Belle Aire Intermediate School was recently honored by the Ohio Department of Education and the Southern Ohio ESC as a High Progress School of Honor.
Belle Aire earned the High Progress School of Honor award by sustaining high achievement and/or substantial progress while serving a significant number of economically disadvantaged students. Belle Aire was one of only 66 schools in the state of Ohio to earn such recognition.
“We are very proud of the staff and the students for all of their hard work,” Belle Aire Principal Jeff Conroy said on Monday. “I think it was a team effort all the way from Dianna Wayne with our curriculum and coming in to make sure we had it in place, to our teachers and Mr. (Tom) Bailey bringing in the ‘Above the Line’ thought process to our cultural blueprint that is impacting our whole district. And then the fact that the teachers bought into everything and worked incredibly hard along with a tremendous effort from our students. I look at it as a team effort that started at the top and came all the way down. We are very proud of our group here at Belle Aire.”
Conroy also took time to note portions of Belle Aire’s report card that was released earlier this year. He said he was excited about the “Value Added” section of the report card, showing that the growth of student learning at Washington City Schools is continuing.
“There is one goal moving toward next year,” Conroy said. “We want to hit our indicators because we did not hit them this year. I know we are very close in several areas, especially math, so that is our goal this year to hit those. But we are extremely proud of how much our students grew last year. It was really exciting for our teachers, really for everyone.
Accepting this award for their Blue Lion classmates and teachers was Leigha Lane-Crowder, Doug Green II and Jasmine Bishop. Leigha represented her fifth grade classmates, Doug represented the third grade students, and Jasmine represented the fourth graders.
The information in this article was provided by Washington Court House City Schools Director of Marketing and Communications Trevor Patton.
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