Eads Reads Blue Ribbon Edition

Week of 9/23/22

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What is the Blue Ribbon Award??

The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. Entering its 40th year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed approximately 10,000 awards to more than 9,000 schools.

The Education Department recognizes all schools in one of two performance categories, based on all student scores, subgroup student scores and graduation rates:

  • Exemplary High Performing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
  • Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools are among their state’s highest performing schools in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students.

Eads school is one of 297 schools in the nation and one of ten schools from Indiana to be recognized in 2022. Eads is an exemplary High Performing School.



Mr. Heller told the students at the assembly on Monday that there are about 96,000 schools in the U.S. and Eads is in the top one top percent of all of the schools in the nation!



Eads won this award on more than academics. We earned this award for the culture of our building. We have students that come to school ready to learn. Your support at home really helps us in the classroom.

We have students teaching other students about lifelines each month. Eads Leads presents lessons in all classrooms to build on the integrity of our school. It is so impressive to watch 4th and 5th graders preparing lessons and executing them with finesse. I hope we will encourage students to be future teachers!



Thank you parents for everything you do to support our amazing school!


On November 3rd and 4th, Mrs. Bevil, Mr. Heller and Mrs. Torabi (teacher rep) will be in Washington D.C. to receive this prestigious award.


The fun does not stop this week. In collaboration with the PTO, we will be doing Blue Ribbon activities throughout the year. Stay tuned for more fun!!!!

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PTO Collecting Sponsors of our School

Dear Munster Community Member,


The James B Eads Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) in Munster is a 501c (3) non-profit organization (tax ID: 61-1749451) devoted to making a difference in our students’ lives. Our organization relies on the support of generous Community Sponsors like you to ensure the success of our students’ futures.

As you can imagine, a big celebration can become a bit expensive. Each month, we would like to celebrate the success. In October, we are ordering 550 shirts for our students and staff to take a whole-school National Blue Ribbon shirt photograph! We are seeking 10 community sponsors to help offset the cost of these shirts.


· In return for your $500 donation, we will place your logo on the back of the shirt showing your support of Eads School! Your tax-deductible donation will be acknowledged via our Eads PTO Facebook Page, in our monthly newsletter and on the bulletin board as you walk into the school.


An ariel photograph of the students and staff is happening on October 14 and therefore need to order shirts next week. If you are able to support our event, we kindly ask that you send the donation by Monday, September 26, 2022 to James B Eads PTO, 8000 Jackson Avenue, Munster, IN 46321 so we can get this party started!

Please let us know if you have any questions! Feel free to contact us at JBEPTO@munster.us.


WE HAVE RAISED OVER $3,500.00 in 3 days!! Our community really supports our school.

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