Kudos to the students and staff of Johnston Middle School!

The US Department of Education has named Johnston one of their “Blue Ribbon Schools” for 2010.  This award is the highest honor an American school (whether public or private) can achieve. 

Johnston was nominated by the TEA (Texas Education Agency) because of its improved performance.  In 2009, Johnston achieved a Recognized rating for the first time in the school’s history.  They followed these results in 2010 by achieving Texas’ highest rating of Exemplary. 

Principal Dave Wheat held a drawing amongst the Johnston Middle School staff, with the winners accompanying him to the awards ceremony in Washington DC.  Wheat made sure that the entire group trooped across the stage together to receive the school’s flag and plaque, “because we all did this as a team.”

Congratulations to all at Johnston Middle School for a job well done – and especially to Principal Wheat for his gracious and generous gesture!

Roger Martin