South Blvd. Elementary Chosen for LINCS Conference
South Boulevard Elementary School is one of only ten school statewide chosen by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE) and the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP) as a school to highlight at the first annual statewide LINCS (Learning-Intensive Networking Communities for Success) conference in September 29-30, 2004, in Baton Rouge.
The following criteria were used to select the schools to be highlighted at the conference:
The school has participated in LINCS since 2001.
The school exhibited improved performance on the ITBS and/ LEAP 21 in its content area(s) between 2001-2003. (Improvements in School Performance Score were also considered.)
The school rated 75% or higher on the LINCS Implementation Rubric as scored by a LINCS Regional Coordinator.
The qualifying schools were reviewed by staff members from the Louisiana Department of Education and LaSIP to ensure statewide representation.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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