Sedro-Woolley, WA – Today the Sedro-Woolley School District announced they have two schools in the Sedro-Woolley School District that have received the School of Distinction awards.
School of Distinction awards recognize the highest improving schools in Washington State and celebrate school staff, students and leaders who improve performance for all students over a sustained period of time in reading, English, Language Arts and Mathematics.
Clear Lake Elementary School was named a School of Distinction for the fourth year in a row on Thursday, while Mary Purcell Elementary School received the award for the first time.
Sedro-Woolley School District Superintendent Phil Brockman attributes the schools’ success to a staff that’s committed to working with students individually to help them achieve great things.
“Our teachers know what our students’ strengths and weaknesses are,” Brockman said. “Teachers focus on their goals and develop strong relationships with their students and their families. That’s what makes Sedro-Woolley Schools great.”
The School of Distinction award is focused on combined improvement in ELA and math at the elementary school level, sustained over a five-year period. Achieving the award requires continued, intentional effort from staff and school leaders. The award recognizes the accomplishments of a dedicated and focused group of staff doing their best work for their students.
The award is sponsored by the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) in partnership with the Superintendents of the Educational Service Districts (AESD), the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA), the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP), the Washington State Association for Supervision of Curriculum Development (WSASCD).
“Our staff is excited about continuing to do great things in education for our students,” Brockman said. “We follow our mission of having every student graduate with the knowledge and skills for future learning and success each day, but having those banners hanging in our schools is a great compliment and reminder to keep up the push.”
Information provided by Ruth Richardson, Public Information Officer, Sedro-Woolley School District.