The United States Congress has long recognized that higher poverty schools face unique challenges in educating students and provides supplementary assistance to those schools in the form of Title I funds. Schools that meet high levels of achievement and close the learning gap despite these challenges are to be commended.
Utah State Title I Committee of Practitioners established the following criteria that Title I schools must meet to qualify for these recognitions:
Utah High Performing Title I Schools Recognition
KSL Radio and Zions Bank honored Ily McLean, second-grade teacher at Riverview Elementary in Spanish Fork, for the "Teacher Feature" program this past week. This program was developed to recognize outstanding teachers who have gone the extra mile, not only in the classroom, but who have also made a significant impact on many young lives.
This week Mrs. LoriAnn Sleight was chosen by her colleagues to receive the Nebo School District Association Crystal Apple Award at Sage Creek Elementary School for outstanding performance as a teacher. Mrs. Sleight has been a teacher at Sage Creek for over twenty years. She spent the first nineteen years in second grade before moving to fifth grade two years ago. However, anyone that has ever watched her interact with fifth graders would guess that she had worked with them her entire career.
Jeanette Maughan's peers from Canyon Elementary, voted for her to receive the Horace Mann Crystal Apple Award. Jeanette's first job was in the Provo School District where she taught first-grade at Timponogous Elementary School. Many of her students were from other nations.
Three of her students were called Two, Twee and Bambi.
Nebo School District’s Nebo Attendance Court (NAC) recognized two students who graduated from the program last week.
Zack Hickman of Landmark High is the first to have earned the right to graduate from NAC. Zack set a goal of having perfect attendance and with the support of his parents, school and the NAC program staff, he attained that goal last Tuesday, November 3. He also had $25.00 of his fine refunded to him.