Steeby Elementary in Wayland has been selected as one of only two National Title I Distinguished Schools for Michigan.
The program is a project of the National Title I Association. The Michigan Department of Education has indicated that each year the Distinguished Schools Program publicly recognizes qualifying Title I schools from each state for outstanding achievements in education. Because only two schools per state are selected each year as National Title I Distinguished Schools, this award is an especially prestigious honor.
Title 1 is a federal program that provides funding to local school districts to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.
Steeby Elementary is being recognized under Category 1 – Exceptional student performance, successfully exceeding targets in English language arts and mathematics on state and local assessments for the school year ending 2017.
“Being recognized for this is a testament to the hard work completed every day by the entire staff at Steeby Elementary,” said Principal, Mike Haverdink. “The mindset is for ALL of our students to grow and achieve. We are honored to be recognized for this accomplishment.”
Steeby will be representing Michigan as the 2017 Title I Distinguished School and will receive recognition and be honored at the 2018 National Title I Conference in Philadelphia Feb. 8-11.
“This is very exciting news and is a testament to the work we are doing around Professional Learning Communities (PLC) professional development, RTI (Response to Intervention) and MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support)” said Teresa Fulk, Director of Instruction.