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Blues Mascot Louie Helps North Kirkwood Middle School Celebrate National Blue Ribbon School Award

In September 2021, North Kirkwood Middle School (NKMS) was announced as one of 35 schools in the country as a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School.

All this week, NKMS students and staff are celebrating their recognition as a U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School. Louie, the mascot for the St. Louis Blues Hockey team, stopped by NKMS on Wednesday to high-five students and staff members on this accomplishment. Louie also joined students and sat in momentarily during some math and science classes. Other celebrations this week include a blue hat day, listening to Blues music, wearing all blue clothes, and blue decorated doors throughout the school.

For more information about the National Blue Ribbon announcement and program, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website: https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-2021-national-blue-ribbon-schools.