"We are a success because of each of you," said Mrs. Porter to the many parents, grandparents, and friends of Verdunville Elementary in attendance "We are an exemplary school, we have seven years of Title I distinguished recognition, and we have met AYP every year. I want to thank all of you for contributing to our success; we could not have done it without you."
Porter continued by thanking the teachers and staff for their contribution and dedication to the students' education and well being.
"We have the best school around and I am very proud of all we have done," Porter said to applause from the crowd.
Grades Kindergarten through fourth was given individual awards for each student presented to them by their teachers. Teachers presenting awards were: Mrs. Ruth Chaffin, Kindergarten, Mrs. Sandra Browning, First Grade, Ms. Linda Dingess, Second Grade, Ms. Lillian Weese, Third Grade, Mrs. Dixie Long, Third Grade, and Mr. Eugene Adkins, Fourth Grade.
The Math Field Day participants were awarded with trophies by Mrs. Lisa Prichard, Title I Math Teacher and Coach for Math Field Day. The students came an hour early every day for over three months to prepare for the event. Verdunville Elementary is very proud to have placed in the Logan County Math Field Day Competition with Corey France taking second place.
Darissa Meade, Title I Reading Teacher, recognized Verdunville Elementary's Accelerated Reader high scoring students who have read the most books and the most words. Mrs. Meade commented that the Fourth Grade Class of Mr. Eugene Adkins had read over a million words this year setting the highest score ever recorded for Verdunville Elementary's Accelerated Reader Program. Grades Pre K through Fourth had individual winners for most words read and most books. The winners will receive a Teddy Bear from Mr. Jac Clutter of State Farm Insurance and gift cards to Books A Million. The overall Accelerated Reader for Verdunville Elementary was David Veranatter, a student in Ms. Weese's third grade class. David will receive a huge three foot tall Teddy Bear, a certificate, and gift card to Books A Million.
Students with "Perfect Attendance" and "Faithful Attendance", Parent Volunteers, Verdunville Fire Department, Wal-Mart, State Farm Insurance, Logan Motor Sales, Teachers and staff, were all recognized for their accomplishments and help during this year. Verdunville Elementary wishes to thank everyone once again for a wonderful year and for their dedication to the youth of the Verdunville Community.
"We look forward to seeing everyone next year and have great expectations for another successful school term," Porter said.