Prairie Earns 2017 USDE Blue Ribbon

District 96 Prairie Elementary School has earned a 2017 United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon!

Schools receive USDE Blue Ribbon recognition for significant improvement in closing the achievement gap or–in the case for Prairie School–because students achieve very high learning standards.

Notes District 96 Superintendent Julie Schmidt, "A Blue Ribbon is recognition of hard work and commitment. It honors students and the adults at home encouraging them. It honors challenging children and equipping them to succeed. It honors teachers who mentor one another; support staff, faculty, and administrators passionate about helping all kids; and a Board of Education with vision and tenacity."

Later this fall Prairie students, teachers and faculty, District administrators, and community members will celebrate this 2017 Blue Ribbon with an assembly honoring all who contributed to earning this recognition.