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District leaders celebrate award-winning schools

CCSD principals, Board of Education and superintendent at John Irwin Award ceremony held Feb. 11, 2019.The Cherry Creek School District Board of Education wanted to give proper recognition to 14 schools on their home turf.

Two months into 2019, 14 CCSD schools have already received awards from the Colorado Department of Education for excellence in academic growth and achievement. The CCSD Board's regular meeting on February 11 held at Mission Viejo Elementary was an opportunity for district and school officials to celebrate these achievements in front of colleagues, friends and family.

During a ceremony before the formal kickoff of the meeting, board members recognized 14 schools for their achievements and recognition. Specifically, they honored the 14 Cherry Creek schools that received the CDE's John Irwin School of Excellence award, as well Cherry Creek High School, for receiving both the John Irwin and Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award. Principals were on hand to accept certificates and pose for pictures with board members and CCSD Superintendent Dr. Scott Siegfried. This celebration took place in advance of the formal CDE ceremony this spring.

"We are proud to recognize the hard work and impressive accomplishments of these schools with our community tonight," Siegfried said. "The students, staff and community members at each of these buildings truly exemplify the district's commitment to excellence."

Cherry Creek High School received the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award, which is given to schools that demonstrate excellent student growth. On the School Performance Framework used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools exceed expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth over three years. In 2018, 106 schools across the state received this award.

Fourteen Cherry Creek schools earned the John Irwin School of Excellence Award, which recognizes schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts and Science. The Excellence Awards are named for a Colorado visionary and friend of education, former State Representative John J. Irwin. The schools that received the John Irwin School of Excellence Award are:

  • Belleview Elementary School
  • Challenge School
  • Cherry Creek Academy
  • Cherry Creek High School
  • Cherry Hills Village Elementary School
  • Cottonwood Creek Elementary School
  • Creekside Elementary School
  • Dry Creek Elementary School
  • Greenwood Elementary School
  • Homestead Elementary School
  • Indian Ridge Elementary School
  • Rolling Hills Elementary School
  • Walnut Hills Community Elementary School
  • Willow Creek Elementary School

Congratulations to the students, staff and community from all of these schools for their hard work and impressive accomplishments!

 

Posted 2/13/2019 3:21 PM

Two months into 2019, 14 CCSD schools have already received awards from the Colorado Department of Education for excellence in academic growth and achievement. The CCSD Board's regular meeting on February 11 held at Mission Viejo Elementary was an opportunity for district and school officials to celebrate these achievements in front of colleagues, friends and family.

 

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