Congratulations to Horizon Elementary for receiving the academic achievement and proficiency award for the Largest Percent Affinity Group Increase in Reading Proficiency Award. Washington State Achievement Awards are given to schools that score in the top 10 percent of academic target areas over a three-year period. Proficiency awards are given to schools that lead the district in growth in specific student affinity groups for the past school year. Each school will be recognized at the June 11 school board meeting.
October is Disability Employment Awareness Month and October 13-17 is National School Lunch Week, and the two celebrations recently came together at Kent-Meridian High School.
A week of college-prep events got off to an informative start in the Kent School District on Saturday, October 11, with the College Bound Scholarship Conference, and continues October 13-17 with DiscoverU week.
As he begins his sixth school year of extraordinary success in improving academic achievement, Dr. Edward Lee Vargas announced that he has accepted a position as Executive Vice President for the national nonprofit AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) that focuses on college and career readiness for underserved students in school districts across the United States.