Olive-Mary Stitt School has a happy reason to feel 'blue'
Alumni band students filled the hallways of Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School in Arlington Heights Friday with music to celebrate the school's 2017 National Blue Ribbon award.
The Olive graduates, now members of the Thomas Middle School band, helped kick off the Friday afternoon assembly, which also featured a flash mob dance performance by the school's teachers. Special guests included the school's namesake, Mary Stitt, who served as principal from 1967 to 1992, and state Rep. David Harris, who supported the school's application for the award.
The U.S. Department of Education named the K-5 school an award winner in September -- one of 25 schools to be honored statewide for academic achievement.
The assembly capped off a weeklong celebration that included schoolwide craft and art projects, a blue-themed dress-up day, and lunch-hour tunes from The Mix radio personality Brian Paruch.