State Education Awards
4:00 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Local Schools Recognized for Achievement

Several Northwoods schools are receiving state awards for student performance and improvement.  

Wisconsin's School Superintendent is giving awards to 167 schools.
Credit Lyn Lomasi

Wisconsin School Superintendent Tony Evers will honor those schools at a statehouse ceremony Tuesday at noon.  North Lakeland Elementary and Crandon Elementary are both being recognized for high progress. 

Crandon Elementary principal Jamee Belland credits improvements in reading and math to the school’s use of classroom data.  She says it helps teachers tailor curriculum to students at different levels. 

“Instead of just focusing on one group, we’re focusing on the struggling readers, the at level readers, the above level readers.  Same thing with their math skills.  We’re trying to give them extra instruction at their levels.” 

Principal Belland and Crandon District Administrator Jim Asher are headed to Madison for the ceremony. Several other local schools were honored in a category called “beating the odds”: Antigo’s West Elementary, Mellen Elementary, and Mercer School. 

More than one hundred and sixty schools are being recognized statewide. 

Each will receive a plaque and five hundred dollars.