and guardians at KIPP STRIVE Academy are held to high expectations. They are expected to check their child’s homework each night and attend parent meetings and conferences. Parents are also invited to attend academic workshops and contribute to the school by volunteering their time when possible. To further increase parent… Continue Reading Workshops, Communications, Content Nights

Challenger Intermediate School Challenger Intermediate School (Goddard, KS). Each month we concentrate on a different core character trait. Our teachers work with students on the identified trait throughout the month. Our counselor generates content and lessons, and staff regularly teach the content. At the end of the year, we celebrate our students’ success with character trait awards. All awards… Continue Reading Core Character Traits

Young Women's Leadership Academy “Breaking News” 3:04 Students at Worthington Christian Elementary School (Columbus, OH) produced a news segment on their school’s recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School. Read the transcript:breaking-news “Dedication and Hard Work” 2:46 Principal Angela Clenendon of Coeburn Middle School (Coeburn, VA) attributes her school’s NBRS recognition to concerted efforts by teachers, staff, students, and… Continue Reading 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools Celebrate!

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