Blue Bell Creameries will honor East Early College High School (220 North Milby), one of two HISD schools named 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools, with a school-wide ice cream party on Friday, Sept. 28. A Blue Bell truck filled with ice cream will arrive at the school at noon to treat all of the students, teachers, and staff members.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools program has honored more than 7,000 of America’s most successful schools for the past 30 years. This year 269 public and private schools across the country, including HISD’s Project Chrysalis Middle School, received the coveted award. Blue Bell Creameries will honor Project Chrysalis Middle School at a later date.
Blue Ribbon Schools are selected based on two primary criteria. They must be among the highest-performing schools in their state and they are schools with at least 40 percent of students from disadvantaged backgrounds that have improved student performance to high levels.
This year’s winning schools will also be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. on Nov. 12-13, 2012.