Sister Lakes awards young achieversPublished 5:55pm Sunday, June 10, 2012
Sister Lakes Elementary students celebrated the last day of school Friday with a ceremony in the gym to recognize their achievements.
The End of Year Awards Ceremony recognized students in kindergarten through fifth-grade for attendance, academic achievements and test scores as well as participation in extracurricular activities and volunteer efforts. Fifth-graders were recognized for completing their elementary education at Sister Lakes.
Top students in each grade were awarded letters from President Obama and pins from the President’s Education Awards Program.
The ceremony was also a celebration of the schools’ high marks on the MEAP and NWEA standardized tests. Sister Lakes achieved its highest scores ever on the MEAP this year and exceeded the state average in several categories. The school ranked highest in the Dowagiac district for growth on the NWEA test.
Sister Lakes has 230 students and at least 30 staff.
“Sister Lakes’ staff is a marvelous staff,” said Gretchen Hart, principal since 2010.