Woodsdale Elementary Receives National Blue Ribbon Award


 Some good news, as an Ohio County elementary school receives national recognition for academic excellence.

Woodsdale Elementary is one of only two schools in West Virginia to receive the National Blue Ribbon Award. Students and staff packed into the cafeteria on Tuesday to be recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Principal Dr. Kim Miller said it’s an exciting honor for the school to receive. “We are very excited to be honored as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, our staff has worked very hard with our parents and our students and we couldn’t be more proud of this day.”

The award is granted to both public and private elementary, middle and high schools that demonstrate overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps.

“This recognition is truly an honor and we thank them for their hard work and their efforts for making this recognition possible,” Superintendent Dr. Dianna Vargo said.

This award is especially important because the Department of Education has strengthened their focus on the key categories used to honor schools with the prestigious award.

“We can celebrate the successes of our teachers, our parents, our community, and of course our students,” Dr. Miller said. Dr. Miller will travel to Washington, D.C. in November to receive the recognition in person.

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