Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School District recognized

Florence Elementary also earns state award

Lynn Stankevich, left, principal at Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School, and Maureen Schiefelbein, right, reading specialist and Title I coordinator, accept a Title I Schools of Recognition Award in Madison, Wis., from State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor.

MADISON, Wis. — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor announced 114 Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition awards for 2019, an honor that recognizes success in educating students from families who are economically disadvantaged.

“Students living in poverty often find themselves standing outside the dreams we hold for our youth,” Stanford Taylor said. “To bring students back into the dream requires skill, knowledge, and commitment. Thank you, educators, support staff, families, partners — everyone who helped schools earn these awards. You are building a better future for your students and our state.”

The award-winning schools are among those receiving federal Title I funding to provide services to high numbers or high percentages of economically disadvantaged children.

During the May 20 ceremony at the State Capitol, the state superintendent recognized 19 High Achieving schools, 23 High Progress schools, and 81 Beating the Odds schools; nine schools achieved in more than one category.

Florence Elementary School was among those recognized as a Beating the Odds school.

Pembine Elementary was among nine schools earning honors in two categories — High Progress School and Beating the Odds School for the second year in a row. Pembine High School received honors as a Beating the Odds School.

“Thank you to all of the supporters of Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School District,” said Maureen Hansen Schiefelbein, the school’s Title I coordinator. “Without the generous support of the community and the leadership of our students, improving our educational and social environment would not be possible.”

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