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RULH Principal Smith receives ‘Momentum Award’

By Martha Jacob –

Christopher E. Smith is the principal at Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Middle School and was recently awarded the first annual ‘Momentum Award’ from the Ohio State Board of Education.
Principal Smith received a letter of congratulations from Governor John Kasich, Tom Gunlock, president of the State Board of Education and Dr. Lonny J. Rivera, Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction.
“This award goes out to the staff and students for their time, commitment and hard work over the last three years to improve the quality of education at RULH Middle School,” Principal Smith said, “Our goal is to ensure that each student, at the minimum, is getting a ‘year’s worth’ of academic growth.
“This reinforces for us and to our local community stakeholders, that our students overall are getting beyond a years worth of academic growth.”
Excerpts from the letter included…
…It’s my honor to inform you that Ohio’s State Board of Education has granted Ripley Union Lewis Huntington Middle School one of its first annual Momentum Awards for school year 2014-2015…
…this award recognizes schools that have received A’s on every value-added measure included on Ohio’s school report cards….
…for your students, you are keeping the learning momentum high…
…you are part of an elite group of schools…
…your school ensured that its pupils received a year’s worth of academic growth in reading and math…
…especially commendable….you have shown a diverse array of students with diverse educational backgrounds and learning needs…
….members of the state board thank you and your teachers, support staff and
parents for believing that every child can be academically successful and committing to make sure that every child is…
…your school is a wonderful example for all Ohio Schools.
Mr. Gunlock told Smith that he looks forward to sharing information about his success with schools and communities throughout the state, hoping they can follow his model of excellence.

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