2012 Blue Ribbon School Award Ceremony
Elgin Elementary School
It was a big day for EPS when Governor Dave Heinemen presented the Elgin Elementary with the 2012 National Blue Ribbon School award on November 28th! Opening the ceremony was Principal Adam Patrick. EPS Music teacher, Mrs. Deb Jones led the elementary in singing the Star Spangled Banner. Board President Laurie Waterbury gave the welcome to staff, students and parents. Title One Instructor, Mrs. Tina Thiele-Blecher gave an overview of the award application process. Mrs. Brenda Siems, Kindergarten teacher, introduced District 41 State Senator, Kate Sullivan. The Commissioner of Education, Dr. Roger Breed was introduced by First Grade Teacher, Dianne Gunderson. Introducing Governor Dave Heineman was Mrs. Shirley Thorberg our Sixth Grade Instructor.
The morning concluded with a fun filled photo session as you can tell by the slideshow pictures. Thank you to Governor Heineman, Senator Sullivan and Dr. Breed for posing for so many photos and for coming to our school!
Click on the links below to read about the application process as explained to us by Mrs. Tina Thiele-Blecher and the actual 27 page form that was completed and submitted by the elementary teachers and administration. Also below is a link to the NDE website featuring the Blue Ribbon ceremony.