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Elementary schools receive High Progress School of Honor Award

| January 31, 2020

Principal Dave Skelton stands with Coshocton Elementary’s recent high progress award.

Ridgewood Elementary staff proudly showoff their high progress award.

Coshocton Elementary School and Ridgewood Elementary were awarded the High Progress School of Honor Award by the State of Ohio based on their building’s 2018-19 Ohio School Report Card measures on student English language arts and math performance.

“Across the state, there is increased student exposure to poverty and social stressors,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria. “These schools are succeeding in meeting the needs of the whole child, and helping students take full advantage of educational opportunities. Congratulations to the students, teachers and administrators at these schools for the impressive success we celebrate with these awards.”

The Schools of Honor program recognizes schools that have sustained high achievement and substantial progress while serving a significant number of economically disadvantaged students. Coshocton and Ridgewood are two of only 71 schools in Ohio to receive this prestigious award.

“It is often said ‘it takes a village to raise a child,’” said Tony Meiser, assistant principal at Coshocton Elementary. “Research has shown children do well when they have a variety of positive adult role models to emulate in addition to their parents. The ‘village’ in this case is Coshocton Elementary’s exemplary staff including: Administrators, certified teachers, counselor, paraprofessional aides, administrative assistants, librarian, nurse, psychologist, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, food service personnel, custodial and security personnel. It is the combination of these dedicated individuals that leads our students in becoming resilient, lifelong learners. Learners who then contribute in positive ways to society as a whole.”

Autumn Hendershot from Ridgewood Elementary said the award acknowledges her school’s leaders and staff for their dedication and commitment to supporting the students.

“We continue to encourage our students to be resilient and empower them to be independent learners,” she said. “We appreciate all of our families and community for their continuous support as we strive to continue preparing our students for their future.”

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