March 12, 2007

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Red House Run Elementary School
Baltimore County

Burleigh Manor Middle
Howard County

Winston Churchill High
Montgomery County

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Dr. Strouse, Lt. Gov. Brown
and Dr. Grasmick
Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor Principals, Speaker of the House
and Dr. Grasmick
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George Washington Elementary
Baltimore City

River Hill High
Howard County

Hereford Middle
Baltimore County


MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2007

WHO:    Lt. Governor Anthony Brown
            State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick
            Baltimore City Mayor Sheila Dixon
            Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith
            Members of the General Assembly
            Members of the Maryland State Board of Education
            Maryland Teacher of the Year Michelle Hammond
            Corporate Partners

            Educators representing:
            George Washington Elementary in Baltimore City; Red House Run
            Elementary in Baltimore Co.; Heather Hills Elementary in Prince
            George’s Co.; Hereford Middle in Baltimore Co., Burleigh Manor
            Middle in Howard Co.; River Hill High in Howard Co.; and Winston
            Churchill Hill in Montgomery Co.

WHAT: Seven Maryland schools that are recipients of the State’s Blue Ribbon School Awards will be honored by the Lt. Governor, State Superintendent, Mayor, and other leaders at a state dinner. After the dinner, the winning principals will be recognized on the floor of the House and Senate.

WHEN: Monday, March 12, 2007
            Reception, 5 p.m.
            Dinner, 6 p.m.
            Honors Program, 6:50 p.m.
            Recognition on the floor of the House, 8:15 p.m.
            Recognition on the floor of the Senate, 8:40 p.m.

WHERE: Governor Calvert House
             58 State Circle
             Annapolis, MD 21401

WHY: The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a national and state program that recognizes and honors schools that exhibit high performance and/or significant improvement in reading and mathematics achievement as measured by Maryland’s assessments. Schools must meet rigorous standards that were developed by the Maryland State Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education. These are schools that are extremely high achievers in reading and mathematics. Only a limited number of schools can be selected for the honor. The Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools go on to compete for National Blue Ribbon Awards, which are announced by the US Department of Education in September 2007.

SPONSORS:  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
                  Scholastic, Inc.
                  SMART Technologies, Inc.
                  Sylvan Learning Centers
                  Verizon, Maryland
                  Joe Corbi's Pizza