2 Roanoke County schools named “Schools to Watch”

Roanoke County

ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS 10) – A big honor for two Roanoke County schools.

Glenvar Middle and William Byrd Middle Schools are named “Schools to Watch”. This marks four Roanoke County middle schools to receive the title.

More than 400 exemplary middle-grades schools across the nation are named as “Schools to Watch” as part of a recognition and school improvement program developed by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. According to the group, it was launched in 1999.

The website says:

“Forum members believe that three things are true of high-performing middle-grades schools:
They are academically excellent – these schools challenge all students to use their minds well.
They are developmentally responsive – these schools are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.
They are socially equitable – these schools are democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.

To achieve this level of performance, high-performing schools establish norms, structures, and organizational arrangements to support and sustain their trajectory toward excellence. They have a sense of purpose that drives every facet of practice and decision-making.”

Celebrations are going on at both schools Thursday.

The Roanoke County School Board will recognize Glenvar and William Byrd Middle Schools at the school board meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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