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OESD Celebrates Schools of Distinction

OESD Celebrates Schools of Distinction

Five schools within the Olympic ESD 114 region were celebrated with a “School of Distinction” award for student achievement in 2015.  Each of these schools was recognized for steady improvement on standardized state exam scores in reading and math over the past five years.

What does it mean to be a School of Distinction Award recipient?  According to the the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) website,“The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) in partnership with the Association of Educational Service Districts (AESD), The Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP), Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA), and the Washington Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (WASCD), have recognized schools in the top 5% of improvement for their levels. Elementary and middle schools are recognized for sustained improvement in reading/ELA and math achievement. High schools are recognized for sustained improvement in graduation rate over the past five years.”

The following link is a great resource for more detailed information on the award:  http://www.effectiveness.org/school-of-distinction.aspx

Congratulations to:

  • Greywolf Elementary (Sequim School District)
  • Crescent High School (Crescent School District)
  • Central Kitsap Online Academy – Alternative High School (Central Kitsap School District)
  • PineCrest Elementary (Central Kitsap School District)
  • Cedar Heights Junior High (South Kitsap School District)

Greywolf Elementary

Greywolf Elementary  

March 7, 2016: Students of Greywolf Elementary School along with Principal Donna Hudson and Sequim School District Superintendent Gary Neal. Photo courtesy of Darcy Lamb

Crescent High School

Crescent School

December 17, 2015: Julie Fischer (Administrative Intern), Dave Bingham (Associate Principal), OESD Superintendent Greg Lynch, Trisha Haggerty (Board Chair),  Neil Peppard (Student Board Rep.), Susan Hopper (Board Vice Chair), Ann Chang (Board Member), Raine Westfall (Student Board Rep.), Sandy Criss (Board Member), Dr. Clayton Mork (Superintendent). Photo courtesy of Superintendent Clayton Mork.

Central Kitsap Online Academy – Alternative High School

Central Kitsap Alternative Online Academy

January 13, 2016: OESD Superintendent Greg Lynch, Bruce Richards (CKSD Board President), Robin Campbell (Teacher, Alternative East), Rob MacDermid (Board Member), Scott Woehrman (Board Member), Jeanie Schulze (Board Vice President) and David McVicker (Superintendent). Photo courtesy of CKSD Public Relations Department.

PineCrest Elementary

PineCrest Elementary

January 13, 2016:  Back row: OESD Superintendent Greg Lynch, Bruce Richards (CKSD Board President), Patti Green (teacher), Amanda Ericson (teacher), Paul Nash (principal), , Scott Woehrman (Board Member), Rob MacDermid (Board Member) Jeanie Schulze (Board Vice President) and David McVicker (Superintendent) Front row: Janet Smith (teacher), Kim Witte (teacher), Roslyn Woehrman (learning specialist). Photo courtesy of Central Kitsap School District Public Relations.


Cedar Heights Junior High

Cedar Heights

April 13, 2016: Left to right: Debi Lindsley, Will Lewis, Jobie Flint, Kim Nixon, Diane Slezak, Andrew Cain, Tammi Gonshorowski, Paula Owen, Michael Paul Koontz, Teri Messing, Brandon DeBritz, Quinn Avery, Jennifer Knowles, Superintendent Michelle Reid, Todd Hering. Photo courtesy of South Kitsap School District Public Relations.



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