South Bend — In a fourth-grade classroom at Kennedy Primary Academy Monday morning, students were learning about decimals and rounding. Numbers filled the chalkboard.
But it’s a different set of numbers that students and teachers throughout the building are celebrating that have earned them an national honor to be proud of.
“It is an amazing award to receive, not only for the school but for the South Bend Community School Corporation,” said kindergarten teacher Jennifer Veldman.
Kennedy, a school for gifted and talented students throughout the city, is among only 264 schools in the country to be named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.