Visclosky Celebrates 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools Awards
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Visclosky extended his congratulations to two Northwest Indiana elementary schools among 269 National Blue Ribbon Schools award winners nationwide: Northview Elementary School in Valparaiso and MacArthur School in Cedar Lake.
The schools were honored with the National Blue Ribbon Schools for their outstanding records of student achievement. According to the U.S. Department of Education, a total of 417 schools nationwide were nominated for the awards. National Blue Ribbon Schools awards are given to public and private elementary, middle, and high schools with strong or improving performance records, as measured by state assessments or national tests.
In response to the award, Northview Elementary School Principal Loren Hershberger said, “We are tremendously honored by this designation by the U.S. Department of Education. Northview is blessed with a staff that has a remarkable work ethic and values teamwork. They are a highly dedicated staff that cares deeply about the children entrusted to them. Northview students work hard to reach their goals and the high expectations of their teachers. Northview parents have been very supportive and send their children to school prepared and ready to learn.”
MacArthur School Principal Marian Buchko added, “Receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award and being recognized as one of the top schools in Indiana is an honor and a privilege. MacArthur School has been on a long journey toward this success, and I am blessed to work with such an amazing group of students, teachers, staff, and parents who consistently focus on working together for the success of all students.”
Congressman Visclosky said, “Year after year, I am delighted by the accomplishments of Northwest Indiana schools like Northview Elementary School and MacArthur School. I am thankful for all of the teachers, parents, administrators, and support staff in Northwest Indiana, whose efforts remind us the difference that a good school can make in the life of a child.”