Students and staff were welcomed back to school after winter break with a ‘kick-off’ to Charter Arts’ “Happy Blue Year” initiative to commemorate the school being named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.
As staff and students entered the building on January 2, 2019, they were given Blue Ribbon wristbands. Also, staff and faculty each signed their name to a star which was included on the ‘blue star wall’ at the school’s entrance. Blue ribbons also adorn the light posts and fence around the school.
The annual Senior Breakfast was held at the end of the month as a culmination of the Happy Blue Year celebration. Seniors were honored for their outstanding academic achievement during the event. Representatives from the offices of local legislators were also present for the breakfast. Blue ‘swag’ bags, filled with fun goodies donated by Just Born and Highmark Blue Shield, were also presented to all students and staff. Bravo!