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students at KIPP strive academy KIPP STRIVE Academy Atlanta, GA Grades 5 – 8 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 workshop and contribute to the school by volunteering their time when… Continue Reading Workshops, Communications, Content Nights

students at KY performing arts school The School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass (SCAPA at Bluegrass) Lexington, KY Grades 4 – 8 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,… Continue Reading Decision-Making, Arts Production Assistance

wasatch elementary Wyoming Middle School Wyoming, OH 5 – 8 Physical education is a differentiated, student-centered, growth-minded program with a focus on wellness. Students in grades 5-8 have two days of physical education classes per week with a variety of activities that focus on muscular strength, flexibility, and coordination, with special emphasis on cardiovascular endurance. Our physical… Continue Reading Strength, Endurance, Self-Esteem

Elgin Middle School Relationships An Argument for Learning. Piedmont Open Middle School, Charlotte, NC. 2011 NBRS Recognition, Rewards, and Relationships. Elgin Middle School, Elgin, OK. 2010 NBRS Putting Schools on the Map: Benefits of NBRS. Elgin Middle School, Elgin, OK. 2010 NBRS Hire Well. Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School, East Baton Rouge, LA 2009 NBRS A Learning Community. Sherwood… Continue Reading National Blue Ribbon Schools Site Visits: Middle Schools

Sandburg MS It’s an honor for a school district to have one school designated as a National Blue Ribbon School–Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 in west suburban Chicago has had five NBRS celebrations over the past 7 years, with Sandburg Middle School winning a second time in 2013. Secrets of the district-wide success include an aligned… Continue Reading National Blue Ribbon Excellence Is Viral in Elmhurst, IL Schools

nbrs logo since 1982  Speakers:  Dolly Harth Parker, Lakenheath Middle School, Department of Defense Education Activity Kurt Simon, Principal, West Side Elementary School, Cold Springs Harbor, NY Doug Smith, Principal, Ord Elementary School, Ord, NE Patricia Griffin, Principal, St. Jude’s School, Monroe, CT Joey Jones, Principal, Robert Frost Middle School, Rockville, MD Erlene Santiago, John Yehall Chin Elementary School,… Continue Reading 2013 Networking Session Podcast: Student Supports and Relationships

nbrs logo since 1982 Speakers:   Craig Menzel, Seoul American Middle School, Department of Defense Education Activity   Arlene Wallace, Principal, Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology, Darlington, SC   Mark Abramovich, Principal, Harmon Middle School, Aurora, OH Transcript: Rigor and High Expectations Play in new window | Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.7MB) | Embed

screenshot from fenway video Each year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools program conducts site visits at selected schools in the year’s cohort. Often these schools are characterized by high student performance and populations with high numbers of disadvantaged students. The 2014 site visits took place in Alabama, Texas, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Engaging Questions at Boston’s First Pilot School: Fenway… Continue Reading 2012 National Blue Ribbon School Profiles

nbrs logo since 1982 National Blue Ribbon Schools have many ways to showcase their successes. Several 2013 schools have used video to celebrate and highlight what they do well. On a mission from “President Obama,” a pair of bumbling, not-too-bright Blues Brothers stumble around the campus of Robert Frost Middle School (Rockville, MD), from the nurse’s station to the… Continue Reading 2013 Schools Take Up Video Cameras

Sherwood Magnet curriculum thumbnail East Baton Rouge Parish School System East Baton Rouge, Louisiana With its concrete slabs, flat roof, and retrofitted spaces, the Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School facility is the antithesis of the life within. Spend five minutes inside and you are witness to a community of high-expectations and vibrant and well-designed learning opportunities. Drawing from 35 of the… Continue Reading Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School 2009 NBR School

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