U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, announced Laona’s Robinson Elementary School in Laona, WI has been named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. It is one of 9 Wisconsin schools to receive this honor along with 342 schools nationwide.The National Blue Ribbon School Award affirms the hard work of Laona students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. Schools are nominated by their state department of education and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may be nominated as an Exemplary High Performing School, the top schools in a state, or an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School, schools making the fastest progress in their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Laona’s Robinson Elementary received the award as an Exemplary High Performing School.
“National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of preparing every child for a bright future,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the honorees. “Nationwide, only a few schools achieve Blue Ribbon status each year,” Wisconsin State Superintendent, Tony Evers, said in commending the schools.
School officials will represent Laona’s Robinson Elementary at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., where they will hear from John King, former United States Secretary of Education, and other esteemed educators, share best practices with other educators, and celebrate their hard-won achievements.
For more information please contact the school office or the National Blue Ribbon Schools program website at http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/.
Spain/Italy Summer Trip
This summer a group of students traveled to Spain and Italy for a trip of a lifetime. Mrs. Keepers along with Kathy Krawze, Shelby Krawze, and Karen Piontek chaperoned the students on the trip. The following Laona students went on the trip: Madelyn Krawze, Chloe Krawze, Liam Christian, Hunter Adkins, and Rebekah Nevala. Please click on the video tag below to see part of their adventure.
Congratulations to the Laona/Wabeno Rebels Softball Team for winning the Northern Lakes Conference championship!
Student Academic Standards
As stipulated in 2015 Wisconsin Act 55, parents are hereby notified that the School District of Laona will be using the Wisconsin Standards for all content areas except Science. We will be using the National Science Standards in this area.
Breakfast and Lunch Program
All kids need a nutritious breakfast as a good start to the day. The Laona School District offers free breakfast to all students from 7:30-8:00 a.m. every school day. Please encourage your child to participate!
Anyone who would like to join the “What’s Right for Kids” nutrition committee, please contact the district office.
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