Nov. 5, 2015 (Louisville, Ky.) – On Thursday, November 12 at 9:30 a.m., St. Gabriel School (5503 Bardstown Road) will hold a special assembly to celebrate its recent designation as a Blue Ribbon School. This is the first time that St. Gabriel has received the No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools award, which honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels or for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap. St. Gabriel was honored as an Exemplary High Performing School, placing it among the state’s highest performing schools as measured by a nationally-normed test.
This hour-long assembly will feature remarks by St. Gabriel Parish’s pastor, Fr. John Schwartzlose and the school principal, Pam Huelsman, as well as a proclamation from the Metro Council. All of the school’s 686 students in grades K-8 will attend and will participate in a pep rally.
St. Gabriel was one of four schools in the Archdiocese to receive the Blue Ribbon designation joining St. Mary Academy, recognized for the first time, St. Albert School, recognized for the second time (2004, 2015), and St. Margaret Mary School recognized for the second time (2004, 2015). St. Gabriel is one of 11 schools in the state of Kentucky and five schools in Jefferson County to win this award in 2015. Three hundred thirty five schools were honored nationwide; 50 of those were non-public schools.
For more information, call: Pam Huelsman (502) 239-5535.