CMES earns Momentum Award


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Fifth-grade students work with learning partners and in collaborative groups to complete a hands-on activity applying the scientific method.


Courtesy photos | Clinton-Massie Schools

Fourth-grade students in Mrs. Laux’s class use the SmartBoard to integrate vocabulary skills and reading comprehension.


Courtesy photos | Clinton-Massie Schools

ADAMS TWP.– Clinton-Massie Elementary School was recently recognized by the Ohio Department of Education with the Momentum Award. This recognition is awarded by the State Board of Education to schools exceeding expectations in student growth for the year.

Schools must earn straight “A’s” on all value-added measures on the report card. The school or district must have at least two value-added subgroups of students, which includes gifted, lowest 20 percent in achievement, and students with disabilities.

“The four value-added sub-groups of students being served at Clinton-Massie Elementary School include students that are gifted, in the lowest twenty percent in achievement, have disabilities, and are classified as low-income,” explained Robyn Donisi, Curriculum Director.

Donisi was excited that the staff’s efforts to meet the needs of all learners has placed the school in the top six percent of school buildings in the state.

Principal Jennifer Updike expressed pride in the staff, students, and families at her school.

“We are a community of students and staff that provide a personalized learning environment to accelerate the needs of each individual child,” Updike said. She applauded the exhaustive efforts by all constituents that have led to every student growing and learning.

Only 217 of 3,505 school buildings in Ohio received this recognition for 2017.

Fifth-grade students work with learning partners and in collaborative groups to complete a hands-on activity applying the scientific method.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_CMES-2.jpgFifth-grade students work with learning partners and in collaborative groups to complete a hands-on activity applying the scientific method. Courtesy photos | Clinton-Massie Schools

Fourth-grade students in Mrs. Laux’s class use the SmartBoard to integrate vocabulary skills and reading comprehension.
http://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/11/web1_CMES-1.jpgFourth-grade students in Mrs. Laux’s class use the SmartBoard to integrate vocabulary skills and reading comprehension. Courtesy photos | Clinton-Massie Schools

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