Two Oshkosh Schools Recognized as WI Title 1 Schools of Recognition

posted Apr 16, 2019, 1:30 PM by Katie Nieman
Image result for dpi schools of recognitionStudents thrive at Jefferson Elementary and Webster Stanley Elementary! Two Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) elementary schools were recently recognized for success in educating students. Jefferson and Webster Stanley elementary schools were among 114 schools state-wide to receive the Wisconsin Title 1 School of Recognition awards for 2019 by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The awards recognize the efforts of students, their families, teachers, school administrators, and school staff members to break the link between poverty and low academic achievement. A DPI press release and a complete list of schools recognized statewide is available online: 
“The Oshkosh Area School District continues to demonstrate the impact that high expectations, dedicated staff, and innovative practices have on student success,” said Superintendent Vickie Cartwright. “Our educators are incredibly committed to the success of every child, and our schools are places where all children, regardless of their background, are supported and able to thrive. This is a well-deserved recognition for the staff, students, and families at Jefferson and Webster Stanley elementary schools.”  
Both OASD schools earned the “Beating the Odds” Award, which recognizes schools among the top 25 percent of high-poverty schools in the state that have above-average student achievement in reading and mathematics. There were 81 schools honored in the Beating the Odds category.
All of the DPI’s Schools of Recognition receive federal Title I funding to provide services to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged families. All Schools of Recognition also meet the state’s test participation, attendance, and dropout goals. The schools will be honored during a May 20 ceremony at the State Capitol, and each school will receive a plaque recognizing their achievements.