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Monday, March 11, 2013 10:12 AM


DELPHOS — When the Ohio Department of Education officially released its school Report Cards last week, Jefferson Middle School had an addendum attached: “School of Promise.”

According to the ODE,  the School of Promise program was started in 2003 to help close the math and reading achievement gap for students who represent a range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.


“Being named a School of Promise is an honor,” Jefferson Middle School Principal Terry Moreo said. “This award is bigger than one building. It represents the quality of instruction being taught by every teacher in our district.”


Getting everyone on the same page is a lot of work.

“We have bi-monthly meetings with teachers to align lessons with state curriculum guidelines to apply to teaching,” Moreo said. “Each course of lessons is mapped out monthly.”

Finding the students who need the extra help to keep up with their peers is key.

“We do six individual short-cycle assessments with each student. Their success is charted and instruction is adjusted to them,” Moreo said. “Our teachers realize that to make educational progress requires change. Daily our teachers making practice of this change.”

The school will receive a banner noting the designation later this month.


Last Updated on Monday, March 11, 2013 10:13 AM

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