Resolution J913-2013

Congratulating P.S. 203, the Oakland Gardens School, upon the occasion of its designation as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

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  • Mar 19, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 19, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 15, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commending P.S. 203, the Oakland Gardens School,
upon the occasion of its designation as  a  2012  National  Blue  Ribbon
School of Excellence

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend institutions of true purpose and high  achievement  whose  exem-
plary  programs  and  accomplishments clearly demonstrate the pursuit of
excellence in education and service to the community; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
P.S. 203, the Oakland Gardens School, upon the occasion  of  its  desig-
nation as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence; and
  WHEREAS,  The  National  Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public
and nonpublic  elementary,  middle,  and  high  schools  where  students
achieve  at very high levels and/or where the achievement gap is narrow-
ing; the Program sets a standard of excellence for all schools  striving
for the highest level of achievement; and
  WHEREAS,  The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is part of a larger
United States Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate
knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices; each year
since 1982, the Department of Education has  sought  out  schools  where
students  attain  and maintain high academic goals, including those that
beat the odds; and
  WHEREAS, P.S. 203, the Oakland Gardens School, in Bayside, Queens, New
York, was named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence; it  is
ranked  sixth  in  New York City and eighth in New York State on ELA and
Math tests; it has earned  four  straight  A's  on  its  New  York  City
progress reports, and an "Outstanding" on its last quality review; and
  WHEREAS,  P.S. 203, the Oakland Gardens School, is a close knit school
community of strong outstanding administrators,  dedicated  professional
staff, highly motivated students and highly engaged parents; and
  WHEREAS,  The  mission of the Oakland Gardens School is to ensure that
its students will achieve the highest academic  standards  aligned  with
the Common Core Learning Standards as outlined in the Chancellor's City-
wide Expectations; and
  WHEREAS,  Under  the  leadership  of its outstanding Principal, Carole
Nussbaum, the Oakland Gardens School continues to fulfill its  laudatory
educational  purposes and is proudly aware of its distinguished past; it
is eager to fulfill its commitment to its students, faculty, alumni  and
community,  and  is  planning with vision and purpose for the growth and
change it will encounter in the years to come; and
  WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion presents a  unique  opportunity  for
this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and pay tribute to P.S. 203, the
Oakland Gardens School; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an  educa-
tional  institution of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to
our attention, it should be recognized and applauded by all the citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  P.S.  203, the Oakland Gardens School, upon the occasion of its
designation as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence; and  be
it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to P.S. 203, the Oakland Gardens School.

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