School Superintendent William Mathews read a press release at the Dec. 10 meeting from the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals naming GSMS as a Breakout Middle School for the state of Georgia. The honor is the highest a middle school can earn through the GASSP organization. It was announced at the organization’s meeting in Savannah Nov. 4.
The GASSP press release states that the organization looks to identify schools that embody best practices for students and schools that get results.
According to board meeting minutes, GSMS principal Wes Cavender explained that the recognition is awarded after considering the areas of collaboration between teachers, personalization of instructional programming for students and student achievement. It is also a way of showing teachers that they are appreciated for the work they do.
Clifton Ridge Middle School received the award in 2010.
Mathews presented the financial report through the end of November. The school year is at the 42 percent mark, and at this time revenues are lower than expenditures.
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