Hartselle’s Crestline Elementary Judged One Of Alabama’s Best!
Crestline Elementary School students burn off a little energy during Tuesday afternoon's celebration in the school's gym. (Photo by Al Whitaker, WHNT News 19)
HARTSELLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Hartselle’s Crestline Elementary School is one of the best schools in the state, and they have the blue ribbon to prove it!
Earlier this year, the Blue Ribbon if Excellence Committee visited the school to survey nine critical areas of performance among students, teachers and administrators. Their summary report said, “The educators within Crestline Elementary School should be commended for creating the culture that encourages the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of educating children within the Hartselle City School System.” Crestline met or exceeded the standards in the Nine Critical Performance Areas defined by the Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence.
In May, the school was notified they had received the award, and this afternoon the students were rewarded with a huge cake, and an afternoon assembly that included a special appearance by none other than “the King” himself, Elvis! All of the students gathered in the gym, and almost every child and teacher wore the same blue t-shirt proclaiming the award.
“This is a celebration of success,” according to the school’s principal, Robin Varwig, “but its just a jumping off point because we want to continue striving for excellence. Our students, we want to push them higher, push them harder because we know that they can do the best and be the best and that’s what we want for them.”