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Evers welcomed (pictured from left) Sue Scimeca (School Secretary), Becky Soper (2nd Grade Teacher and Lead Teacher) and Bob VanNattata (Title I Teacher) to the recognition event.

 

Capitol ceremony celebrates 2012-13 Wisconsin Schools of Recognition



MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers praised Coloma Elementary School for being among 132 schools in the state that received Wisconsin School of Recognition honors for the 2012-13 school year during a special October 2nd ceremony at the State Capitol in Madison.

Evers welcomed (pictured from left) Sue Scimeca (School Secretary), Becky Soper (2nd Grade Teacher and Lead Teacher) and Bob VanNattata (Title I Teacher) to the recognition event. To be recognized, schools must be among those with the highest poverty rates in the state, have met adequate yearly progress goals under federal education law for the past two years, and have student achievement on state mathematics and reading assessments that is higher than schools with similar poverty levels and grade configurations.

 “The staff and administration of these schools are committed to forging partnerships among teachers, parents, administrators, other school staff members, and the community to create an educational environment that supports children’s learning,” Evers said.

Coloma Principal Jennifer Johnson state, “Each staff member here is a part of our student's success.  Teachers put in a lot of additional time to learn new teaching techniques.  Instruction is adjusted weekly based on the teachers' progress monitoring and assessment results.  I commend our staff for being reflective in their own teaching and always putting students' needs first.  As always, we also commend our parents, families and community for their support.”  Coloma Elementary is proud to be celebrating their eighth year in a row of this award.”