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By Karla Pomeroy

Blue Ribbon winning school

South Side Elementary named one of the best in the nation


September 30, 2016


COURTESY/South Side Elementary Members of the South Side Elementary staff gathered to celebrate the news that they are a National Blue Ribbon Award School. They are (front row, l-r): Corey Davis, TaMara Robertson, Esther Sweeney, Linda Grenier, Brittany Tidemann, Donna McGarvin, Lori Feather, Karrie Preuit, Amanda Macy, Jamie Snyder and Debi Morrison; (back) Amber Ray, Stacy Martinez, Tina Rich, Sarah Douglas, Dione Townsend, Pat Andersen, Julie Newell, Kari Ferree, Sally Miller, Lissy Hughes, Linda Griemsman and Chris Peterson. Not pictured are Tina Krejci, Beth Magstadt and Margo King.

WORLAND - U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced Wednesday that South Side Elementary has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. South Side is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor.

Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing - among the top schools in a state - or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing-schools making the fastest progress in their state in closing achievement gaps among s...

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