National Blue Ribbon Honors Announced - Sep 29, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 342 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017. The recognition is based on a school's overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Whitewater's Washington Elementary School has been named as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. In a statement after being notified, Principal Tom Grosinske commented, "This is a very special day for our students, their families, and our staff. To be recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education is amazing. This award is a testament to our school family's energy and dedication in building a school culture that embraces all students and helps them achieve success.