Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The South Carolina Department of Education in partnership with the Education Oversight Committee, submitted to school districts, during the month of July 2014, Flags and certificates to acknowledge their schools’ Overall Academic Performance and Growth in Bridging the Achievement Gap.
“The state’s accountability system (Gold and Silver Recognitions) rewards schools who not only perform at a high level overall, but those who show improvement moving individual student performance up from the previous year,” stated David Whittemore, chair of the Education Oversight Committee.
He encourages the leaders of local communities to visit these schools and show their appreciation to the teachers, students, staff, and parents who are making progress.
For the prior school year Williamsburg County Public Schools received 10 Gold and Silver Awards.
Those awards were officially received, by the district’s administration, during the month of July 2014, and were presented to winning district schools, by members of the District’s Board of Trustees at the August 25, Board of Trustees Meeting.
Hemingway Elementary School received a Gold Achievement Flag, and Gold and Silver Achievement Certificates; Hemingway High School received a Gold Flag, and two Gold Achievement Certificates.
Hemingway Career and Technology Education Center received a Gold Flag, and a Gold and Silver Achievement Certificate; Kenneth Gardner Elementary School received a Gold Flag, and Gold and Silver Performance Certificates.
C.E. Murray High School received a Gold Flag and two Gold Achievement Certificates, and Kingstree Senior High School received a Silver Achievement Certificate for Bridging the Achievement Gap.