Students and staff at Aldrich Intermediate School have a lot to celebrate this week. The school is celebrating a 5.1 increase in their State Report Card. The increase means that the school has moved from a “meets few expectations” to a “meets expectations” rating for the 2016-17 school year.
A rating of “meets expectations” means a school is meeting some state expectations for student achievement, student growth, educational equity, and preparing students for educational milestones, including college and career readiness. “We salute the dedication and hard work of the Aldrich team. Their commitment to their School Improvement Plan reflects in their academic progress on the State Report Card,” said Interim Superintendent Dr. Darrell Williams.
Students and staff will celebrate with an all-school assembly at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8. The assembly will feature a special concert by recording artist Zack D. Parents are invited to attend the assembly and celebration. After the celebration, guests will hear from Principal Joe Vrydaghs regarding the State Report Card: what it means and why it matters. Vrydaghs will also discuss how the School Improvement Plan was created to move Aldrich toward exceeding state expectations.
“If we truly work together as a staff with families and our community, we can and will continue to improve student outcomes and close all achievement gaps,” said Anthony Bonds, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning and Innovation.