MAUSTON SCHOOLS RECEIVE STATE AWARDS!
Three Mauston schools have been recognized by the Department of Public Instruction as "Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition." Late last month, the State Superintendent Tony Evers announced that 173 school in Wisconsin have qualified for recognition including Grayside Elementary School, Lyndon Station Elementary School and Gordon R. Olson Middle School in the Mauston School District.
Grayside Elementary School and Olson Middle School have been recognized as "Beating the Odds Schools." This award is for schools that although they are in the top 25% of high poverty schools in the state, have above average student achievement in reading and mathematics when compared to schools from similarly sized districts, schools, grade configurations and poverty levels.
Lyndon Station Elementary School was awarded the "High Progress School" award, which goes to schools that fall within the top 10 percent of schools experiencing growth in reading and mathematics, and whose evidence of reducing achievement gaps is shown by having gaps of less than 3 points between student groups.
"We are very proud of the achievements of all of our students," said Dr. Christine M. Weymouth, Mauston Superintendent of Schools. "It is especially exciting to have three of our schools recognized by the State of Wisconsin for their academic progress this past year. Congratulations to our teachers and students."
On Monday, October 13, several individuals from the district traveled to Madison to take part in the recognition ceremonies at the State Capitol. (See photos above)