The students, staff and families of Robinson Elementary School will mark the school's nationwide distinction as a Blue Ribbon School at a student-led, 30-minute assembly Tuesday beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Just last week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named Robinson one of 236 public schools nationwide to garner a 2013 National Blue Ribbon. The honor is based on exemplary academic excellence, inspired teaching and leadership, according to a press release.
Principal Nancy Doyle, the student council president and select students representing grades K-5 will make brief remarks. In addition, there will be special student musical performances and a “flash mob” dance.
Students will be presented with certificates and proclamations by the offices of Congressman Henry Waxman, State Senator Ted Lieu, State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi and Los Angeles Supervisor Don Knabe.
Attendees are asked to wear blue in honor of Robinson's school colors and the award distinction.