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School Board Recognitions
November 18, 2014

6A. National Blue Ribbon School - 2014

The School Board is pleased to recognize Hermitage Elementary School for being named a 2014 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Representing Hermitage Elementary School are Principal Holly Coggin, fifth-grade teacher Terri Douberly and SCA President Ellen Tarjan.

Started in 1982, the National Blue Ribbon School program recognizes public and private schools based on overall academic excellence and/or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Hermitage Elementary School was selected for this honor based upon its record of high student achievement despite a significant student mobility rate. More than 200 students have been known to enroll and leave Hermitage Elementary in a given school year, yet student achievement at the school continues to exceed state and national benchmarks.

Hermitage is one of 10 schools in Virginia to be named a 2014 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. Please join me in congratulating the students, staff and families of Hermitage Elementary School for receiving this prestigious honor.

6B. Distinguished Title I School - 2015

The School Board is pleased to recognize the students and staff of Rosemont Elementary School for being named a 2015 Title I Distinguished School by the Virginia Department of Education.

Representing Rosemont Elementary School are Principal Cari Hall, Assistant Principal Linda Morrissey and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Laura Silverman.

In order to be selected as a Title I Distinguished School, schools must meet or exceed all state and federal accountability requirements for two consecutive years. In addition, the school must achieve reading and math pass rates at the 60th percentile on Standards of Learning tests.

Rosemont Elementary is one of only 36 schools in the Commonwealth to receive this honor.

Schools are eligible to receive federal Title I funds based upon the percentage of students enrolled in the school who are receiving free or reduced meals. The funds are used to lessen the effects of poverty on academic success by paying for innovative programs to help improve student achievement and continued professional development of staff. Please join me in congratulating Rosemont Elementary School for being named a 2015 Distinguished Title I school.

Mr. Chairman that concludes our student and employee recognitions for this evening.

Last Modified on Friday, January 20, 2017