FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Superior Schools Receive U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award
May 15, 2018
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the Superior School District is a recipient of the 2018 Green Ribbon Awards. The Office of Public Instruction chose the Superior School District to be Montana’s nominee in the Green Ribbon program after they submitted a strong application to the OPI.
“We are proud to receive the 2018 Green Ribbon School award as it reflects the conscious efforts our district is making every day in promoting eco-stewardship, conservation and the use of renewable resources. As we truly live in "the last, best place," we have a responsibility to educate our children as future stewards of Montana's vast natural resources and environment while promoting healthy lifestyles. STEM-based learning activities coupled with educational opportunities found outside classroom doors, drive our curriculum and after-school program offerings. Even though our school is a very small, rural place, we continue to grow positive change one student at a time,” Superior Schools Superintendent Scott Kinney said Wednesday.
“Congratulations to Superior schools for earning this national recognition and for making Montana proud,” State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen said Wednesday. “Incorporating health and wellness into conservation education gives Superior students hope for their future.”
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the aim of the Green Ribbon Schools program is to inspire schools, districts and higher education institutions to strive for 21st century excellence by highlighting promising practices and resources that all can employ. The award recognizes schools, districts, and higher education institutions that:
- Reduce environmental impact and costs;
- Improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and
- Provide effective environmental and sustainability education.
The Superior School District has focused on incorporating sustainable resources into their schools as well as implementing conservation, sustainability, and outdoor education programs. A summary of Superior’s programs can be found here.
CONTACT: Dylan Klapmeier
Director of Communications, Montana Office of Public Instruction