REEDSVILLE — Eastern Local Schools has been recognized as a recipient of an inaugural Momentum Award by the Ohio State Board of Education.
Ohio State School Board President Thomas Gunlock congratulated the district, “As one of the first winners of this award, you are part of an elite group of schools that are supporting the academic growth of students from every background and ability level.”
Only districts that scored all A’s on value-added measures for the 2014-2015 report card were eligible for recognition, and Eastern was among the 52 districts out of 611 statewide that received the award.
In addition to the district award, Eastern Elementary (K-8) also received a Momentum Award for its performance. They were one of only 165 schools in that category to receive such an honor.
Eastern 5-8 Principal Bill Francis appreciated the recognition of the school’s achievement in meeting the high standards necessary to meet the award criteria.
“It is very nice to see the Ohio State Board of Education recognize the district and the school for our achievements. We have an excellent faculty and they have been working very hard to ensure that all students are learning and improving,” he said. “I think Eastern Local does a superb job educating students and it is exciting to be noticed statewide for our efforts.”
K-4 principal Jody Howard was also excited to receive the award.
“I am very proud of the efforts of our teachers and students,” she said. “It is an honor for Eastern to be recognized for outstanding achievement. It definitely makes all the hard work worthwhile when we receive such notice for our successes.”
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