Two local elementary universities have been among the 325 nationwide recognized by the U.S. Section of Education and learning as Nationwide Blue Ribbon Educational facilities on Tuesday.
West Ottawa’s Lakeshore Elementary and Saugatuck’s Douglas Elementary have been the two honored with the designation.
The recognition for Douglas Elementary is the initially ever Blue Ribbon honor for Saugatuck Public Faculties, according to the Utilised databases.
““Recognition as a 2021 Nationwide Blue Ribbon Exemplary Significant Performing College is an honor the complete district and neighborhood can be very pleased of,” SPS Superintendent Tim Travis mentioned in a press launch. “This award celebrates both equally the exemplary teaching and college student mastering that requires location working day in and working day out at Douglas Elementary University. It also highlights the incredible academic and social guidance students get from our guidance staff members, administration, mother and father and community. Thank you to anyone who tends to make Douglas Elementary University a particular location for small children to find out and expand.”
“We’re exceptionally very pleased of the crew we’ve developed at Douglas Elementary University,” added DES Principal Michaelle Gust. “Our instructors, parents, and group customers all participate in an important purpose in our students’ achievement. It truly is as a result of a shared commitment to undertaking whatever it will take to aid our pupils, that we are capable to get to higher. It feels excellent to be acknowledged for our challenging operate.”
This is the 2nd time Lakeshore has received Blue Ribbon status, with the other coming in 2014. It marks the fifth time a West Ottawa building has earned the honor.
“It’s of course an honor and we’re humbled to get this award,” said Kristine Jernigan, principal at Lakeshore Elementary. “ I definitely want to set all the credit rating on instructors. They do these a phenomenal job with these young children, checking their development and placing what our young ones need into motion.
“It’s genuinely the devotion of our lecturers, the partnerships with the family members we have and all the really like our instructors pour into our college students.”
Jernigan credited the students’ tough get the job done as properly and stated they had been energized to listen to the news above the school’s PA system Tuesday.
“You could hear the little ones scream in the hallway,” she explained. “They know they’ve been performing really hard, the learners are entitled to a ton of credit.”
There have been 13 schools in Michigan that been given National Blue Ribbon position. Lakeshore and Douglas ended up the only faculties in Allegan and Ottawa counties acknowledged this calendar year.
Equally schools were named “exemplary higher-undertaking colleges,” which are among the the highest undertaking in the point out as measured by point out assessments or nationally normed exams.
The award is meant to “affirm the challenging function of educators, households and communities in developing risk-free and welcoming faculties wherever students master tough and partaking written content,” in accordance to Utilised.
There ended up no community educational facilities amongst the 2020 honorees. In 2019, West Ottawa’s Lakewood Elementary and Eagle Crest Charter Academy were regarded.