DPI: State Superintendent Tony Evers nominated eight public elementary schools for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which recognizes overall academic excellence or progress in improving student achievement.
The 2017 nominees are:
Mountain Bay Elementary School, D. C. Everest Area School District, Weston;
Robinson Elementary School, Laona School District;
Shorewood Hills Elementary School, Madison Metropolitan School District;
Oriole Lane Elementary School, Mequon-Thiensville School District;
Elmwood Elementary School, New Berlin School District;
Phillips Elementary School, Phillips School District;
West Salem Elementary School, West Salem School District; and
Washington Elementary School, Whitewater Unified School District.
“The Blue Ribbon Schools program recognizes the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in striving for solid student academic achievement,” Evers said. “Our public school nominees provide a safe and supportive learning environment where young people can build a foundation for future academic and life success. I wish our nominees well in the next phase of the Blue Ribbon School process.”
Coulee News: West Salem and Bangor students will participate in the Odyssey of the Mind international competition this May in Ames, Iowa, after teams from both schools took first in their divisions in the state competition last weekend.
Odyssey of the Mind is an organization that offers students opportunities for creative problem solving in a competitive environment. Teams are given a specific problem to prepare for, which often requires a significant amount of time and creative problem solving.
Some problems require problems require teams to find solutions through engineering, and others require teams to solve them using a thematic performance.
At the state competition, 16 teams from West Salem and seven from Bangor competed against schools from all over the state.