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Elementary school celebrating blue ribbon status
Elementary school celebrating blue ribbon status

A Las Vegas elementary school will be celebrating its designation as a blue ribbon school with an open house Friday.

Walter Bracken Elementary School will celebrate the blue ribbon designation and a new garden area during a ceremony planned for Friday afternoon. The celebration will include entertainment by students, crafts, a farmer's market, garden composting and a silent auction.

The blue ribbon designation is just one of several important awards the school and its staff has received this year. The principal received an award from the Department of Education for outstanding leadership, one of only seven principals in the country to get the award.

It was also chosen as a magnet school of distinction by the Magnet Schools of America. It is a magnet school for science, technology, engineering, art and math or STEAM.

The school has created an environment of learning with a variety of learning stations throughout the campus. The latest is a musical fairy garden with raised garden beds, outdoor musical instruments and fairy villages.