Evergreen Elementary School Receives Prestigious 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award
The U.S. Department of Education on October 1 announced the 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools, naming 24 Illinois elementary, middle, and high schools among recipients of the prestigious award. Evergreen Elementary School was selected for being a high performing school.
“Congratulations to our 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools,” said State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith, Ph.D. “This award gives us an opportunity to recognize educators across the state who bring our communities together and who challenge and inspire the next generation of Illinois leaders.”
Philip Ehrhardt, Ed.D., superintendent, states, “This noteworthy award is the result of collaborative efforts of committed staff, motivated students, supportive parents/community, and school board leadership.” Celebration activities are being planned to recognize all of those who have made Evergreen Elementary School an exemplary school.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will honor the 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. November 7-8.