ELIZABETH – To honor the students and team members of Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 and their achievement in being named a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, the Elizabeth Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at School No. 7, located at 436 First Avenue tonight, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m.
At the meeting, a Blue Ribbon Banner, which will later adorn the school, will be presented to Principal Jennifer Cedeño, team members, and students of School No. 7. Cedeño recently returned from the National Blue Ribbon School awards conference in Washington, D.C. where Terence Reilly was awarded the Blue Ribbon School flag and an engraved plaque as symbols of their success. School No. 7 was one of only 14 schools in the State of New Jersey to have been awarded this national recognition.
Three Elizabeth Public schools now boast National Blue Ribbon status as Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 joins Victor Mravlag-School No. 21 and William F. Halloran-School No. 22.
“Our Blue Ribbon Schools are an example of what excellent teachers and high performing students can achieve,” said Elizabeth Board of Education Member Fernando Nazco. “We are very proud of this high achievement and the efforts of everyone at this award winning school.”
National Blue Ribbon status is based on the overall academic excellence of a school and for success in closing achievement gaps. The National Blue Ribbon School award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve at high levels or where the achievement gap is narrowing.
Superintendent of Schools Pablo Muñoz said, “Elizabeth Public Schools continues to offer our students the best educational opportunities and services, so that we can one day be considered one of the best school districts in America. The selection of Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 supports this commitment to excellence.”
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