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MIDDLE SCHOOL NAMED 'SCHOOL TO WATCH' FOR 4TH TIME
The large green sign on the front of Pioneer Middle School will have to be changed once again.
ABOVE: Pioneer Middle School has celebrated its School to Watch designation with a large sign out front.
For the fourth time, the middle school has been recognized as an Essential Elements School to Watch. This is the 4th such distinction since 2008, principal Melissa Prorok announced.
"Students and staff can both be proud of this prestigious award," Ms. Prorok said. "This is proof once again that Pioneer Middle School is a great place to teach and learn."
Essential Elements School to Watch is a program sponsored by the New York State Education Department and the New York State Middle Schools Association to recognize schools committed to enhancing their school program and practices.
Marybeth Casey, state School to Watch director, said Pioneer Middle School has developed a "model education program in New York State that is consistent with the Regents Policy Statement on Middle Level Education, the Essential Elements of a Standards Focused Middle Level School, and the National Forum's Schools to Watch criteria."
Pioneer has been invited to send representatives to Washington D.C., from June 21-24, for official recognition at the National Schools to Watch Conference. This is the fourth straight time Pioneer Middle School has been honored since 2008.