Lynchburg City Schools is pleased to learn that our very own Paul Munro Elementary School has been recognized by the U. S. Secretary of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2019.
Paul Munro is one of 362 schools in the nation, and one of nine in Virginia, to be recognized with this distinction.
And how did Principal Donna Baer announce this news to her students and staff? Well, from up on the roof of course! After Mrs. Baer told students about this great accomplishment, each of the students and staff members took a blue ribbon and tied it around a tree in the front lawn.
According to the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program website, this recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
An awards ceremony to honor these schools will be held in November in Washington D. C.
Way to go Paul Munro students, teachers, staff, and families!