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Hillcrest Middle nominated for national honor

Hillcrest Middle School is the only school north of San Francisco to be nominated for the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award. “Schools nominated for this significant recognition are performing at very high levels or are making impressive strides in student progress under challenging circumstances,” said state schools chief Tom Torlakson in a statement. Schools can be considered for two reasons: either achieving in at least the 85th percentile statewide in students scoring proficient or advanced in English language… Read More »

More from award-winning Two Rock Elementary

Two Rock Elementary School in western Petaluma was just named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. Read a story about Two Rock and that honor here: http://bit.ly/cVpsvD Officials there credited a very active parent group with raising funds during the year to support an active, two-days a week physical education program for all students, as well as augmented library and music programs. One of the group’s big fundraisers is coming up. It’s a 5k run on the grounds of the… Read More »