Robinson Elementary fifth graders on Tuesday commemorate, with a flash mob dance, their schools’ recent distinction as a National Blue Ribbon School. Photos by Steve Gaffney
Last Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education named Robinson Elementary School in Manhattan Beach a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School, a distinction bestowed on 15 public schools in California and 236 nationwide.
Robinson Elementary students, staff and families commemorated this honor Tuesday morning at the school’s amphitheater in a student-led assembly, joined by staff representatives from State Senator Ted Lieu’s office, State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi’s office as well as Manhattan Beach City Council members.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, founded in 1982, recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools for high academic achievement, measured by aptitude or significant improvements in students’ performance.
Veronica Zendejas from State Senator Ted Lieu’s office presents a certificate to Principal Nancy Doyle and Superintendent Mike Matthews. Photos by Steve Gaffney
Manhattan Beach City Councilman Tony D’Errico, Mayor Pro Tem Amy Howorth, Mayor David Lesser, former Mayor Steve Napolitano, Councilman Wayne Powell and MBUSD board member Ellen Rosenberg don blue Tuesday to honor Robinson’s Blue Ribbon recognition.
Steve Napolitano, former Manhattan Beach mayor and senior deputy to Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member Don Knabe, presents MBUSD Superintendent Mike Matthews a proclamation certificate from Knabe’s Office.
Robinson students Jack Whitney and Owen Buckley recognize the school’s teachers Tuesday with principal Nancy Doyle watching over.
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