2001 Regular Session
By: Representative Scott (17th), Holland
House Concurrent Resolution 106
(As Adopted by House and Senate)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING LAWHON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL UPON RECEIVING THE VALUE ADDED AWARD.
WHEREAS, Lawhon Elementary School, Tupelo, Mississippi, was recognized with the Value Added Award for doing the best job in the state of educating its students; and
WHEREAS, the Value Added Award is presented by the Program of Research and Evaluation of Public Schools, commonly referred to as PREPS, to recognize schools whose students perform higher than expected on standardized tests; and
WHEREAS, PREPS, an educational consortium housed at Mississippi State University, is dedicated to improving public schools; and
WHEREAS, PREPS looks at the socioeconomic status of children at member schools and compares it to how well they perform on the state mandated Terra Nova Test; and
WHEREAS, Lawhon Elementary School excelled among its peer schools across 93 school districts in Mississippi, receiving the highest ranking of any school in PREPS; and
WHEREAS, Lawhon Elementary School is filled with many teachers who go the extra mile in helping their students excel in the classroom; and
WHEREAS, Lawhon Elementary School teachers have used an intensive one-on-one work with students, which is a major step toward high academic achievement; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence, especially when evidenced by the hard work of our schools, teachers and students:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Lawhon Elementary School upon receiving the Value Added Award.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Shelby McCullar, Principal of Lawhon Elementary School, and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.