Mandeville school wins national recognition, again | St. Tammany community news | #Education

Our Lady of the Lake School has once again been recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the highest national honor a school can receive.

This is the third time since 2004 that the Mandeville school has received this award, making it the only elementary school in the state of Louisiana to be a three-time winner.

The recognition as an “Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School” is given by U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Our Lady was one of 367 schools nationwide and one in only 10 schools in Louisiana to be so recognized in 2020.

The U.S. Department of Education acknowledges your students’ success as an inspiring example of how teachers, parents, and community leaders can work together to help students prepare for what comes next.

“I commend you for striving to do what’s right for your students and to personalize instruction to meet your students’ unique needs and strengths. Thank you for what you do to help your students realize their potential and achieve their dreams,” wrote Aba S. Kumi, director of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program in the U.S. Department of Education.

“The U.S. Department of Education acknowledges your students’ success as an inspiring example of how teachers, parents, and community leaders can work together to help students prepare for what comes next.”

Due to the restrictions on in person gatherings to quell the spread of coronavirus infections, Kumi said the awards ceremony will be held virtually on Nov. 12-13.

The list of all 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools is also available on both the U. S. Department of Education’s website athttps://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschools and National Blue Ribbon Schools website at https://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov.


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