Westlane Middle School Celebrates

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 8, 2014) – On Friday, May 9th from 9:30-10:30, Westlane students and staff will celebrate their recent re-designated status announcement as a School to Watch 2014-2017. The re-designation comes from The Indiana Middle Level Education Association (IMLEA), state office for Schools to Watch and the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform.

The all school convocation will include remarks from Washington Township Superintendent Dr. Nikki Woodson, Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, Executive Director of the Indiana Middle Level Education Association, Shirley Wright,  Executive Director for the Indiana Association of School Principals Dr. Todd Bess, and WISH 8 anchor, reporter and Westlane alumnus Lori Wilson.

Westlane joins 3 other Indiana Schools to Watch in being re-designated for another 3 years as mentor schools. Mentor schools serve other Indiana middle level schools grades 5 – 9, who wish to network regarding Academic Excellence, Developmental Responsiveness, Social Equity, or Organizational Support and Processes. Schools to Watch schools are prepared for visits and networking of any kind.

Representatives from Westlane will attend the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform’s Summer Conference in Washington, D.C. June 26 – 28, 2014. They will present a session on a program or practice at Westlane, spend an hour with an Indiana legislator on the “Hill,” advocating for middle school best practices, attend the sessions presented by other national STW, and attend a gala dinner on June 27 and brunch on June 28 to formally receive their award.


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