By: Contributed Report | Twitter: @DinwiddieMonitr
Posted: Apr. 18, 2018 | 3:50 p.m.
DINWIDDIE – In September, Midway Elementary was among the 7 Virginia schools named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.
The U.S. Department of Education honored all of the nation’s 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools during a conference and awards ceremony that was held November 6-7 in Washington, D.C. National Blue Ribbon Schools are selected based on one of two criteria: performance on state assessments, or in the case of private schools, performance on national standardized tests and high school graduation rates; or performance in closing achievement gaps between a school’s subgroups and all students over the past five years while increasing graduation rates for each subgroup.
Midway will hold a celebration on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. The Blue Ribbon flag will be raised, alumni will be recognized, and the entire school community will join together to celebrate the school’s accomplishments for providing a quality education and preparing students for the future. This celebration also coincides with the 100th Anniversary of the first graduating class from Midway, which was one of the original high schools in Dinwiddie County.
More information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program can be found at http://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschools.