State Superintendent Tony Evers praised Lawrence-Lawson Elementary 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.
"It is an honor to have received this recognition for the third year in a row. As principal of Lawrence-Lawson I attribute the recognition to the partnerships we have with students, teachers, support staff, parents and the community," Principal Missy Herek said.
"In addition, professional development focused on Response to intervention, Positive Behavior Intervention Supports and data-driven professional learning communities have proven to be instrumental in the success of our students," Herek said.
Evers welcomed, from left: Kyla Manske, Principal Herek and Jeane Frank, 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.