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Tejeda named a school to Watch

With the choir, band, symphony and glee club performances, you would think Tejeda Middle School was hosting a talent show. Actually, the school was demonstrating the talent, discipline and pride that it takes to be recognized as a 2013 School to Watch®. Executive Director Cecil Floyd and Associate Director Miss Seward of Texas Schools to Watch presented Tejeda student leaders with a banner to display at the school, on April 25. 

The initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, identifies schools across the United States that are well on their way to meeting its high performance standards.   These standards focus on the entire educational structure of a campus, from academics to student resources.

“I congratulate you on being a National School to Watch and I congratulate you on your enthusiasm and spirit,” said Floyd, as he addressed the students during the banner presentation.

The celebration was two-fold as Principal Brenda Shelton announced to the students that they were among the top in the districtfor STAAR test results for math and reading.

North East ISD is home to two out of the four schools announced as Schools to Watch statewide. Lopez Middle School will be presented with their banner on May 17.

Dr. Gottardy greets the student body. Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, superintendent of schools, congratulates the Tejeda student body.

Schools to watch.Student Leaders hold up their shiny new School to Watch banner to display in the campus.


Posted on April 25, 2013