NORFOLK - Gov. Pete Ricketts will be visiting Washington Elementary School on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2:55 p.m. during an assembly held in the school gym. He will be recognizing teacher excellence that has led to improved student outcomes.
Washington Elementary School has been recognized recently with multiple state and national awards for excellence in education.
● 2015 National Blue Ribbon School - a highly prestigious honor awarded to schools considered Exemplary High Performing by national standards. The school applications are evaluated in an extensive review process among public and private schools throughout the nation.
● 2017 National Distinguished Title I School - This national award is given annually to two schools per state and recognizes exceptional student achievement in a Title I school.
Washington Elementary has been selected as a Category 1 recipient for this award. A Category 1 recipient is defined as a school with exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years.
● Mr. Mike Andreasen, Washington Elementary School Principal, was recently honored as a Distinguished Elementary Principal by the Nebraska Council of School Administrators (NCSA), Region III.
Dr. Jami Jo Thompson, Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools, told us “We are honored to have Gov. Pete Ricketts join us on Thursday. It is always wonderful to have our hard working students and staff members recognized for their achievements. The staff at Washington Elementary School, and throughout the Norfolk Public Schools district, work hard every day to meet our district mission to help all students pursue their goals for the future. “
The public is invited to attend the assembly at Washington Elementary School to hear Governor Ricketts’ message.