Heron School Recognized At Event

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Heron School of Natomas was honored Thursday, May 24 by the California Department of Education for being a high performing school.

The event, hosted by the Sacramento County Office Of Education, recognized the 2012 Distinguished Elementary Schools, the 2012 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools , and the 2011 National Blue Ribbon Schools.


The Northern California Region School Recognition Ceremony was held at the Woodlake Hotel in Sacramento. During the event, 55 schools from 18 counties were presented with recognition plaques and flags by State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson.

Opening the event was a flag ceremony presented by Venturing Crew 118 of Boy Scouts of America, and musical entertainment was provided by students from Collis P. Huntington Elementary School in Sacramento City Unified School District. Craig Cheslog, Principal Advisor to the State Superintendent of Schools, served as master of ceremonies.

The Natomas Unified School District’s Heron K-8 School was among eight schools honored from Sacramento County.

“You exemplify school leadership and best practices. You have set a standard for excellence,” said Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon “Your success brings honor to high achieving students, and gives hope to struggling students and their families.”

Sacramento County schools also recognized at the event included: Cosumnes River Elementary, John Ehrhardt Elementary, Stone Lake Elementary in the Elk Grove Unified School Distric; Isleton Elementary in the River Delta Joint Unified School District; Sol Aureus College Preparatory in the Sacramento City Unified School District; Earl LeGette Elementary and Trajan Elementary in the San Juan Unified School District. 

Photos Courtesy Sacramento County Office of Education

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