One Of 163 Ohio Schools Honored Edon Elementary Named School Of Promise

SCHOOL HONORED … Edon Elementary School teachers proudly holding the 2011-2012 School of Promise banner, set to be displayed in the school’s entryway are, from left, kneeling, Ann Eyster, Cheri Jacobs, Erinne Stump, Katie Germann, Carey Kiess, Alisha Snyder, Katie Rummel, Principal Bonnie Troyer and standing, Kayle Kaman, Michelle Free, Kristen Hall, Karen Apt, Byron Weaver, Heather Taylor, Brock England, Mindi Kepler, Deb Gensler, Brenda Parrish, Denyse Johnson, Toni Thiel, Dawn Becker, Amber Doble, Sharla Kirkingburg, Raya Fackler, Jacki Hake, Natalie Farnham and Jack Gensler.

SCHOOL HONORED … Edon Elementary School teachers proudly holding the 2011-2012 School of Promise banner, set to be displayed in the school’s entryway are, from left, kneeling, Ann Eyster, Cheri Jacobs, Erinne Stump, Katie Germann, Carey Kiess, Alisha Snyder, Katie Rummel, Principal Bonnie Troyer and standing, Kayle Kaman, Michelle Free, Kristen Hall, Karen Apt, Byron Weaver, Heather Taylor, Brock England, Mindi Kepler, Deb Gensler, Brenda Parrish, Denyse Johnson, Toni Thiel, Dawn Becker, Amber Doble, Sharla Kirkingburg, Raya Fackler, Jacki Hake, Natalie Farnham and Jack Gensler.

With the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) release of finalized 2011-2012 Report Cards, administrators, teachers and students at Edon Northwest Local Schools were pleased to learn the District had received an “Excellent” Rating for the third consecutive year. The excitement continued when the District was notified by Michael Sawyers, Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction for the ODE, that Edon Elementary was being acknowledged as well.

“Edon Elementary School proves everyday that failure is not an option,” Sawyers stated in his congratulatory letter to Principal Bonnie Troyer. “Because of that, it is my honor to recognize you, your students, teachers, administrators and the families in your building being named a 2012 School of Promise.”

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“Your school is in a prestigious group of 163 schools that achieved this honor on the Local Report Card for the 2011-2012 school year,” continued Sawyers. “Strategies by you and your staff to close the mathematics and reading achievement gap for students are working and we hope you will share them with other Ohio schools.”

For over a decade, ODE’s School of Promise has recognized schools showing high achievement from all students, especially those who represent a range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. Sawyers said the Ohio Department of Education plans to spotlight Edon as a strong example of what is possible when students, educators, parents and community members come together and believe that all students can succeed.

This is the second consecutive year Edon Elementary School has received the honor.

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