Ettrick Elementary Named a “High Progress School” by State

DSC_8963 Ettrick Elementary SchoolEttrick Elementary School has earned a 2013-2014 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition Award and recognized as a “High Progress School.” All award-winning schools receive federal Title I funding to provide services to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children. This honor consists of a school exceeding academic accountability expectations, fall within the top 10 percent of schools experiencing growth in reading and mathematics, have shown evidence of reducing learning gaps greater than three (3) percentage points from the prior year to the current year, and meet the state’s test-participation and attendance goals. With this honor there will be a recognition ceremony at the State Capitol with State Superintendent Tony Evers on Tuesday, October 8th. Congratulations to Mrs. Fawver and her staff for this accomplishment!


Press Release

MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers praised Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau, Ettrick Elementary for being

among 167 schools in the state that received Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors for the 2013‑14

school year during a special Oct. 8 ceremony at the State Capitol in Madison.

Evers welcomed, from left: Rachel Fawver, Ettrick Principal and G-E-T Director of Instruction, and

Katie Daugherty, Ettrick Reading Teacher and District Reading Specialist, to the recognition event. Special

recognition during the event included 14 High‑Achieving schools and 26 High‑Progress schools, with six

schools earning both High‑Achieving and High‑Progress honors. There were five schools that earned Wisconsin

Title I School of Recognition honors for 10 consecutive years, and nine schools that earned the award for a fifth

consecutive year. Ettrick was one of 26 High-Progress schools.

“Partnerships among teachers, parents, administrators, school staff members, and the community

contribute to the academic success of students in schools that receive this honor,” Evers said.

“Analyzing our student data and informing our instruction through Professional Learning Communities

has contributed to our Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honor. We have made strides to meet children

where they are at as learners and provide them with tools to excel from there,” said Rachel Fawver, principal.

“Although Ettrick does not qualify for Title I Targeted-Assistance funding every year, we intend to strive toward

such recognition each year we are eligible.”