Bataan students receive Ohio’s Momentum Award

Dec 17, 2019 | Schools | 0 comments

Image of Stacey Taylor and Bataan students in a classroom

Fifth grade teacher Stacey Taylor leads a Language Arts lesson at Bataan Memorial Intermediate Elementary. Bataan Intermediate students have excelled in their studies, receiving the Ohio Department of Education’s Momentum Award.

Port Clinton School District has announced that Bataan Memorial Intermediate Elementary has received the Momentum Award presented by the Ohio Department of Education. The Momentum Award recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year.

Schools must earn straight A’s on all value-added measures on the report card. The school or district must have at least two value-added subgroups of students, which includes gifted, lowest 20% in achievement, and students with disabilities.

On the accountability value-added report for Bataan Intermediate, the school has received straight A’s over three years in all four of the measured subgroups, earning an A in overall progress. In addition, Bataan Intermediate has earned an A in the gap closing component which shows how well schools are meeting the performance expectations for the most vulnerable populations of students in English language arts and math.

“It is an honor to receive this acknowledgment from the Ohio Department of Education as it validates the work we all do. This award personifies Bataan Intermediate including the staff, students, and parents who all work together to be the best version of ourselves,” said Building Principal Geoff Halsey. “I am very proud of who we are as a school and what we do for all children.”

Superintendent Patrick Adkins said that “all of our schools have been working hard in the area of student achievement and growth. Bataan Intermediate has a great staff and strong leadership and it’s great to see them recognized for their efforts.”

ODE stated that 48 districts and 173 schools were awarded the state board’s Momentum Award. A complete list of districts and schools across Ohio earning the Momentum Award are available on the Ohio Department of Education website.

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