November 7, 2008

Matching National Blue Ribbon School banners being unveiled




Close-up view of the National Blue Ribbon School banner

National Blue Ribbon School: No Child Left Behind plaque





Awards table displaying a variety of plaques and congratulatory letters

National Blue Ribbon School delicious commemorative cake





Raising the National Blue Ribbon School flag

Meadowbrook color guard presenting colors




  Ms. Small and Kindergartner addressing the audience at the

Blue Ribbon NCLB celebration



Ocean View students enjoying the award ceremony




Maleik W. addressing the audience at the celebration

The Ocean View "family" shouting for all to hear that they belong to a





Principal Lauren Campsen, Superintendent Stephen Jones, and Broadcaster Joe Flannigan sharing thoughts following the ceremony

The Ocean View chorus entertaining the gathering with the song, "Sailing, Sailing."

NPS dignitaries




Norfolk mayor, councilman and NPS Superintendent enjoying opening ceremonies.

Ms. Campsen

Ms. Campsen addressing the audience at the Blue Ribbon ceremony

Ms. Campsen and Alanis




Ms. Campsen receiving congratulatory flowers from Alanis

Mayor Fraim and Ms. Campsen

Ms. Campsen pinning a blue ribbon pin on Norfolk Mayor Fraim

Blue Ribbon Award

 Ocean View Elementary School Named a 2008 No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon School

As seen on News Channel 3 on

Wednesday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Blue Ribbon Video

Ocean View Elementary School No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

Blue Ribbon School Celebration

As seen on NPS Home Page

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings named 320 schools nationwide as 2008 No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools. The No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools award distinguishes and honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap.

For the past 26 years, this prestigious program has honored more than 5,800 of America's most successful schools.

"These Blue Ribbon Schools are an example of what teachers and students can achieve," Spellings said. "Now our challenge is to help other schools follow their lead by continuing to measure progress through No Child Left Behind, and by using the knowledge we've gained to replicate effective strategies and help every student improve."

The No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels. The schools are selected based on one of two criteria:

* schools with at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that dramatically improve student performance to high levels on state tests; and

* schools whose students, regardless of background, achieve in the top 10 percent of their state on state tests.

Under No Child Left Behind, schools must make Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, in reading (language arts) and mathematics. Each state-not the federal government-sets its own academic standards and benchmark goals.

This year's winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on October 20-21.

Blue Ribbon Breakfast

Ocean View administrators, teachers, and staff join together to celebrate the success of their Blue Ribbon award at a breakfast held on Tuesday, September 16. 

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