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Academic achievement earns Clear Creek a Blue Bell ice cream party

Blue Bell Creameries is throwing a schoolwide ice cream party on Monday for Clear Creek Elementary School in honor of its being named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School.

A Blue Bell truck filled with ice cream will arrive at Clear Creek Elementary School at 1:20 p.m., to treat all the students, teachers, and staff members.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools program has honored more than 8,500 of America’s most successful schools for the past 35 years. This year, 342 public and private schools across the country received this coveted award. Blue Ribbon Schools are selected on the basis of two primary criteria: 1) they are among the highest-performing schools in their state, and 2) they are schools with at least 40 percent of students from disadvantaged backgrounds that have improved student performance to high levels.

“At Blue Bell, we recognize the importance of encouraging and honoring schools that have achieved educational excellence,” says Ricky Dickson, president of Blue Bell Creameries. “We are well aware that such high levels of achievement require tremendous effort from students, teachers, administrators and parents. This is Blue Bell’s way of showing how proud we are!”
This year’s winning schools were honored at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. on Nov. 6-7, 2017.