The school will be honored at the California School Recognition Program on May 5 in Santa Clara.
PLEASANTON, CA: The Pleasanton Unified School District congratulates Lydiksen Elementary School for earning statewide distinction as a 2016 Gold Ribbon School. Lydiksen’s recognition was announced by the California Department of Education (CDE) on April 13.
“This is a strong testament to the work being done by our school community towards preparing our students for college and career,” said Interim Superintendent Jim Hansen. “We congratulate Lydiksen Elementary for this well-deserved distinction.”
The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems. Nearly 6,000 elementary schools were eligible to apply this year. Lydiksen was among 29 elementary schools in Alameda County to be recognized as a Gold Ribbon School.
“Lydiksen is very proud to receive this award,” said Lydiksen Principal Jacob Berg. “It shows the hard work our staff, students and parent community have done to implement instructional technology into our classrooms over the past four years.”
The Gold Ribbon distinction is awarded based on a model program or practice a school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. Lydiksen’s recognition underscores its success in supporting both teachers’ and students’ use of technology to develop 21st-century skills through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) instruction.
Lydiksen Elementary will be recognized with other 2016 Gold Ribbon Schools during a ceremony on May 5 in Santa Clara, California.