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Roy Moore students, faculty receive award

John GardnerPost Independent StaffGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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SILT, Colo. – Roy Moore Elementary School in Silt was recognized as a regional title I distinguished school for the northwest region on Wednesday, Jan 10.Parents, students and faculty gathered in the gymnasium as members of the Colorado Department of Education presented principal Lisa Whitmore with a $5,000 check and a banner displaying the school’s achievement.”This is really a great award,” Whitmore said. “It really means a lot.”The award is based on the student’s results on the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) tests in closing the achievement gap between students who are eligible for free or reduced lunch and those that are ineligible.”I’m really proud of our teachers and students,” Whitmore said. “They’ve all worked really hard, and to get recognized with something tangible like this is so nice.”Whitmore said the award really illustrates how well the community works together because education starts at home. The money will be used for the whole school to purchase supplies that will aid in the students’ education process.”The staff as a team will decide what it’s going to be used for,” Whitmore said.Roy Moore Elementary has been the topic of much discussion over the past year due to the building’s ailing condition. But, thanks to a bond passed by voters in November, construction began on a new school building in December.Contact John Gardner: 945-8515, ext. 16604jgardner@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

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