Skyland Elementary is a Blue Ribbon School

Published on Thursday, September 28, 2017

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Skyland Elementary designated a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School.

Greenville County Schools

Skyland Elementary designated a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School.





Skyland Elementary School has been awarded a 2017 National Blue Ribbon Award.

Skyland was among 342 schools nationwide honored as a Blue Ribbon school. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.

“At Skyland, we are passionate about teaching, learning, and serving our children,” said Principal Carolyn Styles.  “Likewise, we are committed to the highest standards of excellence.  We believe that no barrier should separate a child from the best education that a school can offer.  Therefore, we take great strides to reach all of our unique learners by providing instruction that is engaging, meaningful, and student-centered.”

“I want to extend my appreciation to Dr. Styles for her leadership, the faculty and staff for their hard work and commitment, all of the students for their dedication and the support of the entire Skyland Community. It takes all of those things coming together to make a truly great school,” said Greenville County Schools Superintendent Burke Royster.

“National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of preparing every child for a bright future,” stated U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the honorees. “You are visionaries, innovators and leaders. You have much to teach us: some of you personalize student learning, others engage parents and communities in the work and life of your local schools and still others develop strong and forward-thinking leaders from among your teaching staff.”

“Although today is a wonderful celebration which we will always remember, it is important to know that student success is acknowledged and rewarded every day at Skyland,” Styles said. “Students are at the heart of everything we do.  I feel extremely humbled and honored to serve as the leader in such a wonderful school and community,” Styles said.



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