Four Sumner County schools included in Governor’s Award recognizing top performing schools

first_imgHIGH SCHOOLSB & B Jr/Sr High School, USD 115 Nemaha CentralBlue Valley High School, USD 229 Blue ValleyBlue Valley Southwest High School, USD 229 Blue ValleyCentralia High School, USD 380 VermillionConway Springs High School, USD 365 Conway SpringsGarden Plain High School, USD 267 RenwickKapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, WichitaLakemary Center Paola, PaolaLakeside High School at Downs, USD 272 WacondaMcPherson High School, USD 418 McPhersonMill Valley High School, USD 232 De SotoPawnee Heights High School, USD 496 Pawnee HeightsPiper High School, USD 203 Piper-Kansas CitySt. Thomas Aquinas High School, Kansas CityStockton High School, USD 271 StocktonWakefield High School, USD 379 Clay CenterWallace County High School, USD 241 Wallace CountyWheatland High School, USD 292 Wheatland. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Four Sumner County schools joined 42 Kansas elementary schools, 10 middle/junior high schools and 18 high schools recently recognized as part of the seventh annual Governor’s Achievement Awards, honoring top performing schools in the state.  The school must have been among the top 5 percent of schools in both reading and mathematics on the state assessments at its respective level and met one additional measure.  For elementary schools and middle/junior high schools that measure is attendance and high schools the measure is graduation rate.Those receiving the award from Sumner County include: •Argonia Elementary School, USD 359 Argonia;•St. Joseph Elementary School, Conway Springs;•Wellington Christian Academy, Wellington;•Conway Springs High School, USD 365 Conway Springs.“The Governor’s Achievement Award is a significant recognition for Kansas schools,” said Kansas Education Commissioner Dr. Diane DeBacker. “The accomplishment recognizes a school’s high expectations and the ability of the school staff to assist students in achieving to those expectations.”The full list of schools receiving this award are as follows:ELEMENTARY SCHOOLSApollo Elementary School, USD 265 GoddardArgonia Elementary School, USD 359 ArgoniaBlue Ridge Elementary School, USD 473 ChapmanBlue River Elementary School, USD 229 Blue ValleyBostic Traditional Magnet, USD 259 WichitaBrookridge Day School, Overland ParkCorinth Elementary School, USD 512 Shawnee MissionEdgerton Elementary School, USD 231 Gardner EdgertonFrankfort Elementary School, USD 380 VermillionGood Shepherd School, Kansas CityHaviland Elementary School, USD 474 HavilandHoly Family School, Dodge CityJay Shideler Elementary School, USD 437 Auburn-WashburnLakeside Elementary at Downs, WacondaLakewood Elementary School, USD 229 Blue ValleyMacArthur Elementary School, USD 480 LiberalMadison Elementary School, USD 231 Gardner-EdgertonMarais Des Cygnes Valley Elementary, USD 456 Marais Des CygnesMarquette Elementary School, USD 400 Smoky ValleyMission Trail Elementary School, USD 229 Blue ValleyMont Ida Elementary School, USD 365 GarnettMorse Elementary School, USD 229 Blue ValleyMound Valley Elementary School, USD 506 Labette CountyNike Elementary School, USD 231 Gardner EdgertonNorth Fairview Elementary School, USD 345 SeamanOatville Elementary School, USD 261 HaysvilleOlsburg Elementary School, USD 384 Blue ValleyPrairie Creek Elementary School, USD 230 Spring HillSheridan Elementary School, USD 475 Geary CountySt. Gregory Elementary School, Kansas CitySt. Joseph Catholic Elementary School, Mt. HopeSt. Joseph Elementary School, Conway SpringsSt. Patrick Catholic Elementary School, ParsonsSt. Patrick Catholic Elementary School, KingmanStilwell Elementary School, USD 229 Blue ValleySunflower Elementary School, USD 231 Gardner-EdgertonSunset Ridge Elementary School, USD 229 Blue ValleyTrinity Lutheran Elementary School, WinfieldWellington Christian Academy, WellingtonWestwood View Elementary School, Shawnee MissionWheatland Elementary School, AndoverWoodrow Wilson Elementary School, Manhattan-Ogden MIDDLE SCHOOLSAndover Central Middle School, USD 385 AndoverChisholm Trail Middle School, USD 233 OlatheDwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, USD 265 GoddardIndian Hills Middle School, USD 512 Shawnee MissionLakeside Junior High School, USD 272 WacondaLexington Trails Middle School, USD 232 De SotoMarion Middle School, USD 408 Marion-FlorencePrairie Heights Middle School, USD 417 Morris CountyPrairie Trail Middle School, USD 233 OlatheWheatridge Middle School, USD 231 Gardner-Edgerton Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (32) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Hhmmmm · 341 weeks ago I notice how there wasn’t any of the Wellington public schools on that list… Report Reply 8 replies · active 340 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Hhmmmm · 341 weeks ago Seems like USD 353 needs to take some notes from USD 229… What are they doing in order to get that awarded to 7 elementary schools?.? Report Reply 5 replies · active 340 weeks ago +30 Vote up Vote down too tired to fight · 341 weeks ago When was the last time any media outlet in Wellington or Sumner County printed the names of honor students? Now ask how many times the media outlets report on sports on a weekly bases. Yes, I realize that sports occur every week and honor rolls only occurs every 9 weeks. Shouldn’t that make those announcement’s of the honor roll more unique? I did a very limited inquiry on the honor roll in the high school. No special announcement. No special assembly. However they have assemblies all the time for sports. So what is more important to the school district? Sports or schools? Times are a changing. If you want people to come to Wellington. Then we need to improve school scores. Not worry about the next game. Report Reply 3 replies · active 341 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 341 weeks ago WHS Grad: Good post. Your comment “valuing education, understanding student responsibility” and responsible parenting… you nailed it right on the head. Period-facto. Mediocrity is its own reward. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 341 weeks ago Close demographical inspection will reveal a few trends. You republicans will love the solution. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Argonia Proud · 341 weeks ago I’m proud to be from Argonia!! Way to Go to all the staff and students!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down shawn dj · 341 weeks ago USD 229 median household income $105, 000, median home value $310, 000. USD 353 median income $44, 300 and median home value $77, 000. Report Reply 1 reply · active 340 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down man ole man · 341 weeks ago USD 229 is the wealthiest school district in Kansas. There librarians make more than most teachers do else ware. Report Reply 1 reply · active 341 weeks ago +16 Vote up Vote down College Grad · 341 weeks ago I have two children in USD 353. Both are required to do their homework and good grades are an expectation. As a result, they both score very well on state assessment tests. So is it the school system that fails the kids who do not score well or is it the parents (through lack of scholastic help, low expectations, genetics, or a combination of these factors)? The school’s curriculum is sufficient for my kids to score at the highest levels on state tests. Maybe you are the problem if your child does not perform well. Report Reply 1 reply · active 341 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down guest · 341 weeks ago @College Grad you are exactly right. The school may give the kids the tools, it is the parents and the students job to do the rest. I think hmmmmmm said it all in their statement….. school’s problem not mine. Report Reply 0 replies · active 341 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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