Woodlands Named 2017 School of Distinction

We've been named a 2017 School of Distinction!
Posted on 11/07/2017
2017 School of Distinction Awards for Silver Ridge, Woodlands, and Fairview.

For the second year in a row, we’ve been named a School of Distinction!

“The Woodlands staff has been working very hard to support all students,” said Principal Amy Archuleta.  “It is an honor to work with them on a daily basis because of the way they consistently care about each and every student and their success.”

Schools must make sustained progress in English language arts and math for at least five years to earn the award. “Our students have also been working exceptionally hard and it is a joy to watch them learn,” said Archuleta.

The Center for Educational Effectiveness, in partnership with state school directors, principals and superintendent organizations, presents the award annually to Washington schools that show the most improvement.

Woodlands, Silver Ridge Elementary, and Fairview Middle School received the honors this year. “I am so proud of our two elementary schools,” said Executive Director of Elementary Education Jill Carlson. “They have worked hard at being systematic in their professional learning communities around lesson planning, assessment, targeted interventions and monitoring student progress.”

Superintendent David McVicker announced the award and congratulated school staff on Monday. “We’re just thrilled with our schools’ progress and what they’ve accomplished.”