Monday, April 22, 2013

Two more schools . . .

One year ago tomorrow I shared in this post that the Junior High was recognized as one of the inaugural 78 schools honored as a National Green Ribbon school.  Today, we were informed that two of our schools are receiving the same honor this year, Tahoma High School and Glacier Park Elementary.

The award is given by the U.S. Department of Education.  As can be seen on their web page, these are competitive awards and the winners are in a select group of schools across the country.

The schools were confirmed from a pool of candidates voluntarily nominated by 32 state education agencies. The list of selectees includes 54 public schools and 10 private schools. The public schools include seven charter, five magnet and four career and technical schools. The schools serve various grade levels, including 40 elementary, 23 middle and 19 high schools are among them, with several schools having various K-12 configurations, from 29 states and the District of Columbia.

In our state there were four schools and one district, Kent that were recognized this year.  We have two of those four schools in our system.

Congratulations to these schools for this honor and thanks to the Green Team leaders and students for their leadership.  Also, thanks to Nancy and the T&L Department for their curriculum support and to Dawn, Lori, and Kevin for their work to meet the requirements of a very comprehensive application process.

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