Wakonda School recognized for achievement

Wakonda School recognized for achievement by Amber Skjonsberg The Wakonda School has been recognized by the state under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2003 and 2004 for its academic achievements.

In order to be recognized, each school has to meet its yearly progress goals for two consecutive years in reading and math. In addition, 80 percent of the school has to be "proficient" or "advanced" in both these subjects.

For 2003 and 2004, Wakonda School District was one of the 91 school districts that have been recognized as a distinguished school. There is a total of 137 schools within the honored districts.

This is the first year that the Wakonda High School and Junior High have been recognized for their achievements in math and reading. This will be the second year the Wakonda Elementary has been recognized.

Area schools also receiving this honor are Centerville Elementary, Gayville-Volin High School, and Hurley Junior High.

Sixteen of the recognized schools were identified as poverty schools and will receive funding anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000. The Wakonda School District was not among these 16 schools.

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