Capitol ceremony celebrates 2015-16
Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition
MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers congratulated Benton Elementary School for being among 169 schools in the state that received Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors for the 2015-16 school year during a special March 14 ceremony at the State Capitol in Madison.
Evers welcomed, from left: Lisa Lawrence, Principal, Tony Evers, State Superintendent, Mary Mowry, Kindergarten teacher, to the recognition event. During the ceremony, the state superintendent recognized nine High-Achieving schools and 26 High-Progress schools; 11 schools earned both High-Achieving and High-Progress honors. There were 117 Beating-the-Odds schools. Twelve schools earned a School of Recognition award for five consecutive years.
“These awards recognize the work of students and their parents along with teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement. These efforts will help us ensure that every student graduates college and career ready,” Evers said.
“The teachers at Benton Elementary work hard each day to meet the academic needs of all students. That dedication and perseverance is a reflection of this Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Honor,” said Lisa Lawrence, Principal.