Basehor-Linwood schools recognized
Each of the three elementary schools in the Basehor-Linwood School District -- Basehor, Glenwood Ridge and Linwood elementaries -- have been recognized by state education officials for reaching standards of excellence on the 2004 state assessments.
Administrators from each school recently received a certificate of achievement from the state board of education for the accomplishment.
"Attaining the standard of excellence speaks highly of the efforts of the school staff to ensure all students are learning," said Janet Waugh, state board of education chair person. "This accomplishment is something in which the entire community can take pride."
To reach the standards of excellence mark, a significant percentage of the overall student body must score at advanced or exemplary levels. Schools that receive standards of excellence must also show evidence of improvement.
Linda McFarlane, the second-year principal at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School, said school administrators followed through on a well-designed plan.
"From the district level to the building level, there was a solid blueprint in place in grades kindergarten through sixth for ensuring student academic success," McFarlane said.
Each of the three elementary school principals received a framed certificate at the November school board meeting.