GMS honored for ‘closing achievement gap’

by nathan oster
The public is invited to attend a special event Friday morning in celebration of Greybull Middle School receiving one of the 2012 Distinguished Title I School awards.
Cindy Hill, the state’s superintendent of public instruction, is scheduled to attend. She is expected to present the award to the school, staff and students during the ceremony, which runs from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the GHS auditorium.
Greybull Elementary School received a similar award in 2010.
Supt. Barry Bryant said only two schools from each state were chosen for the award and that GMS was selected for “closing the achievement gap between student groups” on the Proficiency Assessment of Wyoming Students.
Barry Bryant said it is a nice honor for the school.
“Especially now, as we move further down the NCLB as the requirements get higher as far as still making AYP,” he said. “The middle school made some really big gains last year.”