We are SO proud to announce that today, March 4, 2014, Mrs. Swanson, our Media Specialist, was notified that the Colorado Department of Education has named Wellington Middle School a Colorado Department of Education Highly Effective School Library Program School. This award is given to only a few schools in Colorado each year. Our library program will serve as a model to other libraries in the state who are working to improve their school library program. Attaining Highly Effective Status is an honor that staff worked collaboratively on to improve student achievement through quality instruction using Colorado’s Academic Standards and 21st Century Learner Skills. The bar is intentionally set very high for this honor-we are very proud of Mrs. Swanson and all of our staff for the work on this award. Our school will retain this status until 2017.
Wellington Middle School will be recognized at a ceremony celebrating our accomplishment of attaining highly effective status at an official Colorado State Board of Education Meeting at CDE in Denver. On the day of recognition, the Board Chair and Commissioner Hammonds will address the gathering and other board members, CDE personnel and the public. Banners and certificates will be distributed.
Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Swanson and the staff of Wellington Middle School for this hard earned award: Colorado Department of Education’s Highly Effective School Library Program School!
We are Wellington.