2005 Regular Session
By: Representative Fillingane
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING OAK GROVE HIGH SCHOOL UPON BEING NAMED A BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
WHEREAS, now in an elite group of slightly more than 250 schools nationwide, Oak Grove High School was named a Blue Ribbon School last September by the United States Department of Education; and
WHEREAS, with well over 100,000 public and private schools in the country, Oak Grove became one of only four schools in the state in a pool of less than 300 schools nationwide to lay claim to Blue Ribbon School status, representing less than half a percent of the nation's schools receiving this grand honor; and
WHEREAS, since 1982, the Department of Education has named Blue Ribbon Schools to recognize excellence, awarding schools Blue Ribbons because they exemplify the great promise of "No Child Left Behind"; and
WHEREAS, the quantitative criteria employed in selecting schools for Blue Ribbon status consist of three elements: schools with a high percentage of disadvantaged students that are making dramatic improvements on state assessments, schools whose students score in the top 10 percent on state tests and private schools that perform in the top 10 percent of schools nationally; and
WHEREAS, because of the commitment and dedication of the administrators and teachers, coupled with the drive, ambition and perseverance of the students, Oak Grove High School has set the benchmark of excellence in education by receiving such a widely acclaimed honor; and
WHEREAS, it is with great pride that the House of Representatives recognizes such remarkable accomplishments of our state's schools, administrators, teachers and students:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend Oak Grove High School upon being selected as a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Oak Grove High School and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.