Blue Bell, Barge Bring Treat Crabapple Crossing Elementary

The Milton school will be honored for its Blue Ribbon status on Dec. 5 with an ice cream delivery.

Blue Bell Creameries and Georgia State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge will honor Crabapple Crossing Elementary School named 2012 National Blue Ribbon School, with a school-wide ice cream party and award presentation on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

In concurrence with Dr. Barge’s personal presentation to the school, a Blue Bell truck filled with ice cream will arrive at Crabapple Crossing Elementary School in Milton at 10:30 am to treat all 860 students, teachers and staff members.

 “At Blue Bell, we recognize the importance of encouraging and honoring schools that have achieved educational excellence,” says Paul Kruse, CEO and 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.”

The U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Schools program has honored more than 7,000 of America’s most successful schools for the past 30 years. This year, 269 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.


Eat Your Veggies November 29, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Wonderful, Thank you Blue Bell Creameries! http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% in 2008. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period. In 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.1,2 Overweight is defined as having excess body weight for a particular height from fat, muscle, bone, water, or a combination of these factors.3 Obesity is defined as having excess body fat.4 Overweight and obesity are the result of “caloric imbalance”—too few calories expended for the amount of calories consumed—and are affected by various genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors.5,6


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