State Superintendent Tony Evers praised Grant Elementary School for being among 132 schools in the state that received Wisconsin School of Recognition honors for the 2012-13 school year during a special Oct. 2 ceremony at the State Capitol in Madison.
Evers welcomed, from left: Angela Parks, second grade teacher, and Casey Scheuren, first grade teacher, to the recognition event. To be recognized, schools must be among those with the highest poverty rates in the state, have met adequate yearly progress goals under federal education law for the past two years, and have student achievement on state mathematics and reading assessments that is higher than schools with similar poverty levels and grade configurations.
“The staff and administration of these schools are committed to forging partnerships among teachers, parents, administrators, other school staff members, and the community to create an educational environment that supports children’s learning,” Evers said.
“We are very proud of the staff at Grant School for their continued dedication to helping all students succeed. Their efforts in engaging students, parents and the community in learning have not gone unnoticed,” said Superintendent Dr. Joseph Sheehan. This is the second year that Grant Elementary School has been honored with this recognition.
From the Sheboygan Area School District, Jefferson Elementary School was also recognized.